From industrial buildings to towers to railway tracks to bridges- industrial architecture encompasses us. These structures are well-designed using several intricate engineered necessaries which require a robust defense against various environmental impacts. The materials involved in making architecture and equipment constitute concrete composites and numerous metals such as steel. These need to be coated against carbonatization and surface disintegration due to abrasion. Furthermore, the metals used require protection against corrosion.
Natural elements such as moist air and water come in contact with industrial equipment and can cause corrosion and rusting, which consequently causes loss of property, resources, and pose a threat to human life through unprecedented accidents. Hence, it is imperative to use anti-corrosives to protect and maintain structural integrity since replacement can be costly and may not be a plausible option in many cases. When properly maintained, industrial structures and equipment serve the community for a long duration without creating issues. However, if they are neglected in maintenance, they can disintegrate and crumble quickly.
Maintenance is crucial to ensure the longevity of industrial, long-serving structures and equipment. Today’s article conveys a comprehensive and thorough explanation of corrosion-resistant coatings for your industrial equipment and structures. Let’s get started. So, what is corrosion? Read on to find out.
Corrosion is a physicochemical effect by which metals such as carbon steel, galvanized steel, and others, when exposed to environmental components such as moist air or water, are worn away by chemical and electrochemical reactions. In most cases, corrosion reverberates into the degeneration of the metal structures as well as the surrounding environment or technical conformity. Metals have cathodic and anodic areas, and the corrosion occurs due to the reaction between the environmental elements and the conducting medium. The rippling consequence of metal corrosion on viable, operative equipment reliability may cause loss of valuable products, plant downtime, fatal accidents, among other shortcomings. Henceforth, corrosion resistant spray coatings are a protective countermeasure that slows down corrosive media penetration with an easy application process.
It’s imperative to apply anti-corrosive coatings to industrial equipment to avoid early degeneration and inconvenience.
Importance of Corrosion Resistant Spray Coatings
Industrial construction is high-priced as the costs of metals are consistently on the rise. Consequently, it is crucial to safeguard the steel used in your tank’s framework so that it is durable and does not foster rust easily. Hence using protective anti-corrosive coating can conveniently help keep industrial equipment and structures free from corrosion and thus ensuring they are substantially long-lasting.
It’s unquestionably a good practice to use premier quality corrosion resistant coatings on metal tanks used in water and fuel containment. Rust is a reaction outcome of iron and steel corrosion. Steel is a robust, economical, and readily available metal in the market, making it a convenient choice for various industrial applications. Thus, by applying an anti-corrosive coating, structures can be easily maintained, and are safer and more durable.
Now that there’s more clarity on the multifaceted purpose of corrosion resistant coatings, let’s understand Basic Concept’s unique corrosion resistant coating solutions for their secondary containment services.
BCI’s Corrosion Resistant Coating Solutions
The major prevailing root cause for many containment systems collapses, and malfunctions are ruptures due to aging and natural setting. BCI’s corrosion resistant coatings are applied in fuel storage containment systems within the railroad industry, petroleum-storage fuel terminal industry, and wastewater/water industry. With several years of expertise in corrosion resistant coatings, BCI offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that ensure the best possible anti-corrosive solution specially customized to your application while catering to the pertinent environmental rules and regulations. BCI’s spray-applied elastomer system is akin to several epoxy systems. They have faster set times, along with exceptional adhesion, thus dispensing functional expediency and cost-effective solutions to refurbish your industrial applications (equipment and structures),
Before (the image on left) and After (the image on right) applying corrosion resistant coatings.
BCI integrates leading-edge, patented spray technology with multifaceted containment options as a part of their secondary containment portfolio. These containment options also come with water filtration systems to render custom systems for appeasing customer expectations and requirements. Read on to know more about the key benefits and applications of BCI’s extensive corrosion resistant coatings services.
Here are some of the striking advantages of BCI’s corrosion resistant coatings for industrial equipment and structures.
- They help in resisting abrasion and corrosion
- The coatings can be applied in densities ranging between 60-1000 mils
- These anti-corrosive coatings help in bridging cracks and voids
- They are 3000 PSI powerful-built and appends durability and vitality to the substrate
- Their ability to elongate ensures movement with the substrate
- They are quick back to service
The pointers below apprise BCI’s corrosion resistant coatings’ diverse applications.
- They are applied for primary containment to internal tank fillings
- They are used in water treatment chemical processing
- They are applied in leachate runoff tanks
- These chemical corrosion resistant coatings are also used in high splash or spill locales having direct chemical contact
- They are used in steel and ferroconcrete enclosed tank coatings