The process of stopping corrosion of carbon steel piping and pressure vessels is performed once the existing insulation has been removed.
There are several products on the market, such as rust converting materials that are painted onto the rusty surfaces of the carbon steel. Once the rust converter dries, a high alkyd rust preventative paint needs to be applied.
Some customers prefer a two part epoxy, which has worked quite well.
Both of these applications require warm temperatures for the application to dry, before the new insulation can be applied.
An alternate to the more tedious method of stopping the corrosion is to apply a rust converting and rust preventing gel. This application allows for the insulation to be immediately installed, so the refrigeration system can be quickly re-started.
We are available to assess the needs of all customer’s systems to determine the best and most cost effective ways to stop the corrosion and extend the life of the refrigeration piping and vessels.