Corrosion Protection Management & Services
Corrosion is a significant safety, environmental and business risk to the integrity of structures, vessels and equipment for industrial & mining assets. Regulators are putting increasing pressure on Operators to have compliant and holistic corrosion management and protection systems and programs in place.
PME Services are different — our complete Corrosion Management & Protection package ensures you have one organisation committed and accountable to you capable of delivering a cost effective and compliant corrosion management and protection service, comprising:
Our comprehensive and innovative solution brings proven quality and cost benefits to your business.
PME Services’s in depth experience and in-
Our skilled Surveyors prepare condition reports and prioritised Coating Maintenance Plans and budgets and can manage, supervise or execute the Coating Maintenance campaigns.
PME Services are leaders in innovative protection solutions. PME Services’s multi skilled corrosion protection execution capability and specialist tools maximise site work efficiency, reduce bed space requirements and provide a fully rounded and unique Corrosion Protection Service.
Cost effective corrosion protection of structural steelwork should present little difficulty for common applications and environments if the factors that affect durability are recognised at the outset.
There are many steel structures that have continued in use satisfactorily for many years even in adverse conditions. The first major iron structure, the bridge in Coalbrookdale UK, has survived over 200 years whilst the Forth rail bridge over 100 years old is legendary. Today, modern durable protective coatings are available which, when used appropriately, allow extended maintenance intervals and improved performance.
The key to success lies in recognising the corrosiveness of the environment to which the structure will be exposed and in defining clear and appropriate coating specifications. Where steel is in a dry heated interior environment the risk of corrosion is insignificant and no protective coating is necessary.
Conversely, a steel structure exposed to an aggressive environment needs to be protected with a high performance treatment and may need to be designed with maintenance in mind if extended life is required.
The optimum protection treatment, which combines appropriate surface preparation, suitable coating materials, required durability and minimum cost, is achievable using modern surface treatment technology.