Are you a plant owner or operator concerned about metal on metal corrosion?
According to the American Galvanizer’s Association, the estimated cost of corrosion is 3% of the United States annual GDP. In 2016, the U.S. GDP was approximately $18.57 trillion!
This surprising statistic reflects the potentially expensive costs that plant owners and other employees face each year. Chemicals are only one cause of corroded metal. Metal on metal corrosion can also cause significant issues for your plant. These can include unwanted downtime and replacement costs.
Read on to learn more about how to protect your pipes from metal on metal corrosion!
The Dangers of Friction
Friction can be the worst enemy for your pipes. That is because friction causes metal corrosion as your pipes rub together.
This can become more of a danger for your pipes as they expand and/or contract. The narrowing and enlarging can cause your pipes to push against each other.
Besides causing corrosion, metal on metal contact creates tension on your pipes that weakens them too. Over time, it can cause your pipes to corrode or break. That is because the pipes are being strained for an extended period of time.
This can result in extended downtime at your plant and may bring operations to a sand still until the damaged pipes are replaced.
These damaged pipes can also become a safety risk for your employees because of the risk of leaking over long periods of time.
You need your system to be reliable and operating efficiently so that your plant runs smoothly.
Protection From Corrosion
One of the ways to protect your plant from corroded metal is to plan ahead.
This means you should consider how your pipes will expand and contract long before they are put together. By recognizing these potential problem areas, you can prepare your pipes to avoid issues later.
But how can you protect the pipes at your plant?
DynaGard is a protective pad applied to a pipe to protect it and prevent corrosion caused by metal to metal contact. These covers have a “peel and stick” feature which make them easy to install.
They are also UV resistant which helps them to last longer even in harsh weather conditions. Besides cutting down on contact, these wear pads resist condensation, moisture, and water.
These features make DynaGard a key component in defending against unwanted corrosion at your plant!
Wrapping Up: Preventing Corrosion Caused By Metal
Metal on metal corrosion can cost your company a lot of time and money.
For example, corroded pipes may cause unwanted downtime for your plant. This can put your operations on hold until they are replaced. It can also create additional costs while you replace other pipes before they become corroded.
DynaGard has more than 15 years of experience helping to protect plant owners from corrosion caused by metal to metal contact. We work together with you to identify your needs and help you decide the pads you need to protect your business.
Contact us today to learn more about our product and how we can keep your plant up and running!