Corrosion is the naturally occurring, gradual breakdown of materials, typically metal. It results from a chemical or electrochemical reaction with its environment. NACE classifies corrosion in three groups, from readily identifiable to microscopic verification. It can develop on wastewater systems, pipelines, essential infrastructure, and more surfaces.

Preventing corrosion is vital for maximizing the longevity of metals used in construction, manufacturing, and wastewater industries. Special protective coatings are available to prevent this from happening. Ideally, you should schedule independent coating consultations to determine the best corrosion-resistant coatings, as these vary depending on the specific project requirements.

Independent Coating Consultations

The first step towards preventing corrosion-related losses and costs, or other far-reaching implications, is to have independent coating consultations completed. NACE-certified consultants can evaluate the surface and determine the most effective anti-corrosion-resistant coatings. The consultants will also identify the best surface preparation, application, and maintenance techniques.

Each project is assessed based on its unique performance and service requirements to exceed the long-term performance and protection goals and our client’s financial investment. RFI Consultants continually reviews the most up-to-date coatings-related research to assist our clients better. We are experienced with both concrete and steel substrates in a wide variety of markets.

Schedule an Appointment with RFI Consultants

RFI Consultants LLC is an Arizona-based, veteran-owned small business operating as an independent NACE-certified coating inspection and consulting company.

Our company exists to provide coating inspections to minimize the risk of premature or catastrophic coatings failures. These coverings must be applied to commercial and industrial surfaces under the correct specification, conditions, and manufacturer’s guidelines. Some of the industries that RFI Consultants serves include:

  • Pipelines
  • Infrastructure
  • Sports stadiums
  • Parking structures
  • Commercial buildings
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Food and beverage plants
  • Wastewater treatment facilities

For more information about our coating inspection and consulting services, please contact us at (480) 560-7182. You can contact us using our Ask the Expert page.


“Corrosion Basics” NACE.

“Raising Awareness About Corrosion and Corrosion Protection Around the World.” The World Corrosion Organization.