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Industrial Corrosion Problems


Amtec deal with a wide range of industrial corrosion problems involving both coated metals and uncoated components such as galvanised sections and components constructed from all grades of stainless steel.


Many plant failures occur due to either poor materials selection or due to ineffective corrosion awareness on the part of the plant engineer or designer. Components are often replaced only to fail again within only a very short time. The plant can suffer considerable downtime during the period in which removal, ordering and replacement are taking place. It is important to understand the mechanism by which failure occurs and to take informed steps to ensure an enhanced lifetime for the replacement component. This may require changes to the water treatment package, component material or to the plant operating conditions or all three. We can offer advice, carry out failure investigations, and provide instrumented monitoring.

We have particular interest in the following:-

  • Pitting of Stainless Steels & passivation treatments
  • Weld corrosion in stainless steel tanks & stainless steel pipes
  • Corrosion of stainless steel storage tanks (including those used in the nuclear industry)
  • Heating Coil Failures
  • Oxygen Pitting
  • Cavitation & Impingement Attack
  • Corrosion in Sulphurous Gases such as Sulphur Dioxide & Hydrogen Sulphide
  • Water Treatment Chemicals & Inhibitors
  • Food processing plant
  • Galvanic Corrosion including deposition corrosion
  • Corrosion of Copper & Nickel Based Alloys
  • Failures in Galvanized Pipe work
  • Boiler & Heat Exchanger Failures
  • Failures of Stainless Steel Tubing & Pipe Work
  • Corrosion of Galvanised industrial buildings & Cladding,
  • Corrosion of fencing & railings (either galvanised, painted or powder coated)