Among these advantages is the prevention and control of
corrosion to help ensure surfaces are protected from caustic
and harmful substances, including water and rust.
Corrosion is one of the most negative influences on equipment. It can be produced by moisture, certain substances and
through oxidation. Insufficient corrosion control will lead to
the degradation of the most important attributes of machinery,
including the strength of its surfaces and overall appearance.
Left unchecked, corrosion can create pitted, irregular surfaces
and cause subsequent breakdown and downtime of equipment.
Long- and short-term corrosion control can be achieved
through a variety of tactics and methods, including using
lubrication as a boundary to shield and protect the surface
of machinery and preserve its integrity over time. The right
oil, grease or aerosol will help mitigate oxidation and rust in
many types of key equipment, including reducers, motors,
compressors, bearings and hydraulic power units.
A chain will fail or perform improperly if excessive carbon
and deposits are allowed to develop and build over time.