Combat corrosion trough integral approach
As shown in everyday practice, when dealing with one corrosion protection technique usually you are witnessing other corrosion attacks that challenge you to work them out as well. This challenge requires additional knowledge that is often shifted from particular core business. For example, cathodic protection engineer is working to protect subsea monopile section but also, notices that aboveground piece is strongly corroding due to the poor coating within the splash zone. Another one, underground manhole is point where pipeline cathodic protection stops, but not corrosion. This may be a good opportunity to involve vapour corrosion inhibitor as potential solution. Examples may be found even in simplest installation such as corrosion monitoring test posts, where corrosion occurs mostly due to the condensation and incompatible metal connections. Solution? Select metals that tolerate each other and provide solid airing.
No matter if it is on site or trough project, offering client an integral corrosion protection solution or at least advising him on problem and solution respectively, may increase mutual trust and may push decision makers to invest more into asset integrity and safety.