New technical bulletin offering guidance for addressing electrical corrosion

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Updated May 16, 2019

Phillips Industries Monday released its November/December 2018 Qwik Tech Tips on Combating Electrical Corrosion.

As a chemical reaction between metal and its surrounding environment that results in a gradual deterioration over time, Phillips Industries writes corrosion is more prevalent during the winter months.

“The environmental conditions and the contaminants the metal is exposed to determine the rate of deterioration,” the company writes. “One of the most vulnerable areas to corrosion is the electrical system and is typically where a fleet or driver will begin to notice problems with corrosion first. This is because electricity causes the copper wiring within the electrical system to heat up and expand. As it expands and contracts with the fluctuating temperature it acts as a sponge, sucking moisture and contaminants further in, accelerating the corrosion process.”

In this month’s issue, Phillips goes on to provide guidance on a simple test technicians can do to check for possible corrosion in electrical systems as well as a series of preventive maintenance tips to reduce corrosion risks.

To read this month’s issue in its entirety, please CLICK HERE.

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