Anti-condensation Protection

Published: | Updated: May 16, 2019;

Definition - What does Anti-condensation Protection mean?

Anti-condensation protection is a passive corrosion protection method for metallic surfaces that are prone to the formation of water droplets. The metallic surface is covered with a protective coating that isolates the surface from aggressive corrosion media such as moisture, salts, acids, etc. The anti-condensation preventive coating absorbs all the condensation water and prevents it from dripping.

Corrosionpedia explains Anti-condensation Protection

Condensation generally happens in industrial machinery where there is a temperature difference between two sides of a surface, resulting in one surface having a temperature lower than the dew point. Condensation can cause workplace accidents.

To avoid such situations, machinery is coated with anti-condensation protective coatings that act as a thermal barrier and does not allow the temperature to drop below the dew point.

Some of the types of anti-condensation protective coatings that can be applied:

  • Solvent-based anticorrosion agents
  • Water-based anticorrosion agents
  • Corrosion-protective oils without solvent
  • Dipping waxes
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