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Soluble Corrosion Inhibitor (SCI)

Last updated: June 1, 2018

What Does Soluble Corrosion Inhibitor (SCI) Mean?

A soluble corrosion inhibitor is a chemical substance capable of dissolving in water, which is applied to a metallic surface to prevent or reduce the rate of corrosion on the surface.


Corrosionpedia Explains Soluble Corrosion Inhibitor (SCI)

Soluble corrosion inhibitors prevent corrosion because they create a passivation layer when interacting with metallic surfaces. This layer acts as a protective film that coats the surface, eliminating corrosion-causing conditions in the immediate area.


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