corrosion of metals

How Corrosion Spreads in Metals

November 29, 2018

How Corrosion Spreads in Metals Iron oxide or what it is commonly called as rust is a form of corrosion created by the reaction of iron (or any of its alloys) and oxygen, with the presence of water or air moisture. But how does it work and spread? There are other metals that do have an oxidation process but work differently. They form results that are not commonly considered rust. Aluminium corrosion spreads very slow while copper corrosion can be […]

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Why Should Factories Make Use of Protective Coating?

November 22, 2018

Why Should Factories Make Use of Protective Coating? In the process of manufacturing certain items, protective coating such as paint or any special coating are needed. They help protect things from a myriad of destructive elements such as chemicals, moisture, and what have you. Such unfriendly elements can cost a company millions in replacement or repair work when the right protective coatings are not used to coat the items being manufactured or the items used in the process of manufacturing. […]

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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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corrosion of metals

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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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