How to Prevent Pipe Corrosion with Biodegradable Inhibitors

How to Prevent Pipe Corrosion with Biodegradable Inhibitors

June 30th, 2023

4 minutes

Water Treatment

By Tee Mariga

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How to Prevent Pipe Corrosion with Biodegradable Inhibitors

Plant managers, worksite operators, and municipalities all understand the frustration of dealing with corroded water process pipes.

Time is lost and costs mount up with every hour of downtime to replace corroded pipes or undergo emergency maintenance. The best way to eliminate these challenges and preserve the maintenance budget is to prevent pipe corrosion from occurring in the first place.

The risk of corrosion and scale is greater with hard water, but continually changing process conditions can make treatment needs unpredictable. Sometimes scale or temperature is up, sometimes it’s down. What’s needed is an efficient, safe chemical for water conditioning and pipe corrosion prevention that can stabilize water conditions while prolonging the life of capital assets.

Soltellus™ Polymer a multifunctional and biodegradable polymer that’s ideal in this role.

How to Prevent Corrosion in Pipes: Select a Biodegradable Corrosion Inhibitor

From cooling towers to oilfield applications, heat exchangers, and mining applications, the nuisance is the same. Water process pipes incur significant infrastructure and equipment costs due to gradual corrosion and buildup of scale. 

A robust inhibitor is necessary to protect pipes against corrosion, safeguarding your valuable equipment, structures, and assets from the harmful effects of rust and degradation. The most effective and eco-friendly chemical option on the market today is polyaspartate.

As an inhibitor, polyaspartate is suitable for a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, cooling towers, mining, and heat exchangers. It can be applied to various surfaces, such as carbon steel and magnesium alloy. This readily biodegradable polymer is highly efficient when compared to the commonly used alternatives. Best of all, it ensures a long service life for your equipment and minimizes downtime for maintenance.

Where to Use Soltellus™ Polymer For Pipe Corrosion Prevention

Cooling Towers and Boilers — Polyaspartate is a water conditioning chemical that works as a hardness stabilizer, chelating excess minerals and inhibiting corrosion of fine process pipes for heating and cooling. It’s effective in extremely small quantities at helping towers to recirculate more water and cool down hot process water more quickly with clear, clean, corrosion-free pipes. Because it guards against corrosion in piping and various metal parts, polyaspartate ensures longevity and safety. This also allows for less downtime and more concentration cycles.

Mining — Many mining water processes can make use of antiscalants and chelators, from coal washing and pretreatment to the efficient delivery of mineral process water. Polyaspartate preserves pipes for maximum flow and throughput, while also extracting precious metals for collection. Once released into the environment, it harmlessly degrades. Use polyaspartate to protect machinery, equipment, and infrastructure from corrosion, ensuring operational efficiency and minimizing downtime.

Heat Exchangers — In reuse, nuclear, power, and energy plants, heat exchangers can be vulnerable to clogs and damage from scale and corrosion. Stay 100% efficient with a water conditioning chemical that absorbs corroding molecules and protects equipment. Polyaspartate preserves the structural integrity of tubes, pipelines, and other metal components, reducing maintenance and replacement costs.

Oil and Gas Industry — Safeguards pipelines, underground pipes, and water transport pipes against corrosion from produced water, extending their service life and enhancing safety. Freshwater demand can be reduced and oil and gas production increased.

Soltellus™ Polyaspartate is available on the market in both powder and liquid forms. The bioengineering minds at Lygos have launched Soltellus to offer a biodegradable alternative to conventional corrosion inhibitors. Unlike traditional chemicals, which persist in the environment, polyaspartate is a biodegradable ingredient, ensuring minimal environmental impact and promoting sustainability.

Why Choose Soltellus from Lygos:

Expertise and Experience: Backed by a team of water treatment specialists, we have extensive knowledge and experience in developing effective solutions for corrosion inhibition.

Commitment to Sustainability: We prioritize environmental responsibility and strive to develop products that balance performance with ecological considerations.

Customization Options: Our dedicated team can work closely with you to tailor our corrosion inhibitor to meet your specific requirements and water treatment system needs.

Quality Assurance: We adhere to stringent quality control measures throughout the manufacturing process, ensuring consistent performance and reliability.

Customer Support: Our dedicated support team is available to provide technical assistance, answer inquiries, and offer guidance to ensure a seamless experience.

Get in touch with Lygos to learn more about how to prevent pipe corrosion and maximize your throughput with Soltellus.

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