The January 2016 issue of Phillips Industries’ Qwik Tech Tips addresses a common problem found throughout most of the North American trucking market this time of year — aggressive winter corrosion.
Titled “What’s Eating Your Vehicle?” Phillips addresses how corrosion occurs — a chemical reaction between metal and its surrounding environment that results in gradual deterioration overtime — which components are most vulnerable to damage and simple steps to minimize these risks.
In preparing for electrical corrosion, Phillips says, “The environmental conditions and the contaminants metal is exposed to will determine the rate of deterioration due to corrosion. To safeguard against corrosion before it starts, fit vehicles with non-corrosive nylon parts such as noseboxes, sockets and plugs. Both metal and non-corrosive nylon parts have tensile strengths that far exceed what is needed to withstand the wear and tear encountered on the road, but the anti-corrosive properties of nylon will outlast metal over the long run.”
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