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Corrosion engineering consultant

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Pier Rust

Marine rust taking a beautiful turn

Marine Rust at its Best

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Marine Corrosion

Seawater systems are used by many industries such as shipping, offshore oil and gas production, power plants and coastal industrial plants. The main use of seawater is for cooling purposes but it is also used for fire fighting, oil field water injection and for desalination plants. The corrosion problems in these systems have been well studied over many years, but despite published information on materials behavior in seawater, failures still occur. (see costs to ships)