Chemical Plants, Pharmaceutical sites and refineries would usually take time and care in planning their asset shutdowns, with the shutdowns normally lasting between 6 to 8 weeks. But the over supply of crude oil, lack of hydrocarbon storage and the Covid-19 pandemic have forced plant shutdowns for undetermined extended periods.

The Presserv Group are global specialists in corrosion mitigation and preservation of assets in extended shutdown. Utilising Vapour phase Corrosion Inhibiting, (VpCI) technology. Presserv have developed preservation procedures for all types of process equipment during shutdown.

VpCI technology creates a protective molecular layer inside mechanical, electrical and process equipment that eliminates oxygen from the surface of the metal, thus breaking the corrosion cycle. Find out more about this impressive technology and its use in process industries here