According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), OPEC oil supply was at an all-time high during September 2016, while growth in oil demand slumped to a four-year low in the same period. Expected growth for global oil throughput in 2016 year-on-year is at a mere 220kb/d, which not including the last economic downturn, is the lowest in more than a decade.
The impact of the oil market slump has inevitably caused million-dollar equipment to be left idle for an indeterminate period. Left unused and under environmental stresses, the once running 24-hours-a-day stacked oil rigs may start to corrode – hindering operational use once the market rebounds!
Protection from corrosion can be as simple and cost-effective as using Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors (VCIs) to safeguard the internal components of the equipment against the effects of moisture, salt, and other contaminants. Using VCI products to avoid corroded engines and pumps or clogged fuel pipes incur less downtime and cost than replacement – in other words, prevention is undoubtedly cheaper than cure!
Top Preventive Solution: High-Quality VCI Film
- High durability and flexibility
- High water and tear resistance
- Can extend to hard-to-reach places
- Cost-competitive and economical
- Performance of equipment preserved
- Easy application and removal with no downtime