Since its formation under the 1970 OSH Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) agency has had one primary mission: to assure safe and healthy working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. As such, by law, private sector, state and local government, and federal government agency employers must provide their workers with a workplace that is free of known hazards, find and correct safety and health problems, and follow all OSH Act safety and health standards. However, until a few years ago, OSHA lacked data for where and how the most severe injuries were occurring, limiting how effectively the agency could respond.
A corrosion inhibitor is a chemical substance or combination thereof, which prevents or significantly reduces corrosion without reacting with the environment . A corrosion inhibitor provides protection via three fundamental mechanisms ; and they either:
Protecting your equipment from outdoor elements is crucial during transportation and storage. Corrosion, moisture, UV rays, dust, road grime, rodents, and scratching are all hazards while in transport or storage. Although most equipment seemingly has a tough, impenetrable outer surface, leaving it unprotected will cause damage over an extended period. In this post, we will introduce some protection options available to help stop equipment degradation before it starts. Every piece of equipment is different, so be sure to fully understand your asset’s vulnerabilities before deciding which option is best.
The U.S. Army (Active, National Guard and Reserve) experiences reduced readiness rates and increased
corrective maintenance actions - as much as four times higher in areas of high temperature, high humidity and high salinity. In order to objectively quantify the problem, the Army Corrosion Control and Prevention Executive directed preparation of a Business Case Analysis (BCA).
What is water vapor transmission rate?
Water vapor transmission rate (WVTR), or moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR), is the rate at which water molecules permeate through a barrier substance.
Where is Water Vapor Transmission used?
Topics: Breathable Cover
In 2013, at the request of the Florida National Guard, a Satellite Transportable Terminal (STT) was protected by a Transhield XT advanced protective cover with Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) at a Florida National Guard base in Jacksonville, FL. Paired coupons were employed inside and outside the cover to assess the level of protection provided to the asset. Some stand-alone coupons were also employed.
Topics: Case Study
The heat tool you use for your production facility or personal project can seem like a commodity item. The market is crowded with hundreds of heat guns and torch tools that claim to be the best. This can make picking the right tool for your specific application seem more complicated than it needs to be.
A Business Case: Protective Covers and HVAC Equipment
Protecting HVAC equipment from the elements is a challenge, particularly when it comes to transporting big-ticket equipment and ensuring it arrives in perfect condition. Customers pay a high price for these units and expect them to arrive in pristine, factory-fresh condition. However, while in storage or in transit, there are a number of elements that will cause damage to HVAC systems, including corrosion, moisture, sun, snow, dust, road grime, rodents, and scratching.
Topics: Protective Covers
From one extreme to another, Transhield XT Covers are made to withstand intense environments to keep your equipment protected. Our custom fit XT covers have a high moisture removal rate with a smooth exterior to shed water and snow. The soft interior makes installation easy and contains patented VCI technology that disrupts the electro-chemical reaction that causes corrosion. By emitting VCI in vapor form and bonding to the equipment’s metal surface, our XT covers are able to reduce corrosion by 85-95%. Proudly made in the U.S.A., all XT covers excel in day to day on/off use. Heavy-duty. Anti-corrosion. Custom-fit. Transhield provides ultimate equipment protection.