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A look at Indoor Air Quality issues and making proper and sensible IAQ improvements.
By: Robert P. Scaringe, P.E., Ph.D., President of Mainstream Engineering Corporation
This article offers an in-depth look at types of HVAC Coil Corrosion and Corrosion Prevention along with the Pros and Cons of various coil coating methods.
By: Joshua D. Sole, Ph.D., Senior Mechanical Engineer, Mainstream Engineering Corporation and Alan H. Brothers, Ph.D., Senior Materials Engineer, Mainstream Engineering Corporation
External coil corrosion appears to be on the rise. While the possible causes of coil corrosion can stem from poorly manufactured copper, chemical residue from coil manufacturing, and other problems that initiate the corrosion process long before the coils arrive on a jobsite, the majority of problems occur when environmental acids corrode coils from the outside in.
By: Alan H. Brothers, Ph.D., Senior Materials Engineer, Mainstream Engineering Corporation