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How To Keep Corrosion To A Minimum

It is important to understand the fundamentals of corrosion, how and why it occurs. Chemistry basics will be the main answer to solving the corrosion problem.

The conditions required for corrosion to occur must have three core components. These include metal or iron, oxygen originating from the atmosphere and an electrolyte which is predominantly water


Here are a few things to consider keeping corrosion to a minimum:

Ensure that you start using non-corrosive metals such as aluminium and stainless steel.

Another important aspect to consider is that the area around the surface should be kept as dry as possible. Utilise this through drying agents and moisture barrier products. Electrical components should also be cleaned regularly as it could become contaminated and affect functionality of other components.

An excellent mechanism to prevent corrosion is through the use of carbon fibre coating. The sheets of carbon fibre are essentially sealed around inside a metal pipe or around any metal surface. It also strengthens the metals and prevents cracks and potential leaks from forming.

An electrochemical solution such as galvanisation helps a great deal and contributes to the longevity of the metal. The coated layers of zinc also prevent the appliance from corrosion. Core components could also include anodes, currents and metal that exhibits passivation.

Get in touch with SA Corrosion Control for more information.

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