Corrosion costs money. In 2016, a study carried out by NACE International put the annual global cost of corrosion at around $2.5 trillion, which is about 3.4 percent of global GDP.
There has often been this misconception that you cannot prevent corrosion, nor control it. Whilst it is true that corrosion cannot be eliminated, there are ways in which its impact to structures and industries across the world can be limited. You can slow the sands of time.
Which is why SylWrap CR Corrosion & Protection Wrap has been developed. The newest variation of SylWrap is a resin-impregnated fibreglass bandage infused with corrosion inhibitors, making it the only water-activated wrap to offer corrosion protection.
SylWrap CR strengthens and protects structures in harsh and aggressive environments. It is used to reinforce underwater piles and pier supports in saltwater environments. It strengthens steel and concrete against the effects of environmental corrosion. It helps extend the lifespan of metalwork and machinery, preventing the need for costly and time-consuming shutdowns. It protects pipes and metal parts against abrasive wear and it prevents substrate corrosion.
The Wrap is designed to be easy to use in the field and requires minimal training. To apply the bandage, you simply dip in water and wrap around the structure that requires protection or repair. Because it is water-activated, SylWrap CR is ready to use underwater without any prior preparation. The cured wrap sets hard in 30 minutes to provide a permanent, impact-resistant protective layer.
In testing, SylWrap CR has returned a wrapped metal structure in a corrosion-free state after 1,000 hours of saltwater exposure. It can also be used to repair cracked or leaking pipework in high-pressure and high-temperature situations.
When cured, SylWrap CR has a lifespan of 10-20 years depending on a variety of factors. It comes in different sizes depending on the diameter of the framework and it is coloured black for minimum visual impact.
To find out more about SylWrap CR and how it can help to prevent corrosion, then visit our SylWrap CR Product Page.
Corrosion costs the global economy around $2.5 trillion a year – which is why we’ve developed SylWrap CR Corrosion & Protection Wrap #Corrosion
— Sylmasta Pipe Repair Solutions (@Sylmasta) November 21, 2019