Corrosion, Corrosion, Corrosion

Corrosion occurs from when materials (frequently metals) chemically react with their environment. It is a natural process that converts refined metals to their more stable oxide.

However, there are protection methods that can be put in place to protect your metals from corroding. The following are the classification of corrosion protection methods.

Active corrosion protection

The goal of active corrosion protection is to influence the reactions that happen when a metal corrodes. It is able to control the package contents and the corrosive agent as well as the initial reaction itself which may be able to avoid any corrosion.

Passive corrosion protection

During this method of corrosion protection, the damage is prevented through mechanical isolation of the package contents from any aggressive corrosive agents which can be done through protective layers, films or any other coatings. Sometimes, passive corrosion protection will change neither the general ability of the package contents to corrode, nor how aggressive the corrosion agent is.

Permanent corrosion protection

The main purpose of permanent corrosion protection methods is to provide protection where it is being used. The stresses presented by climatic, biotic and chemical factors will be slim in this situation. Machines will often be found in factory sheds, which are protected from extreme variations in temperature – this is often the cause of condensation.

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What is hard chrome plating?

Hard chrome plating is the term given to the electroplating process where chromium is distributed from a chromic acid solution.

Hard Chrome PlatingThere are a variety of types of hard chrome which include porous chromium, micro-porous chromium, crack free chromium and micro-cracked chromium.

The micro-cracked coatings and porous coatings must acquire a minimum thickness between 80 and 120µm in order for them to confer adequate corrosion resistance. These platings are designed to retain lubricant which is used for sliding and bearing types of applications.

Chrome plating is the solution for resisting wear and corrosion along with its tribological (low friction) characteristics.

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