Anti-Seize Compounds Make Future Disassembly Easier
If your company builds or repairs petroleum powered equipment, marine machinery or units exposed to high heat, anti-seize compounds help to reduce rust and corrosion so that future repairs are easier. Using these compounds reduces the number of frozen connections and broken bolts that occur when your repair team must fix the devices in the future. Eliminating these troublesome situations reduces the time your team spends making on repairs, giving you savings you can pass on to customers.
The Problem of a Frozen Bolt
Manufacturers often use metal bolts to connect assemblies in machines. While they offer unmatched strength, they are subject to corrosion. High heat, saltwater and environmental conditions can speed the corrosion process, so when it is time for repairs, bolts become difficult to remove. If a member of your repair team places too much pressure on the bolt, it can break. If he is dealing with a stud that is pressed into a part, he must drill the stud and replace it. With foresight, applying anti-seize compounds during assembly could prevent this problem.
Choose an Appropriate Anti-Seize Product
The correct anti-seize product for your company depends on the environmental factors affecting the units they repair. If your team works on boats, a marine-grade anti-seize compound resists corrosion from both freshwater and saltwater. The product is water resistant, so it does not wash away from the connection, even with constant water exposure. If team members work with gasoline engines, use a heat-resistant compound that does not evaporate from the heat the internal combustion engine produces as it operates. When the customer returns the equipment for repairs, the compound allows you to more easily complete the job in your shop.