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Corrosion Attacks Vehicles Inside
Ability to Combat Corrosion is Critical for Maximum Component
Losses and replacement
costs due to corrosion were an estimated $510 billion in the
United States in 2010. We all worry about corrosion to some
extent, but when it happens slowly, we tend to forget about
its devastating effects. Visitors of Duluth and Superior can
see one of the great mysteries of freshwater corrosion: the
Duluth harbor, whose pylons are corroding at an incredible
rate. Some have theorized that the fall of the Roman empire
can also be attributed to corrosion of lead-lined vessels
used to store wine. The Romans drank this wine, which resulted
in insanity caused by lead poisoning.
the chassis and body panels of equipment and vehicles, engines,
radiators, bearing surfaces, tools, grills, mowers, door hinges,
trailer hitches and so on. The type of corrosion most people
are familiar with is iron corrosion, referred to as rust.
For our purposes, we'll define corrosion as a chemical or
electrochemical reaction between a material - iron, in this
case - and its environment that causes deterioration of the
iron and its properties. What causes iron to rust? Can we
prevent it or slow it down, or do we just need to live with
the effects of rust?
Let's review a
little high school chemistry to better understand corrosion.
There are four basic requirements to create a corrosion cell:
1. A surface that
wants rust by giving up electrons: an anode (trailer hitch)
2. A way to transfer
electrons (water, with some salt to speed it up)
3. A surface that
wants to accept electrons: a cathode (a piece of the trailer
hitch or vehicle)
4. A current path
(trailer hitch and vehicle) to transfer electrical current back to the anode (the
rusting part of the trailer hitch)
and customers who are lucky enough to live on or near the
ocean know best what happens to unprotected iron surfaces
exposed to this salty environment. Rust forms quickly and
the metal surfaces soon become compromised and unsafe. Those
who live in the desert (away from salt flats) experience the effects of iron corrosion
much less, while others who live in the Midwest see the effects
of salt that is spread on roads in the winter.
In those three
examples, the common environmental factors that have the most
effect on rust formation are excess water and salt. Salt (sodium
chloride) accelerates corrosion by increasing conductivity.
Water is important because it is the medium for transfer of electrons and dissolving
salt, and it has corrosive properties also.
So how do you
prevent rust or slow down the process? We could use another
metal that does not react under the conditions, such as gold,
but it is not economically feasible. So we are stuck with steel for
building trailer hitches, and we protect the surface by creating a barrier to rust with paint, zinc coatings and by
using chemicals to deactivate the surface.
AMSOIL Metal Protector
creates a film on metal surfaces to protect against corrosion.
Without this protection, exposed metal surfaces will corrode,
pit and fail much more quickly than they would if left unprotected.
But corrosion doesn't just happen at the surface of your trailer
hitch; it is also going on right now inside your car engine,
radiator and power-steering pump. All these components are
manufactured with various metals which are susceptible to
corrosion under the right conditions. What would happen if
your motor oil failed to protect the inside of your engine
from corrosive acids produced by burning gasoline? And look
at what happens if you run straight water in your cooling
system without any coolant-system protection. Corrosion starts
at the surface and spreads quickly.
Many times, the
effects of corrosion are confused with the effects of wear
in mechanical parts, like with surface pitting. You can't
do anything about the metal used in these systems, but you
can do something about how well the critical surfaces are
protected. We all need to be concerned about the effects of
normal wear, but we also need to prevent or reduce the effects
of corrosion and corrosive wear. Since both corrosion and
wear are surface-oriented processes, the chemistry requires
a careful balance of wear protection and corrosion protection.
This is admittedly a difficult task.
complex chemistry in motor oils, antifreeze and even power-steering
fluid that works at the surface in these systems to significantly
reduce the rate of corrosion and keep vehicles operating for
as long as possible. When it comes to balancing corrosion
and wear protection, don't try this at home; trust the experts.
Published, AMSOIL Magazine 07/14.
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