Whether 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.
Step 1. Analyze
As with all engineering, the first step is understanding and quantifying the corrosion risk:
Step 2. Material SolutionsMany companies have used a standard set of materials and coatings in their designs for many years.
Step 3. Compliance
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
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
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
The 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