Rustproofing of Corroded (Rusted) Steel Pipes in Metallurgical
Rustproofing of Corroded Steel Pipeline in Mariupol, Ukraine
Gemite Ukraine Ltd.
Mariupol Metallurgical Plant
Rustproofing of an existing, heavily corroded steel pipeline in a metal processing facility in Mariupol<(Crimea), Ukraine.
The steel pipe is exposed to the highly corrosive environment of the metallurgical plant and suffered an extensive corrosion damage.
Fibre-Prime – unique, waterborne cementitious rustproofing and protective coating was used to stop rusting and protect pipes form further attack.
Fibre-Prime has been selected over conventional barrier systems, such as epoxy or polyurethane coatings, due to its many advantages, some listed below:
Needs only a light sandblast to remove loose rust – NOT expensive “white metal” blasting
Contains highly effective corrosion inhibitors active on both, Anodic as well as Cathodic corrosion sites
Provides superior rustproofing since it protects the steel even if there are “cuts or pinholes” in the coating. A pinhole or cut in epoxy / polyurethane system causes a high rate of corrosion in that area.
Fibre-Prime is much easier to apply
Less costly than polymer barrier systems – more Economical