Zinc Primers

Cor-Pro Systems, Inc. provides top-of-the-line zinc rich primer coating services in Houston, Texas and nearby Gulf Coast areas.

coating services for equipmentsWith almost 30 years of expertise in corrosion protection, Cor-Pro Systems delivers zinc-rich primers with superior long-term protection for steel from corrosion.  Cor-Pro Systems is a high quality provider in the corrosion prevention industry in the Gulf Coast, accessible to all nearby facilities like oil refineries and petrochemical plants.

Zinc rich primers primarily contain a high concentration of zinc dust. This coating agent acts sacrificially when in direct contact with the steel forming zinc salts. The zinc salts then effectively fill the pores of the primer sealing off the steel substrate from moisture.

If you have questions regarding coatings or want to get a custom quote for your zinc primer coating needs, call Cor-Pro in Houston, Texas (Gulf Coast) at 713-896-1091, or send an e-mail to quotes@cor-pro.com.


Corrosion Protection: What Are Zinc Rich Primers?

Zinc rich primers are used to protect steel surfaces from corrosion. It is one of the more effective means of sealing critical equipments from moisture, protecting it from rust and corrosion.

Unlike regular paints or epoxies which resist corrosion by forming an impermeable barrier between the metal and atmospheric moisture, zinc rich primers provide corrosion protection by electrical means.

Zinc-rich primers provide outstanding corrosion resistance, especially in aggressive corrosive environments. Zinc-rich primers are intended for structural steel members and not for thin-gauge metal sheets, such as you might come across on your equipment.

There are two types of Zinc Rich Primers: Organic Zinc Primer and Inorganic Zinc Rich Primer

Types Of Zinc Primers: Organic VS Inorganic Zinc Rich Primer

services-7Organic Zinc Rich Primer

Organic Zinc Primers make use of agents like Epoxy and Urethane. It more commonly used for highly corrosive environments, particularly in industries like Oil and Energy, Marine, and Construction.

Organic Zinc Primers are usually recommended to a wide variety of conditions and to a vast array of steel structures including, chemical plants, oil platforms, ships, power plants and many more.

Inorganic Zinc Rich Primer

Inorganic Zinc Primers on the other hand are more commonly used as a single coat solution for weathering protection. It is also normally applied as a primer for subsequent application of organic topcoats.

This solution has very high zinc content to provide various steel-based critical equipments with protection of undercoating.

Corrosion Protection: Why Are Coatings Important?

Companies can save up to 25 to 30% of annual corrosion costs in the US if they invest in quality coatings. Without proper coatings, corrosion can have damaging effects on valves, motors, pumps, fasteners, switches, belts, and other mechanical equipment.

In infrastructure, the annual direct cost is around $22.6 billion. Corrosion costs total $47.9 billion for utilities such as gas, water, and electricity.

Reduce costs

  • 25% of costs caused by corrosion is avoided by applying existing knowledge on corrosion protection such as coatings.

Reduce accidents

  • Work-related accidents cost the US $250 billion every year. A lot of those incidents are caused by faulty work equipment. If a structure is free of corrosion, the risk for accidents is significantly reduced.

Save time

  • In the event your equipment does falter due to corrosion, repairing it will take time. Once operations stop, the delay in production will also mean profit losses.

VELOCITY: Delivery in Hours, Not Days

Cor-Pro’s Velocity coating service is specifically geared toward rapid-response tasks.

If you have a pressing deadline, Velocity is the answer to your prayers. This premium service utilizes every advantage of the Cor-Pro methodology, including multiple accuracy checks, superbly trained crew, and round-the-clock facility operation to meet delivery schedules.

We take pride in the Cor-Pro Velocity Service. The purpose and responsibility of this offering is to ensure that your urgent coating projects are processed and delivered expeditiously. We have assembled a team of Cor-Pro’s best experts to staff the Velocity Desk everyday at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to process any project that require Velocity Service.

Only Cor-Pro can offer you this kind of responsiveness while guaranteeing a superior level of professionalism and commitment to quality.

For a custom consultation or a quote, call Cor-Pro in Houston, Texas (Gulf Coast) at 713-896-1091, or send an e-mail to quotes@cor-pro.com.