SilcoTek Coatings Prevent Instrument Corrosion 4 ways

August 26 2014 Process Analytical


Instrument corrosion in refinery, petrochemical, and other harsh operation environments can damage plant systems, degrade product, imperil regulatory compliance, and increase operating cost.  Corrosion can damage sampling and transfer lines as well as instrumentation and prevent proper product sampling or contaminate samples and feedstock.  Areas particularly susceptible are:

  • Sample probes in stacks and product streams
  • Transfer lines
  • Sample cylinders
  • Regulators
  • Metal filters
  • Fittings
  • Valves
  • Instrument surfaces in contact with corrosive streams

SilcoTek® coatings prevent instrument corrosion 4 ways:

  • Hydrophobic surface repels water, preventing corrosive attack.
  • Silicon coating acts as a barrier layer between corrosive compounds and instrument surfaces.
  • Inert silicon resists most corrosives like hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, salt water and others.
  • Patented CVD coating process maintains high tolerances and coats the most intricate pathways.  Insuring corrosion resistance throughout the instrument flow path.


Learn more about how SilcoTek® coatings improve corrosion resistance:

Corrosion Prevention Studies