Recently, a study was conducted which concluded that poor, old or substandard labeling on pipes and equipment can cause corrosion issues.
Corrosion is a natural process which causes the slow breakdown of materials (metals, mostly) via a chemical reaction.
Rust is the most common form of corrosion. When a pipe becomes rusty, it transforms the metal material into an oxide or salt.
As a result, the strength and structural integrity of the pipe are put at risk.
If labels aren’t installed correctly, the following items can seep between the them and the pipes on things like your rotary screw compressor:
Over time, this can create a major (and potentially hazardous) corrosion issue.
As a result, replacing the pipe may be necessary, which is a very costly expenditure.
Our highly skilled and safety trained team of technicians can inspect your pipes and make sure any and all labels are affixed correctly.
As a matter of fact, we offer a comprehensive labeling program which helps with important things like:
Generally, two types of labels are used for ammonia-based systems:
Water can penetrate both types of labels if they aren’t applied or affixed by a trained professional.
Since you can’t see inside a pipe, a label is your first, last and only source of information regarding what’s inside.
So it has to be accurate and in perfect condition. No exceptions.
Need help organizing your pipe labels?
Concerned your labels could cause expensive corrosion down the line?
Whatever the case may be, our team can identify and solve any pipe labeling issue for you. Ask to speak with one of our experts.
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