Corrosion Monitoring

Cor-Pro Systems Inc. is the leading company in providing fast and high quality corrosion protection in Houston, TX and other areas in the Gulf Coast.

Corrosion is a natural process caused by gradual wear and tear. While corrosion may occur over time, this doesn’t mean that industries cannot protect their equipment. Corrosion management and protection can slow down the process and extend the lifespan of metals with the right methods and services.

The advancements in the field of electrochemistry and corrosion sciences paved way to more effective anti-corrosion products and services.

Continuous research and development also made it possible for industries to monitor corrosion.

Read more to learn about corrosion monitoring and the benefits of having a corrosion monitor.

Corrosion Monitoring Basic Principles

Corrosion monitoring covers a wide range of technical activities surrounding the nature of corrosion on a certain environment. It provides information on several components regarding corrosion such as rate of attack according to the material and corrosive agent, corrosion protection effectiveness, and other variables to produce relevant feedback.

This, in turn, will be used to analyze and enhance the methods employed in corrosion management.

Among the activities highly observed by corrosion monitoring are the following:

  • Components that are subject to corrosion
  • Alloy used in the equipment
  • Scope and extent of corrosion attack
  • Lifespan of the metals both with and without corrosion protection
  • Operability of the equipment
  • Interval between application of corrosion protection

These activities can produce viable results that can optimize corrosion protection in the future, thus increasing further the lifespan of the equipment.

Importance Of Corrosion Monitoring

Corrosion monitoring can provide valuable insights regarding the rate of corrosion and how it can be prevented in the near future. By having the right corrosion monitoring solutions, industries can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Reduce the rate of corrosion through optimizing the protection used
  • Increase lifespan of the equipment with the right protection
  • Learn more about the nature of the corrosion under specific circumstances
  • Predict the lifespan of the equipment and make the necessary changes to enhance it

Corrosion monitoring is available on both online and offline methods. Online methods provide users with real-time data, which heavily relies on continuous exposure to the process. Meanwhile, offline measurement requires further tests such as laboratory analysis to produce relevant data.

Methods Used In Corrosion Monitoring

Since there are many factors involved in the process of corrosion, monitoring corrosion requires several data from the following methods:

Non Destructive Testing Analytical Chemistry

  • Ultrasonic testing
  • Radiography
  • Thermography
  • Eddy current/magnetic flux
  • Intelligent pigs

Operational Data

  • pH
  • Flow rate (velocity)
  • Pressure
  • Temperature

Corrosion Monitoring

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  • Electrical resistance
  • Linear polarization
  • Hydrogen penetration
  • Galvanic current

Fluid Electrochemistry

  • Potential measurement
  • Potentiostatic measurements
  • Potentiodynamic measurements
  • A.C. impedance

All the information gathered from these tests will provide a larger picture of the nature of the corrosion and will be used to formulate better methods in protecting the subject from corrosive agents.

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

Cor-Pro Systems’ unparalleled zero corrosion protection failures and on-track delivery record, we can assure you that you will receive nothing but the “Cor-Pro Gold Standard”, the highest certification in the corrosion protection industry.

With our Velocity Service, you will receive your finished corrosion protection projects in hours, not days. Furthermore, our highly trained staff will make sure that you are in the loop with our projects as they happen.

About Cor-Pro Systems

Since 1987, Cor-Pro Systems Inc. provides top-notch corrosion protection in Houston and other areas in Gulf Coast. Our goal is to raise awareness about corrosion and how it affects an entire industry, and to provide satisfactory corrosion protection through our quality methods from years of extensive research and development.

Aside from our unparalleled track record in delivering corrosion protection to our clients, we also make sure to maintain a long-lasting relationship with our partner industries to ensure that they will never experience corrosion-related incidents in the future.

Superior Quality Corrosion Management Methods Through Cor-Pro Systems, Inc.

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