Protecting Facilities From Environmental Corrosion

In industrial process facilities, corrosion is the biggest single cause of plant and equipment breakdown, including machinery, vessels, structures, supports, and pipelines. While atmospheric corrosion in the form of air (oxygen), and water (moisture, humidity, vapor, etc.) is the main culprit, environmental factors including high temperatures and pressures as well as harsh substances, chemicals and gasses can also accelerate the corrosion of carbon steel and other materials.

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