When it comes to corrosion, chemical and petrochemical facilities have unique challenges. Chemical plants typically contain a wide variety of corrosive environments where not only moisture, but also a variety of chemicals, are present and create multiple challenges for asset protection.
Insulating equipment is often necessary to keep chemicals at a desired temperature either during a manufacturing process or during storage, but traditional fibrous insulation causes corrosion (aka corrosion under insulation/CUI) and degrades quickly in the moist and chemical infused environments.
This leaves many chemical manufacturing facilities with a continuous costly maintenance and repair cycle that includes constant monitoring for corrosion-related failures, which they have to catch and repair before they result in a tank or pipe failure.
Multiple Corrosion Costs
Chemical manufacturers have multiple costs when it comes to corrosion, which is a significant problem impacting their bottom line. Not only is the cost of monitoring and cleaning corrosion expensive, other major costs include:
- Repair and replacement of damaged equipment
- Production downtime
- Insulation replacement
- Environmental damage
- Health and safety hazards
The annual cost of corrosion in global oil and petrochemical refineries is more than $15 billion US.
Those in the industry have continued searching for solutions, but often any anti-corrosion coatings that theyve found dont provide long-term protection and come with their own safety issues due to solvent-based formulations.
But after decades, the newest player in industrial insulation – thermal insulating paints and thermal insulation coatings – has solved this long-term dilemma.
Chemical & Corrosion Resistant Insulating Paint by Syneffex
Nano-engineered, patented thermal insulating paints by Syneffex were first introduced about 15 years ago and have solved many of the traditional issues that multiple industries have been struggling with for decades. They combine a durable, powerful, moisture resistant insulation with a chemical and corrosion resistance coating.
Heat Shield EPX-H2O coating has been replacing traditional insulation in chemical plants and other manufacturing facilities around the world, offering a better solution that significantly reduces both energy costs and costs associated with corrosion.
Facilities can easily spray apply the product with standard equipment, for a cost effective application that lasts for a decade or more.
- Thermal insulation for surfaces up to 400°F (204°C)
- Excellent corrosion prevention
- Employee protection from hot surfaces
- Splash resistant to acids, bases, and fuels
- Does not degrade in moist or humid environments
- Energy savings and improved equipment efficiency
- Class-A fire rating
- Easy, spray-on application for large and hard-to-reach areas
- Secure, durable bonding with substrate
- Low-maintenance, lasts 10+ years
From methanol tanks to brine purification tanks to chemical tanks, we provide a fast and easy application thats just days versus months!
Application can be accomplished with only one contractor, rather than the two or more needed with outdated insulation methods, which require a an anti-corrosion coating, insulation, and covering to be layered.