Rust Removal Process
Stainless steel is typically specified because of its ability to resist corrosion in a variety of environments. Unfortunately, stainless steel is not fully stain-proof or rust-proof, it is just more resistant to corrosion that’s why it’s called stain less steel.
Exposure to corrosive process fluids and cleaners, high humidity or high salinity environments such as sea water can remove the native protective layer (chromium oxide) and can cause stainless steel corrosion. Removing surface rust from surfaces improves the appearance, but its importance goes beyond the decorative. Rust, left unchecked, can lead to pitting and structural damage to products and components and can impact the performance of instrumentation, contaminate flow paths, and impact reliability.
However, removing rust from stainless steel is easy and can be achieved by using any number of different chemicals, abrasives, grinding, blasting, etc.
Below are the products we provide to help with this process: