Types Of Corrosion Inhibitors

Cor-Pro Systems is the leading provider of corrosion protection in Houston. The company specializes on the use of different types of corrosion inhibitors to combat rust and corrosion.

Corrosion is a huge problem that eats up company profits.

The money spent on fighting corrosion is worth a staggering $1 trillion annually. Industries are constantly faced with this problem and are finding ways to mitigate the losses. The best way to combat corrosion is prevention.

Anti-corrosion experts like Cor-Pro Systems use various methods to prevent the onset of corrosion, one of which is the application of different types of corrosion inhibitors.

Over the years, the techniques have improved greatly, but companies are not able to keep up and eventually find themselves struggling to keep their machines operational even in advanced stage of corrosion.

Cor-Pro Systems provide top of the line corrosion prevention techniques that include custom-made solutions that use different types of corrosion inhibitors.

What Are Corrosion Inhibitors?

A corrosion inhibitor is a substance applied to an environment that significantly reduces the corrosion rate of materials (especially metals) exposed to that environment.

It is considered the first line of defense against corrosion.

Types Of Corrosion Inhibitors

Anodic Inhibitors

This type of corrosion inhibitor acts by forming a protective oxide film on the surface of the metal. It causes a large anodic shift that forces the metallic surface into the passivation region, which reduces the corrosion potential of the material. Some examples are chromates, nitrates, molybdates, and tungstate.

Cathodic Inhibitors

These inhibitors slows down the cathodic reaction to limit the diffusion of reducing species to the metal surface. Cathodic poison and oxygen scavengers are examples of this type of inhibitor.

Mixed Inhibitors

These are film-forming compounds that reduce both the cathodic and anodic reactions. The most commonly used mixed inhibitors are silicates and phospates used in domestic water softeners to prevent the formation of rust water.

Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors (VCI)

VCI are compounds being transported in a closed environment to the site of corrosion by the process of volatilization from a source. For example, in boilers, volatile compounds such as morpholine or hydrazine, are transported with steam to prevent corrosion in condenser tubes.

Only corrosion professionals such as Cor-Pro can evaluate the efficiency of corrosion inhibitors that would be appropriate for specific environments. Using these types of inhibitors should be part of corrosion protection strategies of companies.

Velocity: Part Of Cor-Pro’s Commitment To The “Cor-Pro Gold Standard”

Corrosion protection is a necessary requirement for all major equipments and it is Cor-Pro’s commitment to deliver only the best corrosion protection methods in Houston and nearby Gulf Coast areas.

All of the company’s products and services are marked with the highest level of corrosion management standard – the “Cor-Pro Gold Standard.”

To ensure all Cor-Pro’s clients receive quick and quality service, each work done follow the “Velocity Seal of Quality” – superior corrosion protection service in just a matter of hours, not days.

About Cor-Pro Systems

Cor-Pro Systems is the leading corrosion-protection specialist for critical equipment in Houston and the Gulf Coast. Using state-of-the-art equipment and modern anti-corrosion techniques, Cor-Pro provides unparalleled service that exceeds industry standard.

If you have questions about our approved coating applicators Houston or want to get a custom quote for your particular corrosion protection need, contact us at 713-896-1091, or send us an e-mail at quotes@cor-pro.com.