What are the dangers of corrosion?

Corrosion is essentially the deterioration of materials that interact with their environment. In commercial premises, this is usually relating to metal/iron/steel damage, from pipework, utilities, tanks and cylinders in warehouses, to bridges and road/rail maintenance.

The repair costs to replace corroded metals can be extremely costly and can be simply avoided by industrial painting. Metal thickness can be reduced by corrosion, leading to a loss of mechanical strength that could result in structural failure. Therefore just very minor cracking can cause considerable weakening of a metal’s strength, so it is important to ensure that the health of metal is maintained within warehouses and commercial premises.

But what are the main effects and dangers of corrosion?

  • Contamination of fluids in vessels and pipes.
  • Perforation of vessels and pipes can lead to the leaking of liquids and gases, potentially resulting in the damage of the surroundings.
  • Solid corrosion can lead to mechanical damage to valves and pumps etc, as well as frustrating blockages in pipes.
  • Reduced overall value of a premises due to appearance.
  • Loss of time in availability of profile-making industrial equipment.
  • In the worst case scenario, there is a risk of injuries to employees from structural failure.

In conclusion, industrial coating is a necessity to keep various businesses and transportation networks functioning to their full potential without finances being hit with emergency repair costs.