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Real World Scenario
One example of the perils of chemical corrosion can be found in the diesel industry. The environmental protection agency (EPA) has mandated cleaner burning engines that emit less waste. As a result, phosphor has been added in small amounts to the gasoline in order to comply with the EPA's Tier 3 and Tier 4 emission regulations. The problem is, adding phosphor to the fuel is causing corrosion in the diesel engine parts and it is causing them to fail. The exhaust gas moisturizes into droplets of highly corrosive condensation which has been proven to eat through even the toughest exotic metals. When the DECC Company coats the diesel engine parts with a chemical corrosion resistant coating, the engine parts don't corrode and reliability increases.
Misconception: More is better
Industries are trying to solve their chemical corrosive issues in a variety of ways. Some companies are adding more metal to their parts in an effort to combat the corrosive effects of chemicals. The problem with adding more metal, especially if it is part of an engine, is that it can add bulk which can lead to a variety of issues. These include reduced gas mileage, reduced performance, and an increase in overall cost. Less is more!
Another way that companies are trying to solve corrosion problems is by replacing the material with more exotic metals. Even these exotic metals are not immune to the damaging effects of chemical corrosion. Typically they are hard to find and are more costly solutions.
Chemical Corrosion Coating Solutions
The DECC Company brings years of experience in coating services to help combat these corrosion issues.
Benefits to using a coating include:
- Reduced cost
- Lighter weight than the alternative
- Increased machine performance
- Improved fuel mileage
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A quick note about us: Through the use of corrosion protective coatings, we have successfully resolved corrosion issues that were direct causes of the acid byproducts, generated by modifications necessary for the new EPA standards, for a major diesel OEM. This success story is directly linked to the regenerative systems of Tier 3 (On Highway Engines), and now Tier 4 (Off Road) engines.
Contact us today for more information about chemical resistant coatings services.