In order to prevent equipment from wearing out prematurely and to prevent harm to the environment, you need to find ways to protect your equipment when processing corrosive materials. When choosing corrosion protection, you need to remember that it is not a one-size-fits-all process. Instead, you need to choose protection that meets your circumstances. The different materials your facility is made from as well as the way you use them can affect the performance of your corrosion protection.
Cement presents a challenge when choosing corrosion protection for two reasons: Concrete can develop cracks, which can then compromise some corrosion protection. If you are trying to coat a concrete surface that has cracks in it, you have to put down a base layer that will fill the gaps. Concrete can also move, so you need to make sure you use a flexible anti-corrosion coating to compensate. Concrete will also expand and contract with changes in the temperature, which is another reasons why you need a flexible coating.
Some anti-corrosion coatings will hold up well when exposed to foot traffic or vehicle traffic and others can be damaged even under light traffic. Thus, if you are coating a floor, catwalk, or any other structure that you will have to travel over frequently, you will need to use a coating that can stand up to the abuse. On the other hand, if you are looking for a coating which you can use on the inside of a holding drum, you don't necessarily need a coating that will resist scuffing and other damage that traffic can cause.
When you use a coating on machinery that undergoes vibration and other mechanical abuse, the constant vibration can cause some coatings to fail. Thus, you need to look for coatings that are designed to hold up to mechanical abuse. In general, rigid coatings will not work well in these situations since the constant mechanical abuse can cause them to crack.
If you are having a hard time choosing an anti-corrosion coating for your workplace, you can call in the help of an expert to decide what will work best for you. In some cases, you may need to use different coatings in different areas. You don't have to be an expert in corrosion protection technologies just to run a business; you just need to get in touch with someone who is, so they can help you to choose the right coatings for your needs. Contact a company like RSR Industrial Coatings Inc to get started.