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Checking for Corrosion

Last updated: December 12, 2017

What Does Checking for Corrosion Mean?

Checking, in the context of corrosion engineering, is the comprehensive monitoring of all vital elements in an industrial setting. Components that can be under checking include equipment, assets and facilities that may have signs of damage or corrosion.

For more dependable checking, it is essential to define the rate, location and the principal causes of corrosion.

Corrosion checking may also be known as corrosion inspection.


Corrosionpedia Explains Checking for Corrosion

In checking for corrosion, all components that are non-conforming are detected, as these are prone to higher rates of corrosion, which may lead to failure. By monitoring, industries can have a major advantage in terms of preventive maintenance and promoting safety. Depending on the results of the checking program, sound decisions can be created.

Furthermore, checking extends the remaining life of equipment, systems or other items that are targeted by corrosion. This process also aids in choosing the right material and achieving cost effectiveness in dealing with corrosion problems.

In checking, these activities are usually involved:

  • Defining critical elements
  • Identification of the composition of components
  • Gauging the location and degree of corrosion
  • Pointing out mechanical failure
  • Identifying the fitness for a reliable service situation
  • Scheduling inspection
  • Creation of recommendations to correct issues
  • Development of strategies that mitigate corrosion

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