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Corrosion Prevention

Bry-Air understands the critical importance of corrosion prevention in major industries. Corrosion remains a disruptive problem that not only leads to production breakdowns, equipment failures and serious safety issues but also increases a company’s capital expenditure. It is, therefore, highly crucial to implement corrosion prevention techniques to protect your plant and machinery.

What is corrosion?

Corrosion is the deterioration of an exposed material (usually a metal) due to chemical, electrochemical, and other reactions with its surrounding environment. Numerous factors add complexity to the equation, it is, however, a controllable process. Rust is one of the most familiar examples of corrosion that causes irreversible damage to low-cost iron metal and affects almost every industry.

What causes corrosion?

In industrial environments, uncontrolled humidity and corrosive gases are the primary causes of corrosion. Condensation of water vapour on metal surfaces  and corrosive gases such as ammonia, chlorine, hydrogen oxides, sulphur oxides etc. can result in corrosion of electronic equipment, rusty bolts and corroded parts. Sustained exposure to humid conditions in combination with polluted air increases corrosion rate and can deteriorate costly & sensitive equipment.

What are the harmful effects of corrosion on various industrial units?

  

Electronics

Corrosion of electronic equipment can occur due to airborne molecular contaminants and corrosive gases. Corrosive gases attack edge connectors, wire-wrap connections, and other microelectronic components. The damage from corrosion can block electric current and cause overheated systems, which results in equipment failure, costly repairs, production downtime and equipment replacement.

Turbines

Turbines, like off-shore wind turbines, have to operate in environments full of corrosive airborne moisture. Corrosion that occurs because of this can damage equipment and cause electrical glitches, as well as expensive unscheduled downtime.

Data Centre, Server Rooms and Control Rooms

Keeping data centres, server rooms and control rooms free of harmful corrosion has become challenging. Even extremely low levels of corrosive gases can result in non-compliance of electronic warranty, low productivity, increased downtime, and complete failure of electronic components.

Precision Control Systems

Precision control systems include electronic devices, computers and network of automation control equipment that are essential to plant operations like geothermal power plants, petrochemical refineries, and pulp and paper plants.

Corrosive gases such as hydrogen sulphide, nitrogen oxides, etc. can cause corrosion of control equipment and circuit boards which results in false signals, loss of process control and product rejections. If the system malfunctions, it can cost a plant vast monetary expenses.

Simple ways to prevent corrosion

Bry-Air Solutions

Bry-Air has an industry leading position with over 55 years of expertise in manufacturing and selling dehumidifiers across the globe.

Bry-Air Dehumidifiers and Bry-Air Gas Phase Filtration Systems enable smooth operation of electronic equipment, turbines, data centres, servers rooms, control rooms, precision control systems, etc.

Dehumidification prevents corrosion, mold and mildew growth, and deterioration of equipment. The relative humidity to be maintained for the storage of steel components and machinery should not exceed 40%. Bry-Air Dehumidifiers restrict relative humidity, maintain optimum conditions and give you the proper solution to corrosion problem.

Bry-Air Gas Phase Filtration Systems remove contaminants and corrosive gases through the process of adsorption and chemisorption. We have a wide range of propriety chemical media known as BrySorb series. During chemisorption, the chemical media converts harmful gases from the air into harmless materials.

Bry-Air first conducts Air Quality Assessments in a facility to gauge the overall corrosion potential of an environment and provides the ideal solution suited to meet your requirements as well as industry standards.

Benefits of Bry-Air Dehumidifiers and Gas Phase Filtration Systems:

  • Minimal corrosion and high process efficiency
  • Reduced maintenance, service and equipment replacement costs
  • Greater revenue through consistent production

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