Everyone knows rust is bad. Corrosion engineers will tell you it’s an electro-chemical reaction where metals are oxidized and steel is deteriorated. They’ll also suggest using back-up Cathodic Protection for the submerged steel, after the primary source of protection (coatings) inevitably fail.
You’ll be advised that in virtually all situations, corrosion can be managed, slowed or even stopped by using proper techniques. You’ll be told galvanic corrosion will occur when two different metals are situated together in a corrosive electrolyte such as seawater.
Many papers have been written detailing how Cathodic Protection works and how it can take two forms. The first is when galvanic zinc or aluminum anodes are used, sacrificing themselves to protect the steel. The second method is commonly referred to as Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP). This method requires an alternative source of direct electrical current applied to the electrolyte. Unlike a galvanic sacrificial anode system, ICCP anodes are not sacrificed.
The folks at Wilson Walton certainly won’t disagree with all of this, but they will break it down to an understandable level, and ask you pertinent realistic questions, such as:
Are you looking for ways to spend less time and money on replacing steel hull plating and seawater piping?
Would you like us to help protect your assets better, to keep them on location making money, and out of the shipyard spending money?
Do you need help preventing steel loss, avoiding downtime, and reducing maintenance costs?
Can we help simplify your maintenance?
You don’t want to be bored with the details of our products, right? I’d rather provide you with some ideas that will protect your investment, fair enough?
Let the people at Wilson Walton help you solve your corrosion problems. Allow them to ask some basic questions, after which you can both figure out a way to get it right.
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