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It's no secret that equipment downtime, repair and replacement are expensive. It is also no secret that regularly scheduled preventive maintenance is cheaper than the repair or replacement of expensive equipment. In these days of dwindling maintenance budgets and closer scrutiny of operating costs and procedures, you can show a real savings through preventive control of corrosion.

What is Corrosion?

Corrosion is a natural process which converts most metals by either a chemical or electrochemical reaction into a stable metallic compound such as an oxide, hydroxide, or sulfate. The rate at which metals corrode depends greatly on the environment they are exposed to and the amount of preventive maintenance they receive. Metals that are exposed to marine atmospheres, moisture, and tropical temperatures have the highest rate of corrosion.
Once Corrosion Block has penetrated into the corrosion cell, it displaces and/or emulsifies and encapsulates any moisture present in the cell and brings it to the surface where it evaporates.
When moisture is present for prolonged periods of time, corrosion cells are formed on the metal surface. This is a typical corrosion cell in cross-section. These corrosion cells act as miniature batteries, feeding the transfer of ions as long as oxygen-providing moisture is present. If you remove the water from a battery it cannot function. Likewise, if you remove the moisture from the corrosion cell, the corrosion process will stop. Most anti-corrosion products on the market today use compounds containing wax, resin, tar, or teflon-based material to seal the surface of the metal. While these films seal the surface against further moisture, they can't separate the moisture that already exists on and below the surface. They may actually seal the moisture in, allowing it to continue acting as a medium for corrosion The fact that they have sealed the metal against contact with the atmosphere, does not stop the corrosion process.
Corrosion Block then fills the cell, creating a 40 KV dielectric barrier to prevent further moisture contact with the base metal for up to 18 months.
Applying Corrosion Block is easy. Simply spray it on the area to be protected until it appears to be shiny. You don't need to saturate the entire surface as you do with some other products. Corrosion Block has a strong capillary action and will spread into the smallest crevices, leaving an ultra-thin film.
Corrosion Block