The harsh environments surrounding the marine industry are renowned for causing aggressive corrosion damage, which costs individuals and companies an astronomical amount. The losses due to the damage associated with marine transport corrosion are estimated at $50-80 billion a year, whilst 90% of ship failures are attributed to corrosion complications. Saltwater is among the most corrosive elements to metal, whilst other factors such as temperature, pressure, flow rate, fluctuation zones, agitation and oxygen availability can also have a detrimental effect.
One of the most effective ways to prevent and control marine corrosion is through a Sherardized coating, providing increased safety at sea. Due to Sherardizing being:
Sherardizing offers a long term surface protection against corrosion caused by salt and fresh water, diesel oil and chemicals, providing surface protection even when surfaces are damaged.
Moreover, the Sherardized coating makes it possible to coat complex intricate shapes such as;