corrosion of metals

Unituff’s Use in the Industry: Australasian Projects Coordinated by EPCs

August 15, 2019

Unituff’s Use in the Industry: Australasian Projects Coordinated by EPCs It’s a well-known story among the Unituff people. The GLNG (Gladstone Liquified Natural Gas) project is already in full swing, and the partner firms – Shell, ConocoPhillips, Bechtel – were searching for the most effective rust prevention method to protect hundreds of millions of dollars of equipment against the deadliest enemy of metals – rust! Among the heat shrink plastics, VCI papers, heat guns, and strapping kits on that particular […]

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Unituff Coatings: Tips on Keeping Rust Away from Metal Parts and Equipment

August 5, 2019

Unituff Coatings: Tips on Keeping Rust Away from Metal Parts and Equipment Rust is the orange-brown flakes of iron oxide that form on the surface of any metal-containing iron and has been exposed to water, air, or chemicals. Rust is a type of corrosion that is both unsightly and highly destructive. The process of rusting usually starts when iron reacts with oxygen as water, saltwater, acids, or harsh chemicals are present. As iron oxide flakes off the metal surface, it […]

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How to Prevent Rusting with Unituff Coatings

July 30, 2019

How to Prevent Rusting with Unituff Coatings Rust is that reddish-brown discolouration that suddenly shows up on certain types of metal such as iron and steel after it has been exposed to air and moisture. Over time, rust can cause metal to become brittle and weak, creating a dangerous situation if the metals involved are part of an infrastructure or in a plant. This shows how important it is to find out how to prevent rust or at least prevent […]

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How Unituff Prevents Rust More Effectively than Oils or Paint Coatings

July 25, 2019

How Unituff Prevents Rust More Effectively than Oils or Paint Coatings It has been assessed that rust and corrosion damage costs the global economy a staggering $2.5 trillion. This is equivalent to 3.4% of the global GDP. This is according to a NACE International Impact 2013 study. The study further states that had corrosion control practices been put in place, it is estimated that savings of up to 35% of the cost of corrosion could be realised, or anywhere between […]

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How Does Rust Occur?

July 15, 2019

How Does Rust Occur? Rust formation on metals Rust is actually a natural phenomenon that occurs when certain metals are exposed to oxygen and water for a certain period of time. But in reality, the main metals that rust are iron and steel. Other metals will corrode but will not rust. Rust forms on metals because a chemical change occurs. The very air and anything with matter around us is made up of different chemicals, and these, in turn, are […]

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Time and Money Wastage on Rust: The True Cost of Rust or Corrosion

July 5, 2019

Time and Money Wastage on Rust: The True Cost of Rust or Corrosion Rust or corrosion is the costly enemy of many economies. It can cause billions of dollars in annual losses for companies. According to a study conducted by NACE International, rust and corrosion in the United States alone are costing losses of $276 billion, or 3.1% of its Gross Domestic Product. Similarly, other industrialised countries are also experiencing corrosion issues of almost the same magnitude. In a research […]

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Why Choose Unituff (formerly Seal’n’Peel) Coating for Rust Prevention?

June 30, 2019

Why Choose Unituff (formerly Seal’n’Peel) Coating for Rust Prevention? A Seal‘n’Peel type of protective coating for rust and corrosion prevention is the superior way to temporarily protect non-porous surfaces of metal products, materials, parts, and equipment for prolonged storage against damage due to corrosion deterioration. The advantages of using Seal‘n’Peel protective coating include: No masking needed. Easy to apply (usually by brush, roll-on, or pressure spray). Easily removed by just peeling off. No chemicals are required to assist removal. Can […]

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The Importance of Rust Prevention in Storage

June 25, 2019

The Importance of Rust Prevention in Storage Anything in prolonged storage, especially if made of metal, will always increase the likelihood of storage corrosion. The best prevention for this is to minimise storage time. Proper storage limits the collection of water due to rain, snow, and condensation on panel surfaces. Under roof storage is naturally the best type of storage and the most preferred. Should metal be stored for a prolonged period out of necessity, the material should be stored […]

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Anti-Corrosion Coatings and Coating Applications

June 15, 2019

Anti-Corrosion Coatings and Coating Applications Anti-rust, anti-corrosion, or metal or protective coatings protect metal components against the destructive degradations of exposure to industrial chemicals, environmental factors, oxidation, salt spray, and moisture. Anti-corrosion protective coatings are additional protection for metal surfaces and acts as a barrier to inhibit the contact between corrosive materials and chemical compounds. In addition to corrosion prevention, protective coating provides chemical protection, non-stick performance, and abrasion resistance. Coatings provide anti-corrosive properties to ensure metal components have the […]

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The Corrosion Resistance of Metals

June 5, 2019

The Corrosion Resistance of Metals Metal Corrosion The air around us is a medley and assortment of various types of water vapours and gases. These gases and water gradually react with the surfaces of metals and forms sulphates, carbonates, sulphides, and oxides. The formation of these compounds slowly eats into metals. This phenomenon is called metal corrosion. The process of corrosion of metals usually happens in reactive metals. These metals corrode when exposed to the mixture of damp air and […]

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