How does it work?
To understand how vci rust protection works, we start by looking at the definition of corrosion inhibitor.
The definition of a corrosion inhibitor according to (NACE) National Association of Corrosion Engineers is a substance that counteracts corrosion when added to the environment in small concentrations. A corrosion inhibitor works according to one or more of the following functions:
- By adsorption as a thin film on the surface of the corroding material
- By inducing a thick corrosion surface
- By creating a passive surface on the metal surface
- By changing the environment or by producing precipitates, remove or disable aggressive media.
Unlike protective coatings and desiccants, the VCI rust prevention method provides both active and passive protection. The chemical corrosion process is immediately affected by vapor phase and contact phase inhibitors.
VpCI® means vapor phase inhibitor and is a registered trademark of Cortec® Corporation to make it clear that Cortec®VCI has a true vapor phase protection and not just a contact protection that most VCI products have.
Cortec VCI corrosion protection (VpCI®) is a cost-effective method that provides a multi-metal protection (protection for ferrous and non-ferrous metals in one and the same product).