Corrosion

Winter, salt, corrosion and Cortec

Most sections of the country had significant (record breaking) snowfall in 2015.  One consequence of heavy snow fall is lots of snowplowing and road salting.   Salt does a great job in “melting” ice, but it also accelerates metal corrosion. Two misconceptions about salt is one- it actually melts ice and...

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Solving complex crating issues in unique ways

There is almost no limit to the unique custom packaging and crating solutions that Packet devises to meet specific needs.   In one case Packnet designed and built humidity controlled crating system. The client was Standby Systems, producer of high-performance equipment and services to energy producers, gas and liquid transmission pipelines,...

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Corrosion can be a big issue in brake lines

Corrosion is a problem that affects just about every industry, including automotive.   One of the most vital components of a car or truck its brake system.  When maintaining or inspecting brakes, most mechanics and owners are concerned about wear and tear with the brake linings or brake shoes, but...

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Corrosion issues continue to make headlines

A few more corrosion issues that made the news this month: GM Announces Recall of More than Half a Million More Vehicles, Halts Some Deliveries Concrete Credence: More Bay Bridge Woes May Validate Concerns of Span’s #1 Critic Improving safety on North America’s “122-inch pipeline GM Recalls The first article is about yet...

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Corrosion problems are in the news everyday

Rarely a day goes by without corrosion problems making the headlines.  Corrosion affects products in just about every industry and in every part of the world.   The US Navy alone spends 22.9 billion dollars per year fighting rust. source.  According to https://corrosion.org, 2.2 trillion dollars is spent world wide...

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Corrosion protection for the electronics industry

There have been several studies that attempt to quantify the cost of corrosion. In 2002, NACE International came out with a study that estimated that corrosion was costing the US 276 billion dollars per year. The industries where corrosion had the biggest impact was Drinking Water and Sewer Systems Motor Vehicles Defense Bridges...

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