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June 1, 2010

Keeping Corrosion at Bay

Today’s user friendly, proactive corrosion- monitoring systems provide process engineers with realtime information, helping to avoid failures and reduce costs

Joy LePree

Given the recent focus on cost control, it’s likely that chemical processors will suffer sticker shock when they learn that industry spends $276 billion annually on corrosion prevention, monitoring and repair. Even more abrasive is the fact that this figure does not include the cost of downtime or accidents resulting from corrosion damage. However, as capital spending allowances continue to come under tighter scrutiny, asset management and sustainability become crucial, and installing the right corrosion monitoring system can help bolster these efforts, while actually controlling corrosion prevention, monitoring and repair costs. As the economy is slow to rebound, there are two key phrases in the chemical process industries (CPI): asset management and sustainability,...

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