steel corrosion

Top Benefits of Powder Coating For Steel Fabrication

October 29, 2018

Top Benefits of Powder Coating For Steel Fabrication Metal fabrication finishes have been popular since 1960. Scientists have found a way to perfect the finishing process of powder coating, which revolutionised the metal product industry. Powder coatings provide resistance to surfaces from chipping, fading, scratching, and wearing. Another primary purpose of coating products is to prevent steel corrosion. Here are some of the benefits you can get from powder coating: Durability. Powder coating provides a hard and durable finish to […]

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rust prevention

The Process of Galvanising

October 22, 2018

The Process of Galvanising Hot dip galvanisation is the process of coating steel, iron, or ferrous materials with a layer of zinc. This is done by passing the metal piece through a molten mixture of zinc at a specific temperature. The main purpose of this is for rust prevention and protection of ferrous materials from corrosion. How does the process of galvanisation work? Preparation of Work It is critical to ensure that the materials are cleaned before hot dipping. This […]

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corrosion of metals

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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rust prevention

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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Understanding The Process of Anodising Aluminium

September 22, 2018

Understanding The Process of Anodising Aluminium The primary purpose of anodising aluminium is for rust prevention, improve lubrication, and allow for colour dyeing that makes aluminium electrochemically. Anodising doesn’t apply aluminium oxide like plating or paint but is fully integrated with aluminium substrate to prevent peeling and chipping. There are four steps of anodising aluminium. Pre-treatment. This is the first step that involves aluminium pre-treating by pickling, degreasing and creating a visible result. Satin or bright finishes are applied to […]

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Types of Metal Coatings

September 14, 2018

Types of Metal Coatings Metal coatings are mostly used to improve metal appearance and prevent it from rusting and corrosion. These are applied to the surface of the metal, which also helps in improving the efficiency of the operations. When metal is coated, the parts and components will last longer as it enhances metal durability. There are different types of metal coatings, and each type has various forms and purposes. Galvanising. It is the process of applying a layer of […]

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steel corrosion

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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rust prevention

All You Need to Know About Rust

August 30, 2018

All You Need to Know About Rust Rust is defined as iron oxide, and usually, a red oxide formed due to the reactions to different elements on a metal surface. There are various factors to consider when dealing with rust problems. You need to know these factors to deal with rust and corrosion. Rust Factors Packaging related. The type of packaging used in metal equipment is critical in rust prevention. Acidic materials such as non-treated and corrugated paper can cause […]

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Advantages of Coating Industrial Equipment

August 25, 2018

Advantages of Coating Industrial Equipment Industrial products can get damaged if left unattended. It’s essential to maintain products in good condition to ensure equipment are presentable and safe in the workplace. Regular cleaning, coating and painting of your equipment is a critical factor in protecting it from the harsh environment. Here are the advantages of painting or coating your equipment. Preventing Rust and Corrosion. To keep your equipment and machines running, you need to protect them from corrosion and rust. […]

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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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