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Rust Prevention: How-to Keep Your Metal Parts Rust-Free When Shipping Containers Overseas

Posted on January 19, 2021
Scenario: You’ve recently filled a shipping container and shipped it overseas from North America to Asia. Upon arrival, your customer has complained that rust is rampant throughout the container and you are planning to ship another container every month. You can’t afford the rework and scrap costs on the most recent shipments, so what do

What to Do When Rust Prevention Fails?

In the manufacturing world, many companies go to great lengths to select products and processes to prevent rust and corrosion from forming on their valuable metal assets during transit and storage. They will probably incorporate volatile corrosion inhibitor (VCI) packaging, rust preventative (RP) coatings, desiccants, or some combination of them. But what happens when their

Using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) Method for a Better Understanding of the Corrosion System

Posted on November 3, 2020
The corrosion rate is controlled by different factors such as pH, temperature, electrochemical potential, electrolyte, and as well as the applied corrosion control method. Those factors together make the corrosion control method evaluation complex and time-consuming. As we all know, corrosion is an electrochemical procedure.  The concept of electrical resistance tells us the higher the

The Cost of Corrosion

Posted on October 2, 2019
Rust can be an ugly sight. But when it comes to the industries that rely on non-corroded metal to run, rust can also lead to some ugly consequences that aren’t always quite so visible: lack of productivity, accidents, and a significant financial loss. Companies are leaching billions of dollars out of their business each year

6 Straight Forward Steps to Get Rust Under Control

Posted on November 2, 2018
Opening up a container to discover corrosion on metal items is frustrating. It often means lost time, missed deadlines and unhappy people in your supply chain. The loss or rework of the corroded items plus the impact on business all total up to a significant cost. Corrosion can be complicated and may be caused by

Is There a Rust Season or is it Open Season for Rust?

Posted on October 30, 2018
When you mention the words “rust season” to someone in the metalworking industry, you may get a dry smile. Their immediate answer is typically summer, when high heat and humidity create the perfect conditions for corrosion. That answer is usually quickly followed by reasons why the rest of the year their metals can also corrode.

What Does Corrosion Really Cost You and The Environment?

Posted on October 29, 2018
April was Earth month but did you know during April, Corrosion Awareness Day also occurred? While this date isn’t as well-known, preventing corrosion is an important way to help the environment and conserve natural resources. Whether you are a civil engineer overseeing infrastructure, a quality-control manager at a metalworking facility or have a nice set

Does Corrugated Affect Corrosion & What Can You Do About It?

Posted on October 25, 2018
When shipping metal parts in cardboard corrugated boxes, do you allow the unprotected parts to touch the box?  If so, then the corrugated may be the source of the corrosion. When cardboard boxes are manufactured, the paper begins as a pulp and is then dissolved using nitric acid.  In order to neutralize the acid before
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