Corrosion Under Insulation Services
Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a prevalent and destructive problem that affects many forms of thermally insulated equipment. Frequently affecting insulated carbon, low-alloy, and stainless steel parts, CUI is primarily caused by water penetration and condensed moisture through the insulation and onto the metallic part surface.
Untreated CUI can have disastrous consequences, including:
Expensive equipment damages
To keep facilities safe and efficient, Banks Industrial Group (BIG) provides CUI repair services that quickly restore and protect pipes, tanks, and vessels suffering from pitting, thin-wall defects, and loss of structural integrity.
We use a range of Belzona polymeric composites that are carefully matched to your specific needs. Application is safe and can be carried out in situ, including on hot surfaces.
Need CUI Repair?
|BIG Corrosion Under Insulation Service Benefits|
|Current and Future Protection||Correct corrosion problems and prevent them from occurring in the future|
|Minimal Downtime||Repairs are performed while assets are online, causing little-to-no downtime and lost production|
|Reduce Repair Costs||Reduce shutdown work and save money in costly replacements|
|Clear Out Corrosion||Rebuild areas of severe corrosion and pitting or thin-wall deterioration|
|Restore Pipes||Restore pipe thickness with cold bonding and polymeric wraps|
|Hot Surface Applications||Belzona polymeric composites can be applied directly to hot surfaces from ambient to 302°F|
|No Blast Cleaning||Repairs do not require intensive blast cleaning or profiling|
|Solvent-Free Formulation||Belzona polymeric composites are made with safe, solvent-free materials|
|Resistant Properties||Repair compounds are chemical- and heat-resistant|
|Long-Term Protection||Long-term, durable protection proven to outperform conventional repairs|
Corrosion Under Insulation Services Prevent Expensive Problems
Insulated pipework and other vessels rapidly corrode if water penetrates through the insulation layer. Water ingress can occur for various reasons including:
Trapped water accumulated during construction or storage
Weakened metal cladding joints
Condensation formation due to temperature fluctuations
If untreated, the corrosion can cause vessel failure and many other dangerous, expensive problems.
To repair and prevent CUI, Banks Industrial Group uses Belzona epoxy coatings and repair composites. Belzona materials are versatile, strong, and can be applied with minimal work disruptions. Once applied, Belzona provides durable CUI protection that outlasts conventional repairs.
Belzona’s other positive properties include:
Heat-activated curing for equipment repairs during operation
High adhesion with minimal preparations for faster application (no blast cleaning or profiling necessary)
Solvent-free construction for minimal health and safety risks
Resistance against chemicals and heat for protection in temperatures up to 150°C (302°F)
Banks Industrial is Your Source for Corrosion Under Insulation Services
CUI is a serious issue that can lead to costly downtime, expensive repairs, and worker injury. Fortunately, Banks Industrial Group offers CUI services that restore the structural integrity of equipment and provide long-lasting protection. For more information about CUI repair and prevention, read our API 653 blog post on bulk storage tank corrosion prevention or contact us to discuss your CUI issue.