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ZERUST® VCI Protects Gearboxes and Drive Housing During Overseas Shipping

  • Export Shipment
  • Inventory Storage
  • Land Shipment
  • Long Term Storage

Who?

Premier supplier of high-quality engineered equipment for the wastewater industry

What?

Corrosion management for drive housings and worm gearboxes

Why?

Reduce rust and corrosion on outer drive housing, and inner components of the worm gearbox during long ocean transit

How?

Implemented Axxanol™ 707C VCI oil additive and ICT®510-OPS VCI film, eliminating corrosion on the outer and inner components of drive housings

VCI Gearboxes
VCI Gearboxes
VCI Gearboxes

Problem

A premier supplier of high-quality engineered equipment for the wastewater industry faced challenges with shipping new products to a Southeast Asia country. They needed a solution to protect large drive housings from rust and corrosion during their long ocean transit. Each drive housing also contained an enclosed worm gearbox which required additional protection as well since they would not be filling it with oil before shipping. They were looking for rust inhibiting solutions to protect the outer drive housing, which was 80” in diameter, and the inner components of the worm gearbox. All components in question were ferrous metals made from cast iron or high carbon steel and are known to be highly susceptible to rust from exposure to the ocean-atmosphere.

Solution

For the inside of the worm gearbox, it was decided that the best solution to protect the internal gear components was to use the ZERUST® Axxanol™ 707C VCI oil additive. They would be able to spray a small amount of the additive into the gearbox before closing the cap. The powerful VCI (Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors) from the Axxanol™ 707C will fill all the void space inside of the gearbox and protect the metal surfaces from rust and corrosion during shipping and storage. In addition, since Axxanol™ 707C was specially designed to be used with lubricating oils, the customer would not need to drain it before filling the gearbox with the required lubricating oil for use.

To protect the outside of the drive housing, it was decided that the best solution was to completely shrink wrap them using ZERUST® ICT®510-OPS (Outdoor Preservation Shrink) VCI film. This premium shrink film was selected due to its high-strength polyethylene resin formulation that also incorporated 3-year UV stabilizers and ZERUST’s proprietary VCI to protect ferrous metals from corrosion. In addition, the application of the ZERUST® OPS shrink film did not take any longer to implement when compared to the traditional non-VCI shrink film they were accustomed to using on the drive housings.

Axxanol™ 707C protects gearboxes from rust & corrosion
For up to 2 years


ICT®510-OPS VCI film protects drive housings from rust & corrosion
For up to 3 years


Customer Satisfaction
100%

Results

The customer’s recent first shipment from the Midwest of the United States to Southeast Asia was a success! No rust or corrosion was found on or inside the drive housing and worm gearbox. The customer will now implement these products and procedures for all future overseas shipments. Contact your ZERUST® Representative for a comprehensive corrosion management solution most effective for your metal assets.

VCI Gearboxes

The customer’s recent first shipment from the Midwest of the United States to Southeast Asia was a success! No rust or corrosion was found on or inside the drive housing and worm gearbox.
Related Products
VCI Oil Additive

Use ZERUST® Axxanol™ 707C to protect engines, hydraulic systems, and gearboxes against corrosion during lay-up, shipping, or other storage applications. Axxanol™ 707C is a VCI Oil Additive that provides corrosion protection through ZERUST® VCI (Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor) chemistry that migrates to protect hard-to-reach internal surfaces of engines, gearboxes, and hydraulic systems such as crevices, slots, oil holes, etc. for up to 2 years.

Shrink film

Use ICT®510-OPS VCI Shrink Film for long-term outdoor storage and mothballing of parts and equipment.

anti-corrosion oil additive

Use ZERUST® Axxanol™ 710C anti-corrosion oil additive to protect engines, hydraulic systems, and gearboxes against corrosion during lay-up, shipping, or other storage applications. Axxanol™ 710C is an anti-corrosion oil additive that provides thorough protection through ZERUST® Contact Inhibitors and VCI (Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor) chemistry that migrates to protect hard-to-reach internal surfaces of engines, gearboxes, and hydraulic systems such as crevices, slots, oil holes, etc. for up to 5 years in hermetically sealed systems.

vci shrink film

ICT®510-SRK Film is polyethylene shrink film impregnated with Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors that shrinks tightly around the item when subjected to heat, providing a contoured fit and VCI protection.

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