Corrosion management and prevention is a critical factor in many industrial settings. Left untreated, corrosion can put infrastructure, safety and business performance at risk – with potentially devastating consequences. It’s also bad for the bottom line; a NACE International study estimates the annual cost of corrosion to be $2.5 trillion.
On the upside, design engineers have more tools available to them than ever before. Improved insights into types and causes of corrosion, advances in materials and best-practice guidance all help engineering professionals to prevent and reduce metallic degradation.
The information in this post summarises a recent Parker white paper on combating corrosion.
This infographic shows key corrosion types, causes and best practices for mining, construction and forestry. Corrosion management is key to industrial productivity, safety and profitability.
Six types of corrosion are commonly found in industrial applications today:
The causes of corrosion are complex and vary across industries. Some examples common to specific industries are listed below:
Environmental conditions will also affect corrosion rates and spread. Where humidity is present, this generates moisture – causing a reaction where metals corrode much more quickly than they would in dry conditions.
One or more of the following factors will often be present in a corrosive environment:
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Left untreated, corrosion can have devasting effects on infrastructure, safety and business performance. Effective corrosion management and prevention is critical to ensuring productivity, safety and profitability in businesses across key industrial sectors, including mining, construction and forestry.