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Coastal HVAC Corrosion Protection Coating

Coil corrosion is a major problem in the HVAC industry, and it is one that can require some expensive repairs. Coil corrosion can lead to decreased efficiency and eventual equipment failure, which may warrant an entire system replacement. Corrosion could occur within weeks of installing your new HVAC system or it may take several years to present itself, but the right corrosion protection coating can prevent the problem.

What Causes Corrosion?

Many coastal residents do not realize that their HVAC systems are at risk of corrosion. Unfortunately, ocean salt and other pollutants can wear down the coils of a unit. There are two main types of corrosion that may pose a problem:

  • Pitting. Corrosion caused by the exposure of coil to chloride or fluoride. This type tends to move quickly and will create holes that lead to refrigerant leaks from the coils.
  • Formicary corrosion. Corrosion caused by exposure to acids, such as those found in cleaning solvents, adhesives, paint, insulation, and other materials. This type of corrosion is more subtle and will take longer before discovery.

How Can You Protect Your System?

Modine CIS produces two kinds of coating to protect the coils within heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration units. ElectroFin® E-Coat is the premiere brand in the HVAC&R industry and offers the highest level of corrosion protection available from an electro coating provider.

Insitu® Spray Applied Coating provides your HVAC&R equipment with the ultimate in corrosion protection. Mechanical Engineers that are specifying a protective coating system for their equipment always have the opportunity to specify both ElectroFin® E-Coat and Insitu® Spray Applied Coating. Using both of these products in tandem puts your equipment on the ultimate protection path and guarantees you the very best in corrosion protection.