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Rust Corrosion and Merus

Even today water is still mostly transported in metallic pipes or systems and many larger older building in the UK still have galvanised or iron piping. Merus perceives corrosion in pipes and machines as the most pressing problem of our customers world-wide. Damages caused by corrosion are the main reason for expensive replacement investments



End of rusty pipe before submerged in Merus treated water

Fact :- The simpler the iron the greater is the risk of corrosion. The definition of corrosion is an (unwanted) reaction of materials with substances present in their environment. In the case of iron this reaction becomes visible for instance when rust forms. The reasons for this corrosion are diverse and are covered very extensively in the pertinent literature; we won't go into that any further in this place.


End of rusty pipe after it had been submerged in Merus treated water for several weeks

Merus has yielded fantastic, safe and reproducible results where the less complicated reasons for corrosion between water and iron are on hand. These simple reasons are either stagnating water or water which is poor in minerals or unsaturated. Corrosion caused by galvanic couples, alkaline or acescent fluids in most cases is at least moderated by Merus and it can even be stopped completely when certain favourable combinations are present. However such complicated applications require thorough technical scrutiny, we are glad to answer your questions via e-mail.

Rust in Victorian Pipe work

Rust in office pipe work

Corrosion in Refinery

Corrosion visible in Hotel sinks



Hotel Calorifier corrosion


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