How Metalter Controls the Metal Corrosion Process
Metalter improves the chemical resistance of metal surfaces.
All metal surfaces are affected by oxidation. This causes corrosion which damages the parts and also contaminates the oil with metal oxides.
Metal oxidation leads to the formation of rust on the surface (Fig a). Particles of rust get into the oil causing increased friction and wear (Fig b). Metal oxides also act as a catalyst in the oil oxidation process.
Oxidation is a chemical reaction between the metal and oxygen which can enter the oil from a number of contamination sources (Fig a and b).
Metalter prevents the oxygen molecules coming into contact with the metal by forming a non-metallic layer on the surfaces (Fig c).
a b c
Metalter modifies the surface of the metal creating a non-metallic layer which prevents water molecules from coming into contact with the surface of the parts. This protective layer does not react with water or air and gives the metal a range of chemical resistant properties.