CORROSION PROTECTION IN HVAC
Corrosion is the natural breakdown of metals to their less active more neutral state. It is accelerated by Water, Oxygen, Acids and Alkaline environments. It is important to note this process is:
The most common type of corrosion in the HVAC industry is galvanic corrosion. Corrosion that attacks copper and has become a significant problem in the HVAC industry is called formicary corrosion.
Which ever type of corrosion is affecting the HVAC coil will lead to increase energy usage and increase maintenance costs.
Protecting the surfaces of heat exchange coils with a coating can lead to a significant improvement in the longevity of the unit and reduce both energy usage and maintenance costs.
OzKem Pty Ltd has developed two unique water based technologies for the protection of HVAC coils depending on the environment and application.
- ECRA-SHM is full dip immersion of the coil in a large tank which allows all coil surfaces to be covered and protected. This is recommended for brand new coils and replacement coils and gives the best long term protection against all types of corrosive attack. OzKem Pty Ltd has developed ECRA-SHM, which is a water based self etching epoxy resin that is supplies to large OEM manufactures for dip and flood applications.
- ECRA-DTM is an air assisted spray applications give good protection against neutral environments like seaside. The application is perfect for the restoration of coils already installed in the field and for coils that are being installed in commercial applications away from heavy industry. OzKem Pty Ltd has developed ECRA-DTM (direct to metal) water based hybrid acrylic.
OzKem develops and supplies world leading technology for the protection and maintenance of heat exchange coils. Our coatings deliver long term corrosion protection and stop biofouling which together deliver long term energy efficiency.