The corrosion of steel occurs when left unprotected an exposed to the elements. This corrosion or ‘’rust’’ is the result of chemical process known as oxidisation. The chemical process involves the movement of electrons from the metal to the oxygen molecules. Then, negative oxygen ions generate and enter the metal. This leads to the creation of an oxide surface. The oxidisation or rust is more than just a cosmetic issue it can lead to the steel losing its structural strength and ultimately failing with dangerous consequences.
Appling a corrosion resistant coating will stop this process occurring and increase the steels longevity greatly. Promain has a vast range of anti-corrosion coatings for many demanding environments including C5M rated to high temperature exposures. It is important to protected steel as soon as possible as even been left stored corrosion can occur. Equally old coating old coting should be regularly inspected for defects as leaving break in the paint film can be a weak point for the ingress of moisture and air.