Reduce your carbon footprint while improving your project margins
– Here is your 3 point plan.
“We can contribute to a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and reduced downtime through corrosion treatment of assets and spare parts.”
Niklas Hermansson is the CEO of the Presserv Group, a leading player in the preservation market since 1996. Presserv is based in Norway with offices covering Australia, Brazil, Benelux, UK and USA. In addition to working in the energy sector, Presserv offers solutions for marine, renewables, modular construction and other industries with their unique solutions.
1: Prolong the Lifespan of Existing Assets
“Iron and steel production is carbon-intensive and a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. From a climate-change perspective, prolonging the usable lifespan of existing infrastructures like structural steel, pipework and industrial plants, while making the least possible negative impact on the environment, is therefore of great importance,” says Hermansson.
When storing assets, corrosion is a major contributor to shortened usable lifespan as well as increases the need for maintenance. This directly impacts on operational status, causing downtime and production delays. By sealing your spare parts and assets, the corrosion process is significantly reduced, resulting in a prolonged lifespan and higher production stability.
Needless to say, making things last also has a positive effect on the environment.
Niklas Hermansson, CEO of the Presserv Group
2: Choose the Right Protection for Your Assets
Choosing vapor phase corrosion inhibitors as your preferred protection solutions will reduce overall carbon footprint and enhance the bottom-line.
“VpCI® stop corrosion by generating protective molecules, ions, having an affinity to metal. When the vapor hits the metal the VpCI® molecules form a water repellent layer on the metal surface. This layer stops the flow between the positive and the negative electrodes,” Hermansson explains.
The protective layer is maintained and repaired continuously by condensing steam, rendering the protective coating maintenance free. After the metal part is taken out of the VpCI® packaging or enclosed space, the VpCI® dissipate, and the metal components, machinery, or products are ready for immediate use, no cleaning or degreasing required.
3: Sustainability as a Strategy
Presserv, has since its beginning in 1996 been dedicated to finding the best solutions for spare part preservation and asset management from an environmental perspective.
Hermansson elaborates on the benefits of VpCI® compared to some of the traditional methods:
“More traditional methods for preserving metal parts include use of rust preventative oils or paints and shop primers. Oils leave oily surfaces, it’s difficult and to remove, cleaning up is laborious and the waste is hazardous. Paints and shop primers require precise application, the application is irreversible, and the process requires use of harmful solvents.”
“Benefits of using the environmentally friendly VpCI® products are numerous, considering environmental responsibility, ease of use, worker safety, cost and effectiveness. VpCI penetrates and protects all metal surfaces, it’s self-repairing and has no adverse effect on other materials. Also, removal and cleaning up requires minimal effort,” says Hermansson.
Would you like to learn more about spare part preservation and how you can make things last with innovative, environmentally responsible VpCI® and MCI® corrosion control technologies?
- Optimizing spare part preservation – sustainably and affordably
- Maintaining Operational Readiness – making things last
Niklas Hermansson, CEO of Presserv Group