If you produce or work with fluids or metals of any kind, then you might already be using corrosion inhibitors. If you don’t, then here’s why you might need to use corrosion inhibitors.
1. Vehicle fluids are designed to help parts of the engine and other important aspects to work together. Brake fluids, water for the radiator, screenwash and other important fluids and additives won’t be any good if they cause the metals they touch to corrode.
2. Lubrication for metal vehicle parts is essential, and gearbox oil, engine oil, and even Rust Inhibitor penetrating fluid to stop doors squeaking or to free up seized bolts, need to work properly without making the metal rust.
3. The production of fuels will mean that there is a need for the fuel to be kept in storage tanks at the refinery, delivered to forecourts and then pumped into vehicles. Without corrosion inhibitors, there would be a real risk of rust, and the metal parts would need to be replaced much more often, at great expense and inconvenience.
4. Domestic lubricants such as bike chain oil, or for dealing with stiff scissors, or for keeping garden tools in full working order, will need to be treated against corrosion so that they don’t damage the metal they are protecting. Are your lubricants prolonging the life of products?
5. Storage tanks for water or fuel, or any other products will need to be treated, so that they don’t rust and affect whatever is being kept in the storage tank.
6. Metal pipes that carry water, or other fluids, can be treated so that they are not damaged by whatever is flowing through the pipes. Without the right sort of corrosion protection, the pipes would start to rust, and so would need replacing. Whilst repairing or replacing domestic or commercial pipes might not be too much of an inconvenience or expense, pipes located in remote areas, or underwater could be much harder to replace.
7. If you’re in the construction industry, then you’ll know that a lot of metal is used, and whether it’s exposed to the elements or not, you can reduce the risk of it rusting, by using anti corrosion treatments.
8. Water systems need to be treated with corrosion inhibitors, so that the pipes don’t rust, and that there is no chance of the pipes contaminating drinking water.
9. Paints also need to treated, so that they can be used on metals, and so that the paint tin doesn’t corrode either. From vehicle paints, to paints used for road bridges, street signs, and in the home, without being treated, they could cause serious damage to metals.
10. Heating systems need to be treated against corroding pipes, so that there is no chance of any bits of the pipe rusting, and causing the boiler or radiators to become blocked, or to stop the heating working properly.
Now you know more about them, perhaps it’s time for you to use corrosion inhibitors with your products.