Corrosion is a natural process in which a natural refined metal is converted into its chemically stable form. Post this process of conversion, the fine state of the refined metal is slowly lost. Metals have a number of usages in modern era but corrosion is like injecting a slow poison in a human body. We should know that most of the big infrastructures have metals as major constituent. Therefore it is equally important for us to know what has been corroding and at what rate it has been corroding. A regular monitoring of corrosion is required to intact with the wellness of the entire structures. The system that helps us in doing so is the corrosion monitoring system. A complete corrosion monitoring system provides complete monitoring of all elements that are vulnerable to corrosion at any stages. These elements can be a part of industries, any other assets, structures, etc.
Vacker KSA provides you with both service and support in connection to corrosion monitoring. We have one of the leading suppliers of complete corrosion monitoring system in the nation. We are connected to our valuable and satisfied customer through all the major cities of KSA including Dammam, Riyadh, Al Khobar, Jeddah, Jubail, Medina, Najran, Mecca, Khamis, Mushayt, etc. However, for a reliable operation of corrosion monitoring, it is considered very important that the location of corrosion, the rate of corrosion along with related causes of corrosion is accurately identified. Corrosion monitoring helps in identifying non-confirming alloys, as these trigger corrosion. This can lead to catastrophic failures of many operations. There are a number of significances of corrosion monitoring and many chain effects of positive impacts that follow. A complete corrosion monitoring can serve as a vital organ in big or small organizations if properly integrated with maintenance for prevention and safety management.
Many organizations have been able to save themselves from the impacts of corrosion on the basis of results conducted for corrosion monitoring. This makes the decision takers to take solid steps and decisions thereafter like: selection of right metals, remaining life of the corroded metals and structures; and many other economical steps regarding future plans and remedies related to corrosion.
Actions in Corrosion Monitoring
An efficient corrosion monitoring system may include a variety of actions; some of them are as under:
- Helps in the exact identification of all the elements and alloy composition under monitoring.
- Identification of location vulnerable to corrosion.
- Helps in knowing the extent of corrosion of metals in the structures.
- Helps in calculating the remaining life of the corroded metals in the structures.
- Helps in identifying failure mechanism.
- Helps in determining service condition fitness.
- Helps in preparation of Inspection schedules.
- Helps in preparing corrosion prevention strategies.
Why do we need to Monitor Corrosion?
Corrosion has been witnessed as one of the major issue in a number of industries. It is a very serious ageing process that directly impacts the equipment and assets of the industries. Therefore, it is considered very important to monitor corrosion so that it doesn’t degrade the performance of the equipment and eventually doesn’t hit the bottom line figures of the company. Many times, it has been noticed that corrosion goes unnoticed hence goes uncontrolled which can further lead to leakage and other machinery failures. In severe cases of corrosion, it can cause physical damage to workers and other in the vicinity.
Methods used in Corrosion Monitoring
The scope of corrosion monitoring covers a wide spectrum of activities within the sphere of controlling and preventing corrosion. Corrosion monitoring uses various testing methods of which the non-destructive testing method is considered to be the most commonly used method because of its effectiveness. Some of the common non-destructive methods used in corrosion monitoring include:
- Electromagnetic testing methods
- Radiographic testing methods
- Ultrasonic testing methods
- Guided wave testing methods
Apart from these there are other methods too. Some of them are as under:
- Linear Polarization Resistance Method.
- Corrosion Coupons Method.
- Galvanic Method.
- Electrical Resistance Method.
- Hydrogen Penetration Method.
An appropriate selection of a testing method for corrosion monitoring for the detection of corrosion in an efficient manner requires proper knowledge of corrosion and things related to it. Vacker KSA has a team of experts, always available for providing technical support to the valuable customers whenever they need support.