Corrosion Protection for Industrial Equipment Quality Coatings and Application

Industrial equipment and structures are continuously exposed to environmental, mechanical, and physical hazards and stresses.

Chemicals, heat, petroleum products, UV radiation, and water can cause an enormous amount of damage to devices that you rely on to operate and sustain a successful business.

It is highly recommended that a protective paint system is applied to all the equipment and structures that are at risk of corrosion, weathering, or other stresses.

Blasting and Painting of Mine Equipment Mackay

Blasting and Painting of Mine Equipment Mackay

Some typical machinery, structures, and vehicles that need to be protected:

  • Bridges
  • Catwalks
  • Concrete and steel floors
  • Heavy agricultural and construction equipment
  • Marine and seaport equipment and structures
  • Petroleum industry equipment and structures
  • Pipes and associated fittings
  • Storage tanks

All these devices must be in good working order and functionally and structurally sound for your business to run well.

Faulty equipment, machinery, and structures can result in worker or public injury or environmental damages.

A simple and relatively inexpensive way to reduce or avoid employee downtime, equipment repairs, replacements, injuries, or other damages and losses is to apply a protective paint system to your expensive and valuable equipment.

A protective coating, which is suitable, resistant, and resilient to the stresses the objects will encounter, can extend the lifespan of the devices and equipment.

Corrosion and other factors can severely affect the functioning and life of your equipment.

Repair and replacement costs can affect you and your client’s project budget.

Poor, inexpensive, or less than optimal coatings may be economical and have low initial costs.

But, they may not provide suitable protection or not last very long.

Short-term fixes can result in higher long-term costs and problems.

It is highly recommended that your equipment and structures receive the best possible protective paint system that your budget and economy allows to ensure long-lasting protection.

There are many formulations and types of protective paint systems which are specified they include:

  • Acrylic-based paints
  • Alkyd resins
  • Aluminum
  • Boron nitride
  • Cement and mortar
  • Ceramic-based industrial paint
  • Conversion paint
  • Epoxies
  • Furan thermosetting resins
  • Glass enamel
  • Graphite
  • Latex
  • Metal-filled industrial paints
  • Nylon
  • Oil-based paints
  • Phenolic resins
  • Plastisol
  • Polyester
  • Polyurethane and urethane
  • PTFE
  • Rubbers
  • Silicates
  • Silicone
  • Vinyl
  • Wax


All these paint materials have unique properties, which are for specific applications and uses. It is extremely important that the proper coating is selected and applied to your equipment, machinery, and structures. An industrial coating professional can assist you in selecting the best options for your specific needs. It is always best to do the job correctly the first time, rather than having to correct coating flaws shortly after application.


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Industrial Paint Information

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