Metals that are repeatedly exposed to a substance can begin to corrode over time. Some metals are more prone to corrosion than others and some metals can even begin to rust, both of which are usually identified by a change in appearance on the surface of a metal.
As metals are often used in industrial settings in the form of tanks, pipes, and other equipment, much of these tools are at risk of corrosion over time. At industry level, exposure to chemicals passing internally can lead to corrosion, and equally, exposure to the elements can cause corrosion externally.
Dangers of Corrosion
Corrosion of industrial equipment can be extremely costly to a company if not dealt with. Over time, corrosion can weaken the efficiency of storage tanks, industrial pipes, and more. In extreme cases, this can result in holes and other such failures, and the dangers of this can be severe depending on the substance being held in a tank or passed through a pipe. At the very least, this can be extremely costly as the equipment will need to be replaced.
Corrosion not only affects the appearance of metals, but it can affect the substances that then come into contact with the metal. In industrial terms, this has the potential to contaminate substances that come into contact with the corrosion or rust.
However, rust and corrosion don’t have to be permanent, and corroded metals don’t need to be replaced to be resolved. If you’re searching for a solution to remove corrosion, we have just the technique.
Effective Method to Remove Corrosion
The traditional method of removing corrosion from steel and other metals is known as shot blasting. However, this can cause corrosion later down the line due to the use of chemicals and salts involved in this method, particularly if the surface is to be re-painted.
Understanding how to remove corrosion effectively and without causing further corrosion is an expertise of ours. We are able to tackle corrosion and remove rust from metal using only water, leaving minimal mess and meaning that there are no compounds left on the surface to cause further corrosion. This method of removing corrosion also allows for effective surface preparation so that a surface can be painted without an issue.
How to Remove Corrosion Using Water
Corrosion can be extremely hard to remove due to it being so tough and brittle. However, high pressure water jetting makes the task of corrosion removal incredibly easy and time efficient. Water is often underrated as a tool, but not here at Hydroblast. If the idea of high pressure water jetting is new to you, you might be questioning just how effective water is without chemicals or solvents added to the method. However, water jetting is becoming more and more popular as a choice for industrial cleaning. There is little that water cannot clean or remove, and we would argue that it is the best rust remover for metal and overall corrosion removal tactic.
When attempting to remove corrosion, the last thing you want to do is create more corrosion in the future, which is why shot blasting is not an efficient method for the process. Using high pressure water jetting, however, is an extremely efficient method for removing corrosion. Using our extensive range of water jetting equipment and fully trainer operatives, we have experience in dealing with a wide range of corrosion problems. As a result, we are also more than able to remove rust from metal.
Why wait until corrosion has already started when you can prevent it? The maintenance of tanks and industrial pipes is extremely important and necessary to maintain the efficiency of such equipment. Regular tank cleaning, pipe cleaning, and/or ship cleaning also prevents corrosion and rust from occurring.
Knowing how to remove corrosion is one of the many capabilities that we have here at Hydroblast. If you would like to know more about our corrosion removal service or any of our other services, do not hesitate to get in touch.