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Zerust® Wax-Based Corrosion Inhibitor Provides Outdoor Protection to an Idle Construction Site for Over 12-Months

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Who?

Construction Company

What?

AxxaCoat™ 90 BHFS wax-based corrosion inhibitor protects tie-back anchor cables from corrosion on idle construction site

Why?

The construction company requested Zerust® to visit the construction site to complete an on-site evaluation and recommend a corrosion solution to protect tie-back anchor cables

How?

Zerust® completed an on-site evaluation of the construction site and recommended the use of AxxaCoat™ 90 BHFS wax-based corrosion inhibitor to protect the tie-back anchor cables and Axxavis™ HST-10 to clean the cables of dirt and contaminants prior to the application of the coating

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Problem

A construction company contacted Zerust®, as they were looking for a corrosion control company to assist with protecting a construction site, while the project was on hold for 12 to 18 months. The construction of a new high-rise building was in the early phase of putting in the underground foundation, and the hole had been dug with a tie-back anchor system installed to hold back the earth.  The heavy-duty cables protruding from the tie-back system were exposed to the environmental elements until construction resumed.  The engineering company needed to find a way to protect the wire strand cable from corroding while being exposed to the outdoor elements while the construction site sat idle.

Solution

A local Zerust® Technical Service Representative visited the construction site to complete an on-site evaluation.  Following the evaluation, it was determined that Zerust®/Excor® AxxaCoat™ 90 BHFS wax-based corrosion inhibitor would provide the best protection to the wire cable as it offers a durable corrosion preventative coating that can withstand minor nicks and abrasions due to the firm wax film that forms on the metal surface when dried and can be easily applied with an airless sprayer.

Prior to the application of AxxaCoat™ 90 BHFS, it was recommended that the wire strand cable would need to be thoroughly cleaned of all dirt and mud from the construction site.  The customer was going to clean the cables with the use of city water.  However, city water contains corrosion causing contaminants so Axxavis™ HST-10 was recommended to be mixed with the water source for the cleaning and rinsing stages. Zerust® AxxaVis™ HST-10 powder additive deactivates ionic contaminants found in municipal water sources that cause rust and hard water deposits on metals. Once the wire cables were cleaned of the dirt, mud, and containments, a coat of AxxaCoat™ 90 BHFS was applied with the use of an airless sprayer.

 

Zerust® AxxaCoat™ 90 BHFS provides corrosion protection
For up to 3 years outdoors


AxxaVis™ HST-10 powder additive deactivates ionic contaminants found in municipal water sources that cause rust and hard water deposits on metals.


Customer Satisfaction
100%

Results

A year since the implementing  AxxaCoat™ 90 BHFS and the cables are still corrosion-free. Contact a Zerust® Representative for a comprehensive corrosion management solution most effective for your metal assets.

Zerust® was the only company we spoke with that offered a viable solution. We were very impressed with Zerust’s knowledge, expertise, and readily available products to address our situation and provide a solution.
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AxxaCoat™ 90 is a corrosion preventative coating ideal for the protection of metal parts and assemblies. Use for long-term outdoor protection and in challenging overseas shipping applications where a durable yet removable coating is needed.

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