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INNOVATIONS: PRESENT&FUTURE

Cortec Launches Silica-Free Version of MCI-309 to Protect Hard-to-Reach Metal Surfaces from Corrosion Ben Voight Cortec® Corporation - St. Paul (MN), United States

bvoight@cortecvci.com

Cortec Corporation has launched a new version without silica of its MCI-309 migrating corrosion inhibitor for protection of metals within an enclosed space, such as PT tendons.

T

o offer an effective and easy-to-apply solution to protect metal

the enclosed space), it will be automatically replenished by new vapour

surfaces from corrosion, Cortec Corporation has launched

being continuously released from the powder carrier.

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MCI®-309, a powder-based Migrating Corrosion InhibitorTM, which

MCI®-309 is considered ambiodic (mixed), meaning it protects both

can protect ferrous and aluminium metals located in recessed areas,

anodic and cathodic corrosion sites of the metal. It does not contain

interior cavities, and structural voids.

silica, silicates, phosphates, nitrites, or heavy metals.

How MCI®-309 works

Fields of application and advantages of MCI®-309

MCI -309 is an efficient dry method of protecting metals within an

MCI®-309 can be applied into a variety of tubular structures, pipes, and

enclosed space.

vessels where inaccessible or recessed metal surfaces are at risk for

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Upon application of the MCI -309 powder in the void, it vaporizes and

corrosion but are otherwise difficult to reach.

forms a molecular layer of corrosion inhibitors on the metal surface. If

This is why MCI®-309 finds wide application in the construction industry,

this layer is ever compromised (for example, by moisture or by opening

both onsite and offsite, in which projects, especially large ones, may take

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During the grouting phase, post-tensioned tendons installed in ducts are at risk of corrosion.

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