How Hot Corrosion Rusts Engine Parts

The chemical reaction necessary for Hot Corrosion to occur starts with the chemicals sulfur and sodium chloride and forms sodium sulfate, which reacts with engine parts.

This oxidation will rust or corrode engine parts. Some Metal alloys are resistant to hot corrosion and manufactures use a process call the “burner rig” to determine which alloys work best.

ASM International distributes the technical information regarding the process.

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