Composite extremely resistant to MIC

Microorganisms such as bacteria, algae and fungi influence the corrosion of steel in a certain environment. This is called "Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion" or MIC. MIC often occurs in natural, untreated and stagnant water such as cooling water systems, systems that treat waste water, but also in ground water or other contaminated water in new systems after hydro testing. MIC is not easy to control and requires a careful, thorough approach. This approach can be costly and operationally drastic.
Aggressive liquids can also cause rapid corrosion of steel and deterioration of the tank wall, which is detrimental to maintenance costs. Composite material, glass fibre reinforced vinylester/polyester, is extremely resistant to corrosive chemicals and is not sensitive to MIC and is therefore extremely suitable as a material for storage tanks in the petrochemical industry.

At the Verwater Composites production location in Moerdijk, composite tanks can be built with diameters from 6 to 14 metres and a maximum capacity of up to 4,000m3. Other advantages are:

  • Short manufacturing lead times
  • A low CO2 footprint
  • Long lifetime
  • Maintenance-free: virtually no maintenance is required and composite is highly resistant.

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