Vapor-Tek Ltd

  • Fairclough Street
  • Bolton
  • Lancashire
  • United Kingdom
  • BL3 2AF (map)

  • Tel: 01204 521795
  • Fax: 01204 364576
  • Website: www.vapor-tek.co.uk

Contacts

  • Patricia  Willis, Financial Controller
  • Colin Jones, Managing Director
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  • Number of Employees: 1 - 20

Conductor Protection


Conductor Protection

 

 

 

Vapor-Tek Limited specialises in the manufacture of volatile corrrosion inhibitors (VCI's) which are also known as vapour phase inhibitors (VPI's). These products are rust inhibitors designed to protect against rust on the inside of such items as engines, gearboxes, fuel tanks and packaged metal parts and other areas where there would be difficulty in coating surfaces due to inaccessibility, (e.g. pipework, pumps and compressors etc.)

We pride ourselves on quality and export to multi national companies worldwide.

Rust inhibitors and corrosion prevention being our specialised subject, we have both products available and in stock, and qualified staff to solve all your corrosion problems. 

 

Our conductor protection services are ideal for salt-laden, coastal regions where overhead aluminium power cables are most vulnerable to crevice corrosion. The traditional method of conductor protection comprises of applying molten grease during the manufacture of the conductor. However, this entails maintaining a large thermally insulated reservoir of permanently molten grease, a process ridden with hit-or-miss potentials. It also generally fails to fill the crevices between conductor strands.

Our conductor protection product is Cablegard, a unique formulation of synergistic corrosion inhibitors, acids, metal deactivators, and age resistors. This blend of ingredients is contained within a refined, gelled mineral oil. Cablegard protects all major metals and alloys and is especially effective on aluminium, steel and zinc.

Cablegard if vigorously agitated or pumped to break the gel, the viscosity will decrease with increasing shear rate.  It will however recover the higher viscosity immediately movement stops.  This means that in conductor manufacture the material can be transferred by conventional means at normal ambient temperatures.  However, once Cablegard is in postion the consequent cessation of the shearing action causes the material to resume its original grease-like consistency instantly.  The Cablegard will therefore remain in place in the interstices. 

Company Insight


Vapor-Tek Limited specialises in the manufacture of volatile corrrosion inhibitors (VCI's) which are also known as vapour phase inhibitors (VPI's). These products are rust inhibitors designed to protect against rust on the inside of such items as engines, gearboxes, fuel tanks and packaged metal parts and other areas where there would be difficulty in coating surfaces due to inaccessibility, (e.g. pipework, pumps and compressors etc.)

We pride ourselves on quality and export to multi national companies worldwide.

Rust inhibitors and corrosion prevention being our specialised subject, we have both products available and in stock, and qualified staff to solve all your corrison problems. 

Corrosion Prevention


Corrosion Prevention

We are specialists in anti-corrosion and rust inhibitors especially designed to protect metal and equipment during export, transportation and storage. Until now, corrosion prevention of metal parts and machinery destined for export and storage has been fairly rudimentary.

After many years of development, we have produced a solution in the form of Steelgard. This formulation protects all types of major metals and alloys subject to long periods of storage in adverse conditions. It is easy to apply and spreads and penetrates helping to save time and assist with quality control.

Steelgard is an effective corrosion prevention product combating the effects of acid fumes, salt water and other corrosive vapours. It can also be used on most electrical equipment.

Vapour Phase Inhibitor


Vapour Phase Inhibitor

Vaporol is a unique vapour phase inhibitor and tackles the very core issues of corrosion in unseen areas. Unlike traditional preservative oils where all surfaces have to be coated, Vaporol has only to be present in the tank or in the enclosed system. This means hard to reach places with complex structures such as engines and gearboxes are also protected.

This type of vapour phase inhibitor is low cost as a little goes a long way and its long lasting effectiveness means it continues to protect internal surfaces and mechanisms for many years. Vaporol is also better for the environment. It contains no volatile solvents or organic compounds, as well as being free of nitrite, chlorinated substances and heavy metals.

Rust Inhibitors


Rust Inhibitors

Our full Steelgard range provides a selection of rust inhibitors designed to suit a variety of requirements. Steelgard SX finishes with a stiff coating and can withstand short exposure to direct weathering during loading and unloading of goods, as well as withstanding brief periods of outdoor storage.

Acid Resistant Steelgard is intended mainly for dip-tank applications and supplied in concentrated form to be blended with white spirit. Touch Dry Steelgard leaves a thin, non-oil film where handling and presentation is still a consideration. Rust inhibitors, like Steelgard Universal, gives extra protection to non-ferrous metals and is highly effective for complex mixed metal items and electrical equipment.

Support resources

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