Protecting metallic components for a long shipment can be difficult. Sea voyages will expose those parts to long periods of highly corrosive salt water. Even if they don’t get wet, the marine environment is very harsh on metal products that have not been properly treated.
Even if you aren’t shipping overseas, metal products that are large might need to be carried in an open air truck bed or train car. This means rain, sun, snow and even road salt can get into these parts, causing corrosion. Parts that are damaged before they ever arrive to a job site or a customer are of no use. Continue reading