Corrosion Control Methods Houston

Cor-Pro Systems provides quality corrosion control methods in Houston and nearby Gulf Coast areas.

Corrosion affects the economy daily, causing damage and degradation to factory equipments, highways, airplanes, distribution systems, and energy production. Corrosion damages total $276 billion every year.

Industry experts have spent decades perfecting corrosion control methods that greatly reduce these losses. Cor-Pro Systems has nearly 30 years of experience providing high-end corrosion protection solutions to numerous companies in Houston and nearby Gulf Coast.

Industries today are fortunate because of the availability of modern corrosion control methods. These methods give durable protection and allow improved performance and extended maintenance intervals.

The crucial point in corrosion protection comes in the decision making on whether to have it or not. Success of extending service life of steel lies in knowing the corrosive tendency of the environment and the appropriate corrosion control methods to apply.

Optimum steel protection is possible through modern corrosion control methods.

Cor-Pro’s commitment in undertaking new and continuous research about corrosion control methods made them the leading corrosion authority in Houston, TX and the nearby Gulf Coast.

With close to 30 years of experience in the corrosion industry, the company has had a variety of exposure to different corrosion issues that allowed them to respond to almost any corrosion problem their clients may have.

Read on to get more information about Cor-Pro’s Corrosion Control Methods and how it can help your business.

What Causes Corrosion?

Corrosion is an electrochemical process that needs the simultaneous presence of oxygen and moisture. Without either of the two, corrosion will not happen.

Principally, the iron component of the steel undergoes oxidation that produces rust, which takes up about 6 times the volume of the original material that it consumes in the process.

Corrosion of structural steel can be:

  • General corrosion
  • Bimetallic corrosion
  • Pitting corrosion
  • Crevice corrosion

The rate of the corrosion process depends on the presence of several factors that relates to the “micro-climate” of the nearby structure – essentially the time of wetness and the level of atmospheric pollution.

How Does Steel Design Influence Corrosion?

Design and detailing of steelworks affect the durability of any corrosion protection coating applied to it.  Those that have many minute structural components and fasteners are much difficult to protect when compared to large flat surfaces.

Factors to consider when applying corrosion control methods to different steel designs:

  • Sealing of crevices
  • Prevention of moisture and debris traps
  • Minimizing time of wetness through appropriate drainage and ventilation
  • Ready access for application of coating and its maintenance
  • Reduction of contact with other materials

Corrosion Control Methods can be:

  • Paint Coatings. Mostly used in steel structures, paint coatings have greatly improved in the last decade to meet industrial environment regulations.  Paint coatings comprise pigments dispersed in binders and dissolved in solvents. Modern paint coatings use sequential coating applications of paints over metallic coatings to make a “duplex” coating system.
  • Metallic Coatings. Its effectiveness in providing corrosion protection depends on chosen coating material and its thickness. Metallic Coating Methods can be applied through:
    • Hot-dip galvanizing, a process coating that immerses the steel component in a bath of molten zinc.
    • Thermally sprayed metal coatings of aluminum, zinc, and zinc-aluminum alloys provide long-term corrosion protection to structural steelwork exposed to harsh environments.

Corrosion Control Methods By Cor-Pro Systems

Cor-Pro Systems offers top of the line surface preparation and corrosion control methods through:

  • Epoxy Coatings
  • 1-Hour Cure Epoxies
  • Urethane Coatings
  • Zinc Primers
  • Enamels
  • Thermal-Cured Thin Film (Xylan, Ceramic, Metallic, Thin Film Epoxy Moly, etc)
  • Wear-Resistant Coatings
  • High Temperature Coatings
  • Abrasive Blasting (complete line of abrasive media available)
  • Alternative profile achievement for areas not allowing blast.

Cor-Pro Systems recently received certification from the internationally accepted OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems from Verisys Registrars.

About Cor-Pro Systems

Cor-Pro is the leading specialist in providing well-researched corrosion control methods and services in Houston and nearby Gulf Coast areas.  The company aims to perfect their systems and processes to continually expand their knowledge in handling the corrosion analysis of critical equipment.

Cor-Pro’s corrosion control methods focuses not only on solving the corrosion problem present but also by providing long term corrosion solution for our partner industries.

Get Quality Corrosion Control Methods Through Cor-Pro Systems, Inc.

If you have questions about our corrosion control methods or want to get a custom quote for your specific corrosion issues, contact us at 713-896-1091, or send us an e-mail at

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