Anti Rust Treatment for Steel Guide

What is anti rust treatment for steel?

Steel, like many other metals is prone to rust and corrosion. A anti rust treatment for steel offer excellent protection against this.  Anti rust treatment for steel protects steel components against degradation due to moisture, salt spray, oxidation or exposure to a variety of environmental or industrial chemicals. The treatment also acts as a barrier to inhibit the contact between chemical compounds or corrosive materials. It is often used in and on:

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Steel structures

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Windmills and offshore areas

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Ships and boatyards

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Factories, food processing plants and chemical plants

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Is alloy (stainless steel) rust proof?

Stainless steel also known as “inox steel” does not stain, corrode, or rust as easily as ordinary steel. However, it is not fully rust-proof in low-oxygen, high-salinity, or poor air-circulation environments. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment the alloy must endure:

c1 very low: for example offices, shops, schools and hotels
c2 low: depots, sports halls and rural areas
c3 medium: food-processing plants, laundries, breweries and dairies
c4 high: chemical plants, swimming pools, coastal, ship and boatyards
c5-industrial very high: Industrial buildings or areas with almost permanent condensation and high pollution
c5- marine very high : Marine  buildings or areas with almost permanent condensation and high pollution

Anti rust treatment for steel car parts

Some cars have been made from aluminum, which may be more corrosion resistant than steel, when exposed to water but not salt or certain other chemicals. And in Canadian winters there is plenty of road salt spread on the roads.

For most people, a car is big purchase so it’s worth maintaining to ensure reliability, appearance and performance during your years of ownership. The average Canadian owns a passenger vehicle for 5-6 years so unless you intend to drive a car until it’s time for the scrap yard, you need to consider its resale value. The greatest factor contributing to resale value is appearance so any sign of rust will have a negative impact.

The best way to protect your car against road salt that causes rust is to have the body oiled annually with an anti corrosion coating spray. There are automotive shops like Rust Check and Krown who specialize in rust proofing.

It typically costs between $100 and $150 per year to get an oil based rust prevention product applied.

Industrial anti rust treatment for steel

Industrial rust proofing refers to coatings that are applied on objects/surfaces during production phase (prefab). Both liquid anti rust treatments and powder coatings suit industrial applications on steel and steel structures. Application methods for the industrial coatings on steel:

  • Low pressure spray
  • Airless spray
  • Electrostatic coating (also called powder coating)
  • Robot operated treatment techniques
  • Curtain coating
  • Dip coating

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