The problem of corrosion in industrial environments, such as refineries, pulp and paper plants, and chemical factories, is as old as the industry itself. Unlike hard corrosion, which causes physical degradation of equipment, soft corrosion attacks the process control systems with minimal visual signs. Operations managers have long realized that electronic components are at the mercy of the gases, acids, and impurities that such environments contain. As a result, corrosion of these components causes production stoppages, lower productivity, increased production costs, and higher maintenance budgets.
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