As public awareness of the effects of global climate change increases, electric vehicles (EV) continue to gain popularity across the globe. According to global EV analysis leaders at EV-Volumes, electric vehicle sales were up 62% globally in the first half of 2022 compared to the first half of 2021. Electric vehicles have advantages over traditional combustion engine vehicles, such as zero emissions, reduced running costs, increased comfort, and the absence of cooling circuits, gear shifts, and more. But even with these benefits, the shift to electric vehicles has resulted in a new set of challenges for OEMs in the Electric Vehicle Industry.
Electric corrosion has become a key focus for the Electric Vehicle Industry. The vehicle’s battery and electrical components are much more prone to corrosion as a result of being exposed to severe working conditions with increased levels of dust, dirt, moisture, and salts. More extreme temperature changes during the manufacturing, transport, and operational processes contribute to potential corrosion as well. All these factors increase the potential for EV corrosion, and thus a comprehensive corrosion management system must be implemented.
Vapor corrosion inhibitors protect against corrosion by releasing a vapor that fills the air inside a sealed container or enclosure. The vapor forms a strong bond with the metal surfaces, promoting and maintaining the natural and healthy passive oxide layer on the metal surface. This vapor forms a thin, invisible film that protects the metal from corrosion.
VCIs are often used to protect metal parts during storage or transportation. They can be especially effective at preventing corrosion in hard-to-reach areas where other forms of protection are difficult to apply. They are also useful for protecting metal surfaces that are in contact with water or other corrosive substances.
For electric vehicles, VCIs protect various metal components, such as wiring, connectors, and other electrical components, from corrosion. For example, a VCI could be used to protect metal parts during the manufacturing process, storage, and transportation. VCIs could also protect metal parts exposed to humidity or other corrosive substances while the EV is in use.Request Information
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