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Corrosion - Pervasive, Problematic, Preventable

stress corrosion crackingCorrosion – the deterioration of engineering materials, most commonly metals, by chemical interaction with their environment – is an extraordinarily costly problem. Just about every metal used to build our world corrodes, but only under certain circumstances. There are steps to prevent corrosion in both oil and gas, and marine applications, which require a fundamental understanding of corrosion and what causes it.

A working ability among equipment and system operators to visually identify corrosion before it causes a bigger problem – and the ability to know where to look for hidden corrosion – can both minimize risk, and in many cases save significant amounts of time and money.

Swagelok can help – we’ve been fighting corrosion since 1947, and we’ve transferred our knowledge to a new Materials Selection Guide designed to help you make informed choices that reduce corrosion. Within the guide you will find the following information:

  • What is Corrosion?
  • Steps to Control Corrosion
  • Identifying Types of Corrosion and Selecting Appropriate Materials
  • Understanding Requirements and Standards
  • Additional Available Training and Resources

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