Astro Pak Presents at the SAE G3 Conference

April 26, 2017

SAE International, a leading engineering society that writes and controls many specifications used in aerospace and other automotive applications, recently held a meeting of their G3 committee in Munich, Germany. This committee is responsible for Aerospace Couplings, Fittings, Hose, and Tubing Assemblies. Astro Pak was represented at this meeting by Dr. Brent Ekstrand, VP of…

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Cleaning, Derouging, Passivation Treatment Process

December 13, 2016

This video takes you inside the distribution piping of a typical water system to see the Cleaning, Derouging, and Passivation process demonstrates the treatment process of a typical system and shows how passivation can improve the corrosion resistance. Rouge Formation – • Rouge crystals form on surface of metal • Particles of rouge breakaway and…

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What is Passivation?

August 12, 2015

What is Passivation? As defined in MIL-STD-753C, Passivation is the final treatment/cleaning process used to remove iron from the surface of corrosion resistant steel parts such that a more uniform formation of a passive surface is obtained thus enhancing corrosion resistance. Stainless steel is different from other metals in that as you get closer to…

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