Each year, the effects of corrosion take a staggering toll on the global economy – the equivalent of 3.4% of global GDP.
In addition to economic costs, the destructive forces of corrosion can lead to serious compromises in the safety, performance of lifespan of machines, installations, and infrastructure.
Corrosion engineers can provide guidance on materials, coatings, and strategies to mitigate corrosive processes. In doing so, they must assess a variety of factors, including environmental conditions, application requirements, estimated product/system lifetime, and available mitigation methods.
Fasteners, often the least expensive component in a system’s design, deserve particular attention in the fight against corrosion. The proper selection of materials, coatings, and platings can help ensure desired fastener performance over the life of the installation.
All-Pro Fasteners is offering a free download of a new white paper, “Fastener Corrosion: Avoiding
Problems in Advance.” The white paper discusses the leading causes of corrosion, various types of
corrosion, and strategies for minimizing or avoiding corrosion through the selection of fastener
materials, designs, and coatings.
“This is the first white paper in our new Fastener Facts series, which we are developing to help customers, engineers, project managers and purchasers involved in the fastener specification process,” according to Todd Grzych, director of Marketing and Communications of All-Pro Fasteners.
“Throughout the series, we will explore topics related to the specification, use, and purchase of fastener products,” Grzych adds.