How Hilti helps you to reduce corrosion risk in buildings
Corrosion resistant design for support and fastening systems
Corrosion matters. It can make structures unsafe and unstable. It can also lead to components and whole installations needing to be replaced. All of which can be costly in money, time and with a risk of real injury. So what can you do?
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CORROSION PROTECTION
Where are you building? That’s the key question for corrosion protection. What environment, what climate are you working in, and what material are you fastening into?
Corrosion takes different forms in different environments. So for your own build, you need to consider these factors which can increase the risk of corrosion, among others:
Humidity needs to be present for any atmospheric reaction.
The higher the temperature, the higher the rate of corrosion will be.
This can be air containing salt near a coast, or salt from de-icing salt in the winter.
- Industrial pollution
High levels of sulfur dioxide speed up corrosive reactions.
- Galvanic (contact) corrosion
Caused by two dissimilar materials coming into contact with moisture present.
Some environments, such as indoor swimming pools, tunnels or chemical plants will need special consideration.