Corrosion and Rust /

How much is in-process corrosion costing your facility each year?

Are you getting the length of protection necessary to deliver your parts to your customers rust-free every time?

Find the root cause, then implement the necessary controls to ensure you never have to pay the price of corrosion again. Zimmark’s specialized expertize helps you find the cause, fix it, and then establish a robust and sustainable control plan specific to your process and changing operating conditions. Our product independence gives you an unbiased evaluation of your current manufacturing process. Whether its fluid condition, fluid choice or how your parts are machined, washed and packed for storage, use our expertise and fresh set of eyes to help your team identify the problem and implement a sustainable solution.

The length of time provided by these measures can be greatly impacted by the atmosphere that the metal is exposed to, as well as any day to day variability that exists in the condition and concentration of the fluids used to provide this protection.

The rate of corrosion on any metal substrate is impacted by the changing nature of the corrosive atmosphere, indoors vs. outdoors storage, either under cover or fully exposed, in a marine environment during shipment, under effects of direct sunlight or in the presence of specific chemical corrosives in an industrial environment. These atmospheres and therefore the degree of protection required can change significantly throughout a calendar year, especially in a four season environment.

Zimmark’s rust investigation process looks to identify the root cause of unexpected rust in your facility. If you are looking to address an urgent and immediate need, please contact us right away to speak with our corrosion team, or fill out and submit our rust survey to give our technicians the information they need to help recommend the proper course of action.

If you are looking to set-up a more robust control plan to ensure the corrosion preventative process is economically optimized while still providing the necessary protection throughout a changing environmental conditions, Zimmark condition based services can provide the sustainable answer. Our product independence and specialized expertise gives us the experience needed to evaluate your current process and make the necessary adjustments to deliver consistently the length of corrosion protection you are looking for.

Corrosion can cost your manufacturing facility thousands of dollars a day. Whether it’s the direct costs associated with rejected parts, re-processing or customer penalties, or the indirect costs associated with sending your team to investigate, reputation, or loss of focus, corrosion costs can add up to be a significant percentage of your total cost of manufacturing. Reduce the waste that results from corrosion. Reduce the impact rust is having on your facility by putting in sustainable process change that balances cost with managed risk. Start reducing the cost associated with your machined parts today.

  • The Direct cost of Corrosion:
  • Number of parts shipped per year
  • x
  • Your average cost per part
  • x
  • Percentage of products rejected by shipment receiver due
    to corrosion or related quality failures
  • +
  • Number of parts shipped per year
  • x
  • the average cost per part
  • x
  • percentage of Cost of reworking each product
  • Note: The direct cost of corrosion can be more than 30% of product
    cost when all the direct costs are taken into consideration.
  • The Indirect cost of Corrosion:
  • Maintenance of additional inventory
  • +
  • lost freight
  • +
  • Warehousing
  • +
  • repacking and handling
  • +
  • production halts
  • +
  • air freight charges
  • +
  • personnel
  • +
  • etc.
  • Note: Some companies have found this to be more than
    15% of the direct cost of corrosion calculated above.

Rust can significantly impact a plants OEE, by driving scrap rates up, causing assembly line shutdowns, lost money and lost time. Eliminate the risk of corrosion while managing the costs associated with proving temporary Corrosion protection on your machined parts.

Help us trouble shoot your problem, fill out the on-line survey to allow our corrosion team determine the best next step in addressing a rust concern. Whether it’s our Corrosion Risk Fluid Audit, or our detailed rust investigation, call now to see where you might be leaving your parts vulnerable to rust and corrosion.

If your need is urgent and immediate call our corrosion team now to get your rust investigation underway as soon as possible.