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Corrosion prevention

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by RF Lighting, 8 Feb 2011.

  1. RF Lighting

    RF Lighting

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    Got a few bits of switchgear at work which are just starting to show a few little signs of corrosion, and was wondering if there's anything I can do to prevent it before it gets too bad?

    I've attatched a couple of photos so you can see what I mean.


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    Galv tray / strut? Not a problem
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    Not even the pipework escaped
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    :eek: :eek:
     
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  3. OilLecky

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    Box it all in with a stud wall and then paint the wall a nice colour. That should do it RF!
     
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    A light wipe over with WD40 should do the trick :LOL:
     
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    That pipeworks an amazing colour :eek:

    How about a 5 litre tin of hammerite :LOL:
     
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  7. RF Lighting

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    That's only the tip of the iceberg. The whole building is like that. We had to replace a fuseboard today after it decided it had had enough of this life.

    We've put the new DB inside a sacrificial rittal cabinet.

    The green pipe and the dissolving exel switches are in the hydrochloric acid tank room
     
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    Doesn't look like that isolator works any more.


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    I note that the CI switchfuse is standing up to it better than the steel ones.

    They don't make 'em like they used to...
     
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    What is the external influence that is causing the corrosion dude? It looks a "bit" salty?
     
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    Sorry RF, which parts are you suggesting have a problem?
    It all looks ok from my house :)
     
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    It's the DOL in the second pic, I think the stop button has discoloured slightly.
     
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    Here's a few more from today

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    Is that all still in use ?
     
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    The majority of it is. The bits in the last picture I have just posted were live until last week when I disconnected them.
     
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