Cortrol is a specialty engineering firm that provides expert advice on the prevention of corrosion in order to extend the useful life of valuable assets and insure a safe working environment. As a certified minority business enterprise (MBE), our secondary mission is to train and develop minority personnel capable of working in this important technology area.
Our corrosion engineering team provides a full range of corrosion engineering services, with a special emphasis on cathodic protection system design and testing. Our senior engineering staff has over 60 years of combined years of experience in the cathodic protection industry. We can provide technical design specifications, material selection, operations and maintenance guidance for corrosion control systems, all in accordance with industry standards
Corrosion is the gradual destruction of material, usually metals, by chemical reaction with its environment. In the most common use of the word, this means electrochemical oxidation of metals in reaction with an oxidant such as oxygen. Rusting, the formation of iron oxides, is a well-known example of electrochemical corrosion. This type of damage typically produces oxide(s) or salt(s) of the original metal. Corrosion can also occur in materials other than metals, such as ceramics or polymers, although in this context, the term degradation is more common. Corrosion degrades the useful properties of materials and structures including strength, appearance and permeability to liquids and gases