Tips for Creating a Rust Removal Station
It is fairly safe to say that every industrial facility has at least a few rusty parts – whether they be a handful of nuts and bolts that have corroded over time or an entire warehouse inventory of valves, gears, and other spares that have never been properly preserved. Rather than letting these parts go to scrap, a powerful – yet simple – solution is to restore parts by setting up a rust removal station with Cortec® VpCI®-422, a USDA Certified Biobased Product.
Cortec® shares tips on why and how that can be done.
Reasons for Rust Removal
Purposes for rust removal include everything from touching up the occasional rusty part that maintenance teams encounter around the plant, to reclaiming the full value of inventory that has been sitting in poor storage conditions at a facility. In each case, the underlying goal is to preserve the value of the component and extend its service life by restoring it to usable condition.
Choosing Rust Removal Equipment and Location
For example, a one-time job to clean up a handful of rusty parts around the facility may only mean that maintenance needs three dishpans and a mesh steamer basket to dip and remove very small items such as nuts and bolts. Another option for sporadic rust removal is to place the rust removal solutions in portable self-contained units that can be moved from one part of the plant to another without spilling concerns. If rust removal is a recurring activity, workers may want to install permanent tubs in a designated area. In some cases, tubs will need to be large enough to hold a giant gear or valve, and cranes may be needed to raise and lower the part. If desired, bubblers and heaters can be added to speed up the rust removal action of VpCI®-422.
Identifying the Stages of Rust Removal
How to Remove Rust
Ready, Set, Remove Rust!
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