Metal Pickling, Chemical Descaling and Passivation

Metal Pickling Tanks

Metal Pickling

Atlas Industrial Services are a long established company who provide Metal Pickling, Chemical Cleaning, Descaling and Passivation of Stainless Steel and Carbon Steel Parts, Equipment and Systems throughout the UK and Europe.

Metal Pickling removes impurities including rust and inorganic contaminants from ferrous metals, copper, and aluminum alloys.

Acid immersion pickling, metal descaling, and chemical cleaning optimises the maximum service life and performance of your metal products. For Further details of our services visit our main website:


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chemical cleaning

For more than a century Atlas Industrial Services has been providing metal pickling and chemical cleaning.

Chemical cleaning and decontamination processes such as metal pickling, de-scaling, acid cleaning and passivation are used to restore and improve the efficiency and extend the working life of equipment, plant, tanks, vessels and pipework on site, ( both industrial and marine) or off site in our depot in Hartlepool.

Industrial Chemical Cleaning

Passivation Of Stainless Steel

Passivation Of Stainless Steel

Passivation treatments improve the surface condition of stainless steel by dissolving iron that has been imbedded in the surface during forming or machining. Passivation consists of immersing stainless steel components in a solution of nitric or citric acid and dissolves the imbedded iron and restores the original corrosion-resistant surface by forming a thin, transparent oxide film.

Metal Pickling information

Sheet steel that undergoes metal or acid pickling will rust (oxidize) when exposed to atmospheric conditions of moderately high humidity. For this reason, a thin film of oil or similar waterproof coating is applied to create a barrier to moisture in the air. This oil film must later be removed for any fabrication, plating or painting processes.

Chemical cleaning information

Chemical cleaning is the most efficient and least disruptive method of cleaning piping, cooling systems, boilers, tanks and reactors. Our Depot is self supporting and carries its own sales staff, supervision, operators, transport, chemicals and equipment to supply a cleaning service at the shortest notice. Chemical Cleaning is carried out to Atlas Industrial's own standard procedures or to client's specific requirements, including Degreasing, Descaling and Passivating.