Fogged Metal

Published: | Updated: July 13, 2017

Definition - What does Fogged Metal mean?

Fogged metal can be any metal or part that has been fogged for the purpose of preservation. Fogging of metal is a technique similar to spraying and is widely used to protect hard-to-reach spaces or areas. Compared to typical industrial application, fogging is a very effective technique to inhibit corrosion.

Corrosionpedia explains Fogged Metal

In fogged metal, products convert the metal’s surface into a protective barrier. Numerous types of primers associated with paints produce a virtually run-proof coating or protective barrier. Many anti-corrosion products are designed to cause fogged metal.

Fogged metal is most often used in preventing corrosion on aluminum structures. Once corrosion has occurred, all corrosion must be removed and protection re-applied. If the damage is too severe, the affected structural elements must be replaced.

Fogged metal is used in applications such as:

  • Boilers, piping, tanks
  • Unpainted metal
  • Metal processing
  • Used as a final rinse
  • Industrial equipment
  • Engine preservation in vehicles, marine or any machinery
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