A Case for Protective Covers in the Military

August 22, 2017 / in Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers / by Jeff Vold

As one who served in the military for 30 years in a very maintenance intensive field (Artillery), and as someone who has also been involved in providing protective cover solutions for the military for over a decade, it was very gratifying to review the U.S. Army’s comprehensive business case analysis on the use of equipment covers for Army ground systems.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers

ArmorDillo: Tested for Superior Peel Strength

The readiness of military assets is fundamental to protecting the US homeland and its interests abroad. The vehicles and equipment that form America’s defense arsenal include military ground vehicles, weapon systems and devices on naval ships and airfields. These expensive and critical investments that may be called up at a moment’s notice face a barrage of daily threats; corrosion, mold, mildew, UV radiation, water intrusion, and wind damage are just some of the natural forces that can compromise the reliability and integrity of defense assets.[1] That’s why branches of the US Armed Services, in particular the Navy, count on Transhield’s heavy duty fabric to protect the machines that protect America.

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Topics: Protective Covers

We Protect the Naval Assets That Protect America

February 06, 2017 / in Protective Covers / by Mindy McIntire

The US Navy invests heavily in vehicles, machines, and weapon systems to defend America’s interests both at home and around the world. The high-tech equipment and ordnances onboard today’s naval fleets are full of next-generation technology to give service members an edge in combating dangers. But all that advanced intelligence and scientific engineering can easily succumb to the oldest forces on Earth—the elements. 

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Topics: Protective Covers

Part Two: Transhield Equipment Covers Deliver Vital Equipment Protection for Wind Turbine Transportation

January 17, 2017 / in Protective Covers, Wind Energy / by Mindy McIntire

In part one of our two-part series on the wind energy sector, we looked at the logistical challenges associated with the increasingly large equipment required to build wind turbines.  With wind energy providing nearly two percent of U.S. energy consumption and growing rapidly, efficiently transporting and protecting wind turbine equipment is essential for industry expansion.

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Topics: Protective Covers, Wind Energy

Protecting Your Investment

November 02, 2016 / in VCI Technology, Protective Covers / by Mindy McIntire

One of the biggest challenges in storage and transportation is protecting your equipment from damage by the elements. Whether you’re hauling a load of new vehicles or keeping your generator dry and running, you need an effective cover to protect your property. One of the most popular solutions is shrink wrap. While shrink wrap certainly has its place in the market and is useful for one-time applications, some manufacturers need a different option.

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Topics: VCI Technology, Protective Covers

Good Stewardship for Equipment Protection

My grandfather had an amazing set of hand tools in his basement workshop. Many of them were over 50 years old but still looked and operated as good as new. Each tool in his arsenal looked brand new as if it was recently purchased. His tools have lasted throughout the years because he took excellent care of them. It proves that when one puts the effort into taking care of something they value, the natural consequence is an increased lifecycle along with a sense of pride in ownership.

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Topics: Protective Covers

Salt or Brine? What is eating my car?

February 09, 2016 / in Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers / by Tim Chavez

Winter has been especially brutal in many states this year.

Ice, snow, and rain combine to produce hazardous winter road conditions. As a Southern California native winter road hazards consist of little more than wet surfaces with the occasional black ice in the coldest of areas.

On a recent excursion to the upper Midwest, I had my first encounter with these winter road conditions. Traveling through Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois, I encountered a mixture of snowy and icy roads covered with salt or some other concoctions spread on the black surfaces of the highway in what must be an effort to temper the treacherous conditions that wreak havoc on motorists.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers

How does Transhield VCI Technology Work?

One of the main ingredients in Transhield’s anti-corrosion protective covers are vapor corrosion inhibitors, or as we like to call them, VCIs. Transhield’s patented VCI technology is a key component for reducing corrosion by up to 85 - 95% as compared to a standard tarp made out of vinyl or canvas. But what exactly are VCIs and how do they work? The short answer is that it’s a combination of physics and chemistry.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, VCI Technology, Protective Covers

 

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Transhield is the maker of custom protective coverings for the industrial, marine, military, automotive, and wind energy markets. Our corporate offices are located in Elkhart, Indiana where we design and render custom covers as well as engineer and test new fabric formulas in our state-of-the-art laboratory.

 

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