Rust on vehicle bodywork, oxidation on PCBs, and corrosion on bridge components can be dangerous as well as expensive. The annual cost of corrosion on society amounts to approximately 4 percent of GDP. These costs are associated with corrosion protection and repairs when corrosion has progressed. Rust can pollute the environment and result in downtime and production losses in industries. Moreover, structures such as bridges and buildings may fail due to corrosion, which can entail considerable danger to people and the environment. Controlling corrosion is crucial in order to eventually achieve a circular and sustainable society by, for example, transitioning to renewable energy production. The utilisation of offshore wind power, for instance, is wholly dependent on preventing corrosion.
RISE has over 50 years’ experience in corrosion research, and we have more than 100 specialists working on diverse assignments – from large-scale scientific research projects on the cutting-edge of today’s knowledge to temporary applied consulting work, damage investigations, corrosion testing, and training courses. In everything we do, we strive to increase value for our customers and work towards a sustainable society.