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Why Interlocking Lead Bricks Are One Of The Best Materials For Radiation Protection
Bricks and blocks

Lead is one of the best materials used in radiation protection. Interlocking lead bricks offer outstanding features and benefits because of their versatility. They are available in a wide range of standard and custom sizes, including corner units. Lead is the leading material for radiation attenuation because of the high density and high atomic number of lead. Radiation shielding effectiveness…


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How Babbitting Protects From The Galling Of Metallic Surfaces
Babbitting

Those in industry who work with metals, metal components, and metal machinery, and are familiar with the frustration of machine and component failure due to the galling of metallic surfaces, will appreciate a solution to this problem through a practice known as “babbitting.” Babbitting refers to the coating of a metal surface, casting, or bearing with a Babbitt metal; which…


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Application of Anodes in Marine and Defense Industries

The outer components of marine and defense vessels are constantly being threatened by the surrounding water. Over time, corrosion can lead to a loss of integrity in the structure, hence the use of marine anodes. Understanding Corrosion Most metals immersed in water are subject to rust and disintegration caused by electrochemical corrosion. Marine anodes are designed to fight electrochemical corrosion…


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Zinc Anodes In The Oil And Gas Industry
Zinc anodes

Zinc anodes protect the metal parts of submerged structures by inhibiting the rate at which the metal corrodes. Sacrificial anodes are the main component in cathodic protection, a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal by setting it up as the cathode of an electrochemical cell. In other words, a sacrificial metal that corrodes more easily is set…


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Applications of Wire Solder
Wire solder

Wire solder is a fusible metal alloy with a melting point that is low enough to be melted with a soldering iron or soldering gun while still having the attributes to meet specific applications. Solder is used to bond metal workpieces together and its applications are extensive. Solder is commonly used in, electronics, heating, air conditioning, mechanical, fire sprinkler and…


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Different Types of Lead Plating Anodes and Their Applications
Lead anodes

Plating anodes are, in fact, made of lead alloys of different compositions for greater conduction of electricity and corrosion resistance. Each type of lead anode has benefits that make it suitable for different applications. Lead anode alloys generally consist of tin, silver, and antimony. The favored alloys, based on the specific application, are lead- antimony tin as well as lead-silver…


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