Aerospace Features for November 2004

Aerospace Features Archive

Problems with Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors in the Metal Finishing Industry Problems with Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors in the Metal Finishing Industry

The use of volatile corrosion inhibitors (VCIs) within the metal finishing industry presents two generally unrecognized health and performance problems. VCIs have been used to prevent corrosion since World War II yet have had little risk analysis. Although many of the benefits of VCIs have been published, VCIs’ darker side is only now becoming known.