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Pitting Corrosion An In-Depth Analysis

Pitting Corrosion: An In-Depth Analysis

What is Pitting Corrosion? Pitting corrosion is a specific type of corrosion that creates cavities or “holes” within a material. It is more perilous than uniform corrosion because it’s challenging to detect, predict, and safeguard against. Corrosion products frequently conceal these pits, and even a small, narrow pit with minimal metal loss can trigger failure in an entire engineering system. Pitting corrosion, a common factor in various localised corrosion attacks, can manifest in diverse shapes. These pits may appear open

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an in depth analysis of galvanic or bimetallic corrosion

Galvanic Corrosion: An In-Depth Analysis

What is Galvanic Corrosion? Galvanic corrosion, a relentless adversary in the world of materials and engineering, emerges as a formidable challenge when the wrong choice of metals collides. Many would find it appropriate to secure aluminium components in place with copper alloy bolts. But as is evident in the image above a white area surrounding the central copper alloy bolt appears on the adjacent aluminium. In addition, steel bolts, when improperly matched with bronze plaques, also succumb to galvanic corrosion,

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aircraft corrosion 11 areas prone to corrosion

Aircraft Corrosion: 11 Areas Prone to Corrosion

In a previous article, we elaborated on the 11 distinct types of corrosion. If you’ve gone through that piece, you should now be able to differentiate between these forms. However, a question that may linger in your mind is, “Within a large apparatus like an aeroplane, where is corrosion most likely to manifest?” To address this query, this article will explore the top 10 regions susceptible to corrosion. These specific areas prone to aircraft corrosion require more frequent cleaning, inspection,

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Types of Aircraft Corrosion

Types of Corrosion in Aircraft: Aviation MRO

Corrosion poses a significant threat to the integrity and safety of metal structures, particularly in critical applications like aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). Understanding corrosion forms is essential for MRO professionals, as it enables them to implement adequate preventive measures and inspection protocols, ensuring the longevity, safety, and reliability of aircraft components, where various types of corrosion in aircraft can be a significant threat to the integrity and safety of metal structures. This article explores the various manifestations of

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choosing the ideal aviation degreaser 7 key factors

Choosing the Ideal Aviation MRO Degreaser: 7 Key Factors

Selecting new cleaning agents for application in aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (Aviation MRO) establishments involves significant hazards due to the potential repercussions of an unwise selection. Such a choice could lead to substantial and costly consequences, affecting aircraft operability and safety over the long term, as well as posing risks to human health and the environment. Regulatory fines could also be imposed in cases of non-compliance. Once these challenges have been addressed, should the selected product prove ineffective in

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grease lubricant additives and greasing methods

Grease 101 PART 3: Grease Lubricant Additives and Greasing Methods

Welcome to the third instalment of Grease 101. In PART 1 of the series, we provided an overview of grease lubricants, covering aspects like base penetrability, NLGI grade classification, grease drop-point, and dmN factor measurement. In PART 2, we explored lubricating oil and thickeners, elucidating their types and inter-compatibility. This third and final part of the series is dedicated to additives, the third grease lubricant component. We’ll delve into their various types, assess advantages and constraints, and conclude with a

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grease 101 grease lubricant oils and thickeners

Grease 101 PART 2: Grease Lubricant Oils and Thickeners

In the previous article, we gave a general description of grease lubricants, including its base penetrability and how it is measured, classification according to NLGI grade, grease drop-point, dmN factor, and more. We also mentioned that grease has three components: lubricants, thickeners, and additives. In this article, we will be going through the first two components of grease lubricant and the different factors to consider within each component.  Also read: Grease 101 PART 1: Understanding the Basics of Grease LubricantTypes

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grease 101 understanding the basics of grease definition and composition

Grease 101 PART 1: Understanding The Basics of Grease Lubricant

Greases have widespread applications in diverse industries and are ideal for machines operating irregularly or where frequent oil changes are impractical. Nevertheless, the many grease  variants available can make selecting the appropriate one challenging. When choosing a grease lubricant, several crucial factors merit consideration, including its base penetrability, NLGI grade, lubricating oil, thickener type, and additives. Emphasising grease consistency is vital in systems that require blending multiple grease lubricant formulations. ORAPI has meticulously curated the ultimate guide to different grease

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types of lubrication boundary and hydrodynamic lubrication

Types of Lubrication: Boundary vs Hydrodynamic Lubrication

The fundamental principles of boundary and hydrodynamic lubrication are the two essential mechanisms for reducing friction and wear in mechanical systems. Proper lubrication is critical to maintaining machinery and reducing friction-related wear and tear. In this concise guide, we will explore the key differences between these two lubrication methods, delving into their distinct mechanisms, applications, and advantages. Understanding these different lubrication approaches empowers engineers to make informed decisions in selecting the right lubricant for optimal performance and durability in various

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what to do about a rusty air conditioner

What to Do About a Rusty Air Conditioner

Your air conditioner endures significant wear and tear throughout its lifespan. While modern units are designed to be highly durable and capable of withstanding harsh conditions, they still require regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance. Neglecting proper AC tune-ups and exposing your unit to high moisture levels can result in issues such as rust formation. A rusty air conditioner not only looks visually unappealing but also exhibits poor functioning. A rusty air conditioner may struggle to cool or heat your

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