rust prevention

Choosing the Right Preventive Coating for Metals

May 15, 2019

Choosing the Right Preventive Coating for Metals Metal corrosion is the chemical or electrochemical reactions that occur between metals and the environment. This reaction causes a negative effect on the metal’s surface properties. One way to prevent corrosion, or rust, is to apply some form of corrosion resistant coating on metal. However, before utilising any kind of corrosion resistant coating, we first need to understand the types of metal corrosion and their contributing properties: Fretting Corrosion This type of rusting […]

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Rust Prevention

All You Need to Know about Corrosion Protection Products

May 5, 2019

All You Need to Know about Corrosion Protection Products Corrosion is the primary chemical reaction between any type of metal and its environment or elements from that environment. When corrosion occurs, the metal begins to oxidise. Metal oxidation or corrosion comes in different types. However, the most severe type is atmospheric corrosion. For instance, the combination of rain followed by the sun’s heat can be the onset of rust, thereby corrosion. So, what are the different types of corrosion protection […]

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Rust Prevention: How the Weather Contributes to Rusting

April 16, 2019

Rust Prevention: How the Weather Contributes to Rusting No matter where you look, rust is ugly, unsightly, and when it is spotted, it means that metal is being corroded and damaged. Rust can also pollute the soil and groundwater. If left unchecked, rust will permanently destroy metal. Wherever you can find metal – inside your home, in your garden, in or out of a building, or part of the infrastructure – rust and corrosion can be prevented.   To help […]

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Steel Corrosion: Is Rust on Steel Myth or Reality?

April 9, 2019

Steel Corrosion: Is Rust on Steel Myth or Reality? Stainless steel is unique from all other forms of metal. It is a steel alloy that contains at least 10.5% of chromium. The chromium makes stainless steel corrosion-resistant because the chromium reacts with surrounding oxygen to form a thin layer on top of the steel. Theoretically, this layer should prevent rusting.   Stainless steel is probably the most common type of steel used over a wide range of applications such as […]

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Seal’n’Peel: The Benefits of Using Seal n Peel Unituff 452

April 2, 2019

Seal’n’Peel: The Benefits of Using Seal n Peel Unituff 452 Rust: the greatest enemy of any industry using materials, equipment, and tools that are mostly metal. Just ask anyone in the construction, oil and gas, waste treatment, or warehousing business. Rust and corrosion prevention is the friend of all heavy metals.   So, this is where Unituff 452 comes in.   Unituff 452 is a polyvinyl chloride copolymer solution coating or thick silver adhesive coating solely for external applications. It […]

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Tips on How to Minimise Steel Corrosion

March 19, 2019

Tips on How to Minimise Steel Corrosion As we are all familiar, rust is the reddish-brown coating that forms on the exterior of metal over some time. Technically, it is a chemical reaction occurring when iron and oxygen comes in contact with water or air moisture. If not treated, the rust continues to eat away the metal, leaving it frail and damaged. Removing rust from metals is not an easy job, but there are a few simple rust prevention methods […]

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Types of Corrosion-Resistant Protective Coatings

March 12, 2019

Types of Corrosion-Resistant Protective Coatings In order to prevent metals and materials from corrosion, which affect their effectiveness in various industrial applications, industrial coatings are being used to act as protective layers. Corrosion usually takes place when multiple chemical reactions occur between atmospheric conditions and metal surfaces. This is why it is crucial to make use of an effective protective coating to mitigate the effects of such reactions that hamper the durability and quality of metals and materials.   Here […]

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Different Types of Corrosion in Metals

March 5, 2019

Different Types of Corrosion in Metals No matter what type of material a high-performing component is made of, it will get corroded. Luckily, there are corrosion-resistant coatings that can help increase its lifespan and reduce maintenance and replacement costs.   In order to choose the right coating, it is essential to know what type of corrosion makes the part of a component vulnerable. Remember that the corrosion type that develops will depend on what condition a part is exposed to […]

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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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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 […]

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