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Corrosion Protection

Corrosion occurs when a metal gradually deteriorates as a result of a
reaction between the material and its environment (e.g. water or
oxygen). Rust is perhaps the best-known example, and can affect the look
and functionality of equipment. Corrosion Protection often impacts on the strength
and movement of the metal and can result in a hefty bill to fix or
replace the object. In fact, Australia faces an annual cost of billions
of dollars because of corrosion, due largely to the fact that most of
our cities are in coastal areas - salt water rapidly accelerates
corrosion.

So we know it is important to do what we can to avoid corrosion, but
is corrosion protection safe? Many corrosion protection products produce
highly toxic, carcinogenic compounds that offer protection at the cost
of our health and the environment. It is a good idea to find a company
that is committed to customer safety and offers a range of corrosion
protection options.

During Cathodic Protection, another metal is applied to the original
equipment surface to react with air and water - instead of the metal
beneath it getting damaged. Prevention is always better than cure, so
Cold Galvanizing products are available to provide long term protection
of steel. Cold Galvanizing - a form of Cathodic Protection - is a
corrosion protection process that helps protect steel from rusting by
applying a layer of zinc rich paint. Rather than water and oxygen
impacting on the metal, the reaction occurs with the zinc, and the metal
remains intact. Cathodic Protection can assist in the prevention of
stress corrosion cracking.

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