Corrosion Protective Coatings

Cor-Pro Systems is the leading provider of corrosion protection in Houston through its permanent and temporary corrosion protective coatings.

The US spends an astounding $1 trillion annually just to fight corrosion and corrosion-related problems.

It’s a serious threat to businesses; even more so for those whose operations rely on complex machineries and critical equipment.

Corrosion Protective Coatings are necessary to prevent further deterioration of equipment, machineries, or structures that are prone to corrosion.

Applying protective coatings not only prolongs the life span of these important and critical installations, it also allows the company to have substantial savings on repairs and replacements of parts and equipment.

Industries have been battling with the corrosion menace for such a long time and with the help of experts, like Cor-Pro Systems, have managed to mount Corrosion Prevention Techniques to keep corrosion-related costs at bay.

Over the years, the techniques have improved greatly, but companies are not able to keep up and eventually find themselves struggling to keep their machines operational even in advanced stage of corrosion.

Cor-Pro Systems provide top of the line corrosion protection that includes custom-made corrosion protective coatings depending on the specific business needs.

Key Factors Of Corrosion Prevention

The protective coatings to use would depend on the severity of the corrosion and the conditions that the equipment are exposed to.

Environmental or weather-related factors such as rain, humidity, and changing temperatures affect equipment and structures. In addition, storage and proximity to other metals are factors that hasten the corrosion on equipment.

Knowing these factors can help determine the type of corrosion protective coatings to use to get the desired outcome.

The corrosion prevention techniques can vary depending on the degree of corrosion. Critical equipment used in subsea operations will require different techniques from, say, aerospace applications.

It is therefore important to know the factors or conditions that cause corrosion so that the proper method of protection can be applied.

  • Environmental factors are weather-related problems such as rain, humidity, and temperature. Equipment that are exposed to these factors require more attention and the upkeep is much more costly. A quick and easy way is to limit the contact of the metal equipment with seawater or rain. However, if this is not feasible, methods to manipulate the environmental factors can be utilized. One example is to treat the metal with chemicals or softeners to adjust the alkalinity or oxygen content.
  • The packaging factor. Unbeknownst to many, the type of packaging of metal parts can contribute greatly to corrosion. Most of metal packaging are non-treated and can hold moisture (e.g. corrugated paper). Knowing the packaging materials can determine what action needs to be done to prevent corrosion.
  • The process involved in using the equipment is also a factor to consider. For instance, metal fabrication carries with it processes that can contribute to metal deterioration. In this case, appropriate coatings can be applied to protect the metal surfaces
  • Storage location and proximity to other metal types. Dissimilar metal types that are submerged in seawater or moist soils can cause galvanic corrosion. This is common in ships, gas pipelines, and offshore rigs. For his kind of corrosion, the commonly used technique is cathodic protection, which converts unwanted active sites on the surface to passive ones, thereby creating a polarizing effect.

Cor-Pro Systems’s custom corrosion prevention techniques will depend on the causes of the corrosion and can help companies determine this early on so as to delay corrosion and prolong the life of critical equipment.

Classifications Of Corrosion Protective Coatings

Corrosion protection can come in many forms. Two well-known general classifications are Permanent and Temporary corrosion protection. Each of this classification has appropriate types of corrosion protective coatings that can be used depending on the condition of the equipment.

Permanent Corrosion Protection

This protection method is primarily used to provide some form of protection at the place of use. The equipment are usually protected from climatic, biotic, and chemical factors when they are in an enclosure. So, in this case, the protection methods used are less complex and much more cost efficient. Machine in a factory shed is an example of a setup where permanent corrosion protection is applied. Specific examples of protection include the following:

  • Coating
  • Copper plating
  • Enameling
  • Galvanization
  • Tin plating

Temporary Corrosion Protection

This protection method applies mainly during handling, transport, and storage of equipment or machines. Corrosion that occurs in this situation are much more aggressive than those in the place of use.

This is because there is exposure to extreme temperature variations.

Also, the climatic, chemical and biotic factors are more likely to come into play. For example, in maritime transport, saltwater coming into contact with metal parts can easily cause damage, especially with prolonged exposure. The most common temporary corrosion protection methods are:

  • Protective coating method
  • Desiccant method
  • Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) method

Whether temporary or permanent, the corrosion protective coatings must be inspected to ensure that they conform to industry standards.

Velocity: Part Of Cor-Pro’s Commitment To The “Cor-Pro Gold Standard”

Corrosion protection is a necessary requirement for all major equipments and it is Cor-Pro’s commitment to deliver only the best corrosion protection methods in Houston and nearby Gulf Coast areas.

All of the company’s products and services are marked with the highest level of corrosion management standard – the “Cor-Pro Gold Standard.”

To ensure all Cor-Pro’s clients receive quick and quality service, each work done follow the “Velocity Seal of Quality” – superior corrosion protection service in just a matter of hours, not days.

About Cor-Pro Systems

Cor-Pro Systems is a proven expert in the field with over three decades of experience in solving corrosion problems in Houston and near the Gulf Coast.

The company evaluates the condition of equipment and structures and customizes a superior corrosion protection plan for clients.

If you have questions about anti-corrosion protective coatings or want to get a custom quote for your particular corrosion protection need, contact us at 713-896-1091, or send us an e-mail at