Corrosion is the most common and costly failure mode impacting engineered and structural materials, yet it tends to be accepted as inevitable precisely because it is so pervasive. Corrosion prevention maintenance and failures cost the US economy over $350 billion annually, the equivalent of 4.2 % of GDP and more than the annual cost of all oil imports. Numbers of this magnitude tend to be abstract statistics – until corrosion failures effect your product, divert your staff and resources, and eat into your profits. It doesn’t have to be so.
Metallurgical Associates provides experienced corrosion analysis and prevention to your company’s cost saving arsenal of resources. These include:
1 – Root cause analysis of corrosion failures and cost effective prevention. Identification of corrosion causing contaminants AND their source.
2 – Recommend corrosion resistant alloys, plating, coatings and surface treatments.
3 – Corrosion testing of alloys, plating, coatings and surface treatments to determine effectiveness in a comprehensive range of service environments.
4 – Ultrasonic Testing in the field of corroded storage tanks, structural supports and processing equipment to determine remaining service life.