Johns Manville explains how insulation with corrosion inhibiting properties can limit corrosion by forming a protective surface layer.

Infographic: Exploring The Mechanism And Longevity of the XOX Corrosion Inhibitor

Apr 30, 2020

by Marybeth Jones Product Development Engineer at Johns Manville

Thermal insulation is an integral part of the industrial complex, and it offers a variety of benefits to industrial facilities. Using insulation contributes to the decrease of energy consumption by preventing heat loss through the piping systems, reducing overall production cost, limiting environmental impacts of the processes, maintain process control, and ensures operator safety.

Insulation systems are designed to keep water out to maintain the integrity of the thermal insulation and limit corrosion under insulation (CUI). However, even the best designed and installed systems sometimes become compromised, resulting in the presence of water at the pipe surface.

The infographic below shows how insulation with corrosion inhibiting properties can limit corrosion by forming a protective surface layer, which does not disappear over repeated wet/dry exposures.  Utilizing these findings can be the first step in building a comprehensive corrosion mitigation strategy. 

For deeper insights into the results of this research, download the white paper Exploring the Mechanism and Longevity of Corrosion Inhibitors in Insulation.


To learn more about this research, check out JM’s Insulation Intel® Webinar on-demand. 

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