January 7, 2020
Any industry involved in cleaning metal can benefit by stocking up on Cortec® VpCI® cleaners, which protect against flash rust during and after cleaning. One major construction engineering company has started doing so to clean VpCI®-391 removable coating off piping coming from China. VpCI®-414 or VpCI®-418 LM are used to easily remove the temporary coating and protect against flash corrosion before further assembly at two sites in California.
Some industries do not have such good corrosion protection during shipping and storage and unfortunately end up sandblasting to remove rust from metal assets. In this case, they can still benefit from using VpCI® cleaners to wash the metal surfaces after sandblasting. This protects against the high risk of flash corrosion on freshly cleaned metal, giving workers more flexibility and time before they have to move to the next stage of the project.
In addition to these practical benefits, Cortec® VpCI® cleaners also have important user and environmental advantages. Most Cortec® cleaners (e.g., VpCI®-411, VpCI®-414, and VpCI®-416) do not contain any California Prop 65 components—a very stringent standard for identifying potentially dangerous ingredients. VpCI® cleaners typically have a very low environmental impact and often can be disposed of in non-hazardous waste streams (users should always verify local regulations).
With these benefits in mind, it may be time to follow the example of this California engineering project and stock up on VpCI® cleaners to protect and clean metal surfaces in the year ahead.
Contact Cortec® today to decide which cleaner is best for your project! https://www.cortecvci.com/contact-us/
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