protective coating

Types of Protective Coating for Specific Metals

February 12, 2019

Types of Protective Coating for Specific Metals Naturally, iron gets corroded when exposed to oxygen or water. And since most metals contain iron, they all experience corrosion when exposed to these elements. With the introduction of high temperature, microbes, and salt, the degradation process of metals is accelerated. This is the reason why industries that make use of equipment that are made up of metals make sure to address corrosion-related problems as soon as possible to avoid build-up of repair […]

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corrosion of metals

The DON’Ts of Applying Anti-Corrosive Coatings

February 5, 2019

The DON’Ts of Applying Anti-Corrosive Coatings Facility managers have learned the lesson not to delay attending to corrosion problems in metal structures, as it is better to prevent them before they get worse and further the damage. And one of their solutions to corrosion-related problems is through painting the exterior of corrosion-prone metal surfaces. The key is to know how to avoid oils, coatings and sprays which only partially protect the surface by simply reducing the ability of moisture and […]

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Possible Sources of Corrosion in Metals

January 29, 2019

Possible Sources of Corrosion in Metals There are types of pipes that are less likely to corrode, and to name one is the copper pipe. It is commonly used more in plumbing compared to other metals such as galvanised pipes or zinc-coated iron pipes. The copper types were widely used. However, due to constant exposure to flowing water, they get corroded as the iron rusts. Other conditions where copper pipes are likely to corrode include homes that are with acidic […]

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Things You Should Know About Corrosion Inhibitors

January 22, 2019

Things You Should Know About Corrosion Inhibitors Without a specialised coating that can prevent or slow down corrosion, engines and other items that are made of metal would rust away and not function properly. It’s a good thing that there are corrosion inhibitors. But there’s more to corrosion inhibitors than preventing rust. Here are other things that you should know about them. Some slow down corrosion of metals. Others prevent it. One of the many jobs of corrosion inhibitors is […]

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History of Stainless Steel and Other General Facts About It

January 12, 2019

History of Stainless Steel and Other General Facts About It Today, stainless steel can be seen in most consumer and commercial items. While it is actually a bore to wonder about the history behind its creation and even the general information regarding such a metal alloy. But for everyone’s benefit, here’s an extensive guide to stainless steel. General Facts In the metallurgy world, stainless steel is known as inox iron. The term comes from the French word “inoxydable”. Surprisingly, this […]

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rust prevention

Processes in Removing Rust on Metals

January 5, 2019

Processes in Removing Rust on Metals Removing rust from metals is a tough task. And the work gets more difficult when the product used is not right and delivering its supposed purpose which is to remove the rust. Such products are usually expensive that buying the inappropriate ones can already hurt, and can consume much time when applied to metal surfaces. This is why preventing rust from forming should be one’s priority instead of waiting for the metal to suffer […]

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Ways to Find the Right Protective Coating

December 29, 2018

Ways to Find the Right Protective Coating Are you currently using a protective coating? How was it? Did the results turn out as you expected? In time, you will probably find yourself looking for another or better kind of coating. The type that is considered best in providing excellent results worthy of investing in and is available near your area. It is important that you’re able to spot the right product that is designed to last and meet your desired […]

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Different Corrosion Prevention Methods to Consider

December 22, 2018

Different Corrosion Prevention Methods to Consider Corrosion. It is one of the most common things that occur to any metal. It is a natural process where metals are exposed to moisture and other gases, chemicals, or other elements. It can affect the functionality and character of products made of metal. But know that corrosion can be prevented. There are known methods that help  stop it from occurring. Depending on the circumstances of the metal being corroded, here are the procedures […]

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How to prevent corrosion in structural beams

December 12, 2018

How to Prevent Corrosion in Structural Beams Way back in the 3rd century BC, steel first appeared in Asia and was preferred for building, equipment, and machinery applications. It is widely used because it is durable, light, strong, versatile, and safe for the environment. It’s an ideal material for the manufacture of structural beams. But for all its value and strength, a steel structural beam is vulnerable to corrosion. And the best-known risk factor is rust, which is caused by […]

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The Process of Structural Steel Corrosion

December 5, 2018

The Process of Structural Steel Corrosion Structural steel corrosion is an electrochemical process that needs the concurrent presence of oxygen and moisture. Basically, what produces rust is the iron present in steel being oxidised as it occupies six times the volume of the material in approximation. And the rate the corrosion process advances depend on determined factors including the micro-climate encompassing the structure. Steel corrosion process works in stages. Initially, the process occurs on the surface of anodic areas where […]

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