Peterson Manufacturing Co. has augmented its vehicle safety lighting line by adding ECK corrosion prevention products from Van Nay. ECK (Electrolysis Corrosion Kontrol) is a dielectric coating patented by Van Nay; its formulation helps prevent dissimilar metal corrosion of metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, cold-rolled steel and black oxide.
ECK is formulated to help prevent all types of corrosion, including electrolysis, galvanic, magnesium and cal-chloride. Van Nay says it is safe to use with both rubber and plastic, will not harm paint and withstands high temperatures up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Peterson will be selling ECK in the United States only.
“Harsh road conditions, including chemicals, moisture and temperature changes, are always an issue, no matter the manufacturer,” says Kristen Goodson, director of product management for Peterson. “By offering ECK as a value-added product for the safety lighting needs of our customers, we’re helping ensure that their trucks and trailers keep on rolling instead of sitting idle due to corrosion issues.”
Peterson will offer ECK in tubes of brushable liquid that applies easily to electrical connections and different metals being assembled. “We’re pleased to have a world-class safety lighting manufacturer such as Peterson using ECK to fight corrosion,” says Richard Nay, Van Nay’s president. “The top two warranty and downtime issues in the trucking industry are dissimilar metal corrosion and lighting-wiring corrosion. Our product tackles both.”