corrosion of metals

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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Ways to prevent corrosion in equipment and supplies

November 13, 2018

Ways to Prevent Corrosion in Equipment and Supplies One of the many things considered to be of great importance when dealing with equipment and supplies is corrosion prevention. It helps avoid rust and other corrosion forms that can lead to safety problems. Know that removing and repairing corrosion requires routine maintenance that may drive prices up. In order for you to minimise the occurrence of corrosion, you can learn the different measures to keep your equipment from corrosion. Alloyed steel […]

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All You Need to Know About Corrosion

November 6, 2018

All You Need to Know About Corrosion What’s considered as a chemical or electrochemical destructive phenomenon is corrosion. It is the result of the reaction of the surrounding environment attacking any metal or alloy. It can cause structural failure as such a process deteriorates materials. It’s a natural tendency of metals coming to their natural state. There are conditions necessary for corrosion to occur and here are as follows. Metal anode. There must be something that corrodes. Cathode. A cathode […]

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Chemical substances that accelerate rusting in metals

October 12, 2018

Chemical Substances That Accelerate Rusting in Metals It is common knowledge that rust happens when there’s an exchange of electrons between atoms. It is a chemical reaction which can be accelerated by certain chemicals through increasing the electrical activity between oxygen and iron. Let us determine these chemical substances that intensify the conductivity of moisture around metals, making rust occur more rapidly. Bleach One of the substances that accelerates rusting is bleach which acts as an oxidising agent that ionises […]

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Metals that rust in different conditions

October 5, 2018

Metals that rust in different conditions The process of metal or metal alloys combining with oxygen atoms to give off an oxide is called rust. In some metals, it can be observed as tarnish. In gold, platinum, and silver, rusting can occur but at a slower pace, producing various colours of varnish, while other metals rust at different rates. Gold and platinum oxides come rarely as they will take many years to form and that the amount will be very […]

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Ways to protect steel against rust

September 4, 2018

Ways to Protect Steel Against Rust One of the most used materials in the modern industry is steel which is affordable, durable, and versatile. However, its versatility is limited as it corrodes easily due to its iron content that oxidises when exposed in the air and humid. The surfaces have a high porosity as those are most exposed to rust, meaning, the corners and sharp edges of the steel are most vulnerable to corrosion. During the construction process, the cost […]

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Common Types of Metal Sealants Used in Various Metals

August 14, 2018

Common Types of Metal Sealants Used in Various Metals One of the concerns that companies involved in manufacturing metals have is the fluids that find their way to the surface, joints, or openings in materials. And the substance that they use as a solution to this problem is a sealant, which acts as a protective layer that blocks the transit of any fluid. Today, many types of sealants are readily available on the market designed for specific metals. Here are […]

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Methods for preventing metal corrosion

August 7, 2018

Methods for Preventing Metal Corrosion One of the most common problems that makers of aircraft, boats, buildings, cars, and most of the other metal products are most concerned about is corrosion. It the process by which metal deteriorates due to various oxidising agents present in the environment. And one example of this is the process of rusting in which iron oxides form due to moisture. So, what methods can be done to protect metals from corrosion or slow down the […]

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Unituff Peelable Coatings servicing Mexico

July 25, 2018

Unituff Peelable Coatings Servicing Mexico   “Hola México!” Unituff Peelable Coatings (formerly Seal’n’Peel) have done a valuable service in the US, providing industry with a proactive method of corrosion prevention. In recent times this has spread to Mexico as a result of some of the steel fabricators being given the Unituff Peelable Coatings specification as part of the requirement. The landscape is not necessary totally changes, just a few interesting added dimensions such as language, flair and customs…and in immigration […]

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