Corrosion control engineering is the practical application of science and technology to prevent corrosion damage. When professional corrosion control is practiced, and applied within a structured program, the results are the increased longevity of facility assets with reduced operating and maintenance costs.
Globally, it is estimated that costs due to corrosion are in excess of $2.5 trillion annually as determined by the 2016 NACE International IMPACT Study. The costs associated with the replacement or rehabilitation of facilities and equipment are ultimately passed onto the consumer.
Effective corrosion control is a key factor in the reliability, longevity and appearance of physical assets. Paint systems, in particular, are perhaps the single most recognizable attribute when observing and visually gauging the apparent condition of facilities and equipment. Ensuring that finishes are durable, protective and provide the intended visual appearance is crucial for meeting functional and aesthetic objectives as a program standard.