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The 6-Step Process for Corrosion Resistant Design/Redesign

images_27.pngWhether you are creating a new design or updating an existing one, Corrdesa’s 6- Step approach to choosing materials and coatings helps ensure the best corrosion-resistant design that meets regulatory requirements such as REACH.  Corrdesa’s approach is formulated to maximize performance while minimizing testing and risk, time and cost.

 

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Step 1. Analyze  

As with all engineering, the first step is understanding and quantifying the corrosion risk:

Djinn Logo.JPG Corrosion Djinn™, a user-friendly tool you can use to evaluate galvanic and self-corrosion risk

Smarties.jpg  Corrosion modeling, using the latest Computer-Aided Engineering tools to identify the location and severity of corrosion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2. Material Solutions  

ASETS database.JPG  Many companies have used a standard set of materials and coatings in their designs for many years.
Today there are many more options, especially for meeting regulatory requirements to remove hexavalent chrome, cadmium, and other toxic materials – but how to make the best choice?  We combine our MATERIALS DATABASES with extensive knowledge of the materials market, and what is being used by whom.

Step 3. Compliance 

Endangered Species p1.jpg Complying with environmental regulations does not necessarily mean low performance with high cost.  But it does mean understanding what the regulations really are, what modern alternatives are available, and how they really perform.

Step 4. Robustness and risk 

Scribe corrosion.JPG   Your product leaves the factory in perfect condition – and then?  How sensitive is it to damage and degradation?  What happens when the paint gets scratched?  Rather than guess, we model the damage and quantitatively evaluate its effect.

Step 5. Testing 

NASA beach test.jpg  Test the best – Why test a dozen alternatives?  It is far cheaper, quicker and less risky to model and predict the performance, and then test only the best for validation, using test methods relevant to the end use.

Step 6. Transition 

Connector corrosion white.jpgThe first 5 steps are designed to lead to a successful production transition by ensuring that both the technology and the material meet all the technical, market, and production requirements, and can be produced in a reliable, consistent manner at the required production rate

  • How are others putting these technologies into production? 
  • Specifications and standards
  • Quality control
  • Sourcing