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The Safety and Environmental Impact of Stainless Steel Treatments Explained

At International Corrosion Services we take our commitment to the safety of our staff and community and preserving the environment and reducing our emissions footprint very seriously. It’s not easy working with the dangerous chemicals that are needed for the treatment of stainless steel and we take every precaution we can that we work within and above our Health, Safety & Environmental Policy as well as our statutory commitments to people and the environment.

Stainless Steel Treatments

Our core business of treating stainless steel involves cleaning, electropolishing, pickling, and passivation. All of these processes use acids and alkali’s which most of us can appreciate can be very dangerous to people and the environment if not handled with the due respect they deserve. The treatment chemicals assist in executing ICS’s core business which is the corrosion prevention or treatment of stainless steel. If left untreated corrosion to stainless steel can itself pose a serious threat to people and the environment? ICS’s treatment process of electro-polishing prevents corrosion in several ways as does cleaning and pickling and passivation. Stainless steel is well known for its corrosion resistance but can still corrode if not treated post fabrication but before installation and as part of ongoing maintenance when in-situ. ICS can help its customers with all of these treatment options.

Our Commitment to Safety

There is nothing more important to us here at ICS than the safety of our customers, employees and the environment, which is why ICS management and staff are strongly committed and focused to our no harm and no incident Health and Safety Policy. Additionally, ICS shows its commitment with its regulatory compliance to the Environmental Protection Agency for its Air Emissions, Dangerous Goods Licences through the Department of Mines, Water Disposal Permit in compliance with the Water Corporation. Over and above this ICS constantly go over and above its safety commitment to its staff by completing regular workshop air emissions testing, and Western Australia’s largest pickling bath air extraction fume hood. All of our employees are committed to these priorities and management is empowered to provide team members with all of the information and tools they need to effectively implement all of our safety policy and procedures.

If you have any questions regarding the safety of our services for your facility, we will gladly answer them for you. We want you to have the confidence in knowing that you made the right choice in working with us for all your stainless steel treatment needs. Get in touch with us today to learn more.