Things You Should Know About Corrosion Inhibitors

corrosion of metals

Without a specialised coating that can prevent or slow down corrosion, engines and other items that are made of metal would rust away and not function properly. It’s a good thing that there are corrosion inhibitors.

But there’s more to corrosion inhibitors than preventing rust. Here are other things that you should know about them.

Some slow down corrosion of metals. Others prevent it.

One of the many jobs of corrosion inhibitors is to reduce the rate of degradation of metals. Through the inhibitors, metals can be used even when there is water present or in situations where there is constant friction or changing weather of which both can cause components to wear.

However, the Unituff coatings system (formerly Seal’n’Peel) uses specialised technology to completely prevent the flow of oxygen. By creating a non-seepage, peelable coating, Seal’n’Peel actually prevents rust, not just slows down the process. That’s what makes it a market leader.


Minimises effects of cathodic reaction

With cathodic corrosion inhibitors, the effects of the cathodic reaction are dwindled. Through the use of oxygen scavengers, which are chemicals that react with dissolved oxygen, the amount of oxygen is reduced. As a result, it minimises the risk of rust formation.


Helps keep fluids from corroding engine and vehicle components

Oils and other fluids such as brake and clutch fluids and transmission fluids, which are designed to prevent metal parts of engines from rubbing against each other, may corrode components if there are no corrosion inhibitors. Also, fuels need to have corrosion inhibitors in them to avoid damaging the engine, forecourt fuel pumps, and metal storage tanks.


Protects heating systems

Pipes and radiators need to be long-lasting and be kept from being corroded to avoid disastrous effects to heating systems. This is why a combination of anodic and cathodic corrosion inhibitors is used as it helps slow down the corrosion process.


Treats pipelines against rust

Most of the pipelines are made of metal. They are often placed in hard to reach locations such as under the sea. And since it is not easy to replace even just a single section of pipe, it is important that they last long even when immersed in liquids. With corrosion inhibitors, their lifespan is extended.


If you want to learn more about corrosion inhibitors and how they help in preventing corrosion of metals, contact today!