Corrosion

Corrosion protection for long term storage

Long term storage can present a number of challenges for electro-mechanical systems such as aircraft or vehicles.   Even under the most ideal storage circumstances, moisture will permeate into just about anything and ultimately cause problems.   Often times with larger objects, outside storage is required. For Engines, one needs to consider...

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Packaging materials that inhibit corrosion

When shipping metal products overseas, one must consider the possibility of product corrosion.   Corrosion is a chemical reaction that occurs when a metal surface is exposed to an electrolyte and moisture (and oxygen).   Electrolytes are substances that carry free ions such as acids, bases or salts.   The higher the...

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Key factors in aqueous metal surface preparation

Metal products or components will often require finishing steps or added processing.     Some of the more common finishing steps include painting, plating, welding, soldering, brazing and mechanical assembly. Most metals in their “pure virgin” state are very receptive to any of the processes mentioned, however given time and environmental...

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