What is Corrosion?

What is Corrosion?

What is Corrosion? Corrosion is the general term used to refer to the degradation of any metal, while “rust” typically refers to corrosion specifically on ferrous metals. Corrosion is the gradual degradation of a metal’s properties due to chemical reaction with its environment. Corrosion is the natural electrochemical oxidation of metals, and corrosion of most […]

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VCI for AST Bottom API TR 655 Post

Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor Use for Storage Tank Bottom Protection (API TR 655)

Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor Use for Storage Tank Bottom Protection (API TR 655)   The American Petroleum Institute (API) has released its Technical Report (API TR 655) that discusses the use of Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors (VCIs) for the protection of aboveground storage tank bottoms from soil-side corrosion. This technique provides effective corrosion protection to tank bottoms, comparable […]

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Oxygen and Pitting Corrosion Solutions Under Storage Tank Bottoms

Corrosion Solutions for Oxygen Concentration Corrosion and Pitting Corrosion Under Aboveground Storage Tank Bottoms

Corrosion Solutions for Oxygen Concentration Corrosion and Pitting Corrosion Under Your Aboveground Storage Tank Bottoms Corrosion Solutions for Dealing with Oxygen Concentration and Pitting Corrosion Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) bottoms are usually protected using a cathodic protection (CP) system. Secondary containments are installed to prevent any leaks from spilling into the environment. Typically, high resistive […]

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