what is corrosion and how to prevent it?
the word corrosion derives from latin ‘corrodere’ which translates to ‘gnaw to pieces’. for marine applications, mild steel remains the number one metal for constructional purposes, its main drawback being that it corrodes easily in seawater. preventing corrosion requires elimination or suppression using cathodic protection and/or coatings. repairing coatings offshore can be up to 100 ...