The Cost of Corrosion: $276 Billion… in 2002. The study, generated by Gerry Koche of DNV-GL, studied 57 industries in the United States and determined the percentage of corrosion costs that each incurred per year. In 2015, that cost is somewhere in the neighborhood of $540 Billion. A revised report is currently in the works […]
“There’s got to be a better way.” In one aspect, post Katrina construction failed before it even got started. In the rebuilding effort, all of the galvanized steel construction components such as joist hangers, hurricane straps and ties, reinforcing straps, and hanger rods used for suspending the plumbing between floors and beneath slabs are no
Sun Tzu said “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” Many coatings seek to “win out” against the things nature throws at them. The ecomère coating endures. The elements pound, grind, and burn paint. ecomère absorbs and deflects. Marine life chisels into paint. ecomère bends but doesn’t break. ecomère remains
“The Splash Zone”, that in-between environment that leaves a substrate immersed or exposed, wet or dry, baking in the UV. For 13 months, Storm Greeter was washed by waves and roasted in the coastal sunshine. No rust. No corrosion. For 13 months, marine plant and wildlife creeped on, crawled through, and nestled against Storm Greeter.
For years industry professionals concerned with the cost and effect of corrosion have warned of a coming tsunami. As infrastructure ages they have sounded a clarion call, through NACE and IEEE, that something must be done: Something new. The Call: NACE: The Cost of Corrosion Study – 2002 Failure to Act: The Economic Impact of
Asset Management The life of an asset begins on the drawing board, followed by its construction, installation, breaking-in period, maintenance cycle, the occasional repair, ending with retirement and disposal. Effective asset management, along with corrosion management, begins at the design stage. The optimal design team should include one or more corrosion specialists or engineers. The