CorroLogic resolves soil-side corrosion challenges

29 November 2016

Storage tanks used for product storage in industrial facilities are subject to soil-side corrosion during operation, especially when installed in severe environments. Soil-side corrosion is perceived to be a principal cause of storage tank failure and imposes a major environmental and operational challenge worldwide. With thousands of Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) installed, the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region is not an exception.

There is a growing industrial awareness about the advantage of introducing amine carboxylate Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors (VpCIs) into the tank pad, which makes Cortec’s CorroLogic® a logical answer to the aforementioned challenges. The unique ability of CorroLogic® VpCIs to protect areas that cannot be reached by traditional Cathodic Protection makes it an ideal treatment to be used in conjunction with CP or by itself when CP is deficient or absent. Utilizing the power of Cortec’s VpCIs, CorroLogic® is able to vaporize and disperse through open areas below an AST. When the VpCIs reach a metal surface, they adsorb and form a protective molecular barrier to guard against corrosion, providing an added dimension of protection to under-tank areas that cannot be reached by CP.