Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors (sometimes referred to as vapor corrosion inhibitors) provide excellent protection for metal surfaces, such as large commercial engines, and can prevent corrosion for many years.
Using Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors to Protect Large Commercial Engines
Using Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors to Protect Large Commercial EnginesCorrosion is a plight faced by everyone who works with metals. Its impact on the US economyhas been documented at about 4% of the gross national product. It has also been estimated thatabout one third of the corrosion damage could be avoided.Such was the challenge in the case of large commercial engines. Large commercial engines werebeing stored outside, wrapped with stretch film. The engines developed corrosion and had to becompletely overhauled.The resulting solution needed to be a combination of custom fitting, strong, and durablematerials combined with Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors (VCIs). Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors(sometimes referred to as vapor corrosion inhibitors) provide excellent protection for metalsurfaces and can prevent corrosion for many years. VCIs are chemicals used directly on theproduct that needs to be protected.A custom made barrier bag was designed to fit over the engine but also fit inside the cradleholding the engine. The corrosion was totally eliminated, resulting in an annual savings in laborcosts alone of $250,000.About Protective PackagingProtective Packaging specializes in protecting products, equipment, and machinery fromcorrosion, electrostatic discharge, contaminants, ultraviolet rays and dust during shipping andstorage. Our corrosion protection products and services consist of: anti-static and static shieldingbags, flexible packaging materials, moisture barrier bags, military packaging (Mil-Spec)materials, corrosion inhibitors, desiccants, humidity indicator devices, on-site packaging,packaging consulting, and custom-made packaging.