Tungum has excellent anti-corrosion properties
Tubing: Corrosion Resistance Offshore
The environmental conditions in which engineering products have to operate are by their nature fairly arduous.
None poses greater or wider problems than sea water and the associated saline atmosphere.
The life expectancy of equipment is often drastically reduced. In areas where corrosion has already taken place, predicting failure as a basis for preventative maintenance is difficult if not impossible.
At its most aggressive, in the presence of oxygen, sea water attacks most ‘standard’ materials in a variety of differing but equally costly ways: –
Prove almost impossible to protect and corrode away almost immediately.
Common Copper Alloys
Often suffer a shortened life, either as a result of dezincification or stress corrosion.
Stainless Steels – 304, 316
Are highly prone to chloride pitting a particularly damaging form of crevice corrosion producing small holes in material having an otherwise sound appearance.
Super Duplex and Austenitic Stainless Steels – 904L, Monel, 6Mo-Alloy 400, and 2507
Although these materials are far more corrosion resistant, than St.Steels, they are not corrosion proof and do suffer pitting and crevice corrosion after time.
Tungum alloy tubing C69100
Tungum Tubing has been developed to counter the problems of sea water corrosion and in practice has already done so for over 40 years.
Whether totally immersed, or in the highly active ‘splash’ zone, Tungum alloy tubing gives exceptional resistance to the effects of a marine environment.
Unaffected by either pitting or crevice corrosion, Tungum alloy tubing is protected by its oxide coating.
This oxide coating quickly repairs itself if damaged.