Services from A to Z

VCI corrosion protection is the final link in a process chain. However, the earlier production and cleaning activities may have a significant influence on the surface condition of metal parts. To create the necessary conditions for really effective corrosion protection EXCOR offers the following expert services:

  • Customer-specific assessment of the production processes and the media used for the purpose
  • Analysis of the surfaces of the parts to be protected
  • Tracking the causes of corrosion-inducing surface residues
  • Analysis of all media and cleaners used
  • Advice on how to avoid corrosion-inducing residues
  • Development of packaging meeting customer requirements
  • Testing the packaging via climatic simulations
  • Application training (on your premises, at seminars or in EXCOR workshops).

Analysis: actively combatting risk

Soiling and residue on metal goods may render any corrosion protection ineffective, and may itself have a corrosive effect. Incorrectly applied, even VCI corrosion protection reaches its limits,  making professional analysis of the precise nature of the residue all the more important.  Whether it is fluid, aqueous-organic, purely organic or takes the form of solid deposits on the metal surfaces,  EXCOR identifies, analyses and evaluates all residues present using high-tech trace analysis techniques, actively combatting corrosion risks in the interests of our customers.

When conducting these investigations EXCOR's in-house laboratory can draw on the following equipment and techniques:

  • Pyrolysis gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS)
  • High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
  • Ion chromatography (IC)
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS)
corrosion analysis with a microscope in the laboratory of the EXCOR® Korrosionsforschung Dresden