Cortec Corporation is working hard to ease the pain and simplify decision-making with a practical layup guide that helps the shipping industry hope for the best while preparing for the worst.
Cortec’s guide to “Long-Term Storage of Ships” draws upon the advantages of VpCI Technologies to provide techniques that are user friendly, effective, and minimise the time and labor needed to return vessels back to service when the crisis ends.
Cortec’s Vapour phase Corrosion Inhibitors offer a distinct advantage in this preservation plan by their ability to vapourise and form a molecular protective layer on all metal surfaces within a void space.
The molecular layer serves as a barrier to oxygen and electrolytes and breaks the corrosion cycle, providing uniform corrosion protection inside rudders (VpCI ® -609/VpCI ® 308), boilers (Boiler Lizard ® ), and electrical/electronic control cabinets (VpCI ® -101/105/111 Emitters).
Incorporated into oil and fuel additives, this technology can be applied to gearboxes (M-531) and fuel tanks (VpCI ® -707) to provide corrosion protection both above and below the surface of the fluids.
Vapour phase Corrosion Inhibitors can even be used to protect against insidious CUI (corrosion under insulation) by injecting VpCI ® -658 into insulation. -- Tradearabia News Service