Mighty MilCorrĀ®: The quick solution to outdoor asset preservation

03-06-2020
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Is there an easy way to preserve costly assets on short notice in an outdoor environment? When unsheltered storage is the only option, MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film is the top-notch choice for preservation and corrosion protection of assets of all sizes—from aircraft, to offshore equipment, to operational spares on outdoor racks.

Simple and effective
MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film makes preservation simple and effective. By heat-shrinking it to fit the shape of the object, asset owners can create a unitized, tight, and tamper-proof protective environment. The film provides multi-metal corrosion protection via contact and vapor-phase molecular action of the corrosion inhibitors within. It also offers UV protection and provides a durable physical barrier effective even in the severest outdoor climates. Time after time, equipment wrapped in MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film has survived hurricanes and remained protected in some of the harshest environments on land and sea where high temperatures, humidity, and chloride-ridden air pervade.

Saving time and money
In addition to the durable barrier it provides against the elements, the key advantage of MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film is its ability to replace conventional rust preventatives such as oils and desiccants. Parts protected with MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film are ready to use immediately after removal, saving time and money by eliminating the need for additional cleaning or degreasing. In conjunction with other Cortec® products, MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film provides a total turnkey preservation solution for long-term outdoor storage in a variety of applications:

  • Military vehicles and equipment preservation
  • Mothballing of industrial equipment
  • Heavy equipment covers
  • Recreational vehicle (boats, snowmobiles, etc.) preservation
  • Pallet shrouds
  • Export packaging of expensive larger equipment

Surviving three hurricanes
Between 2004 and 2007, several aircraft cargo loaders underwent testing of from six months to three years to evaluate the performance of a Cortec® VpCI® preservation system for extending asset life expectancy. After a variety of VpCI® materials were applied internally, the assets were wrapped in MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film and stored outside. Not long after, three hurricanes wreaked havoc across the region with fierce winds and rain. Despite the storms and the massive amounts of saltwater and debris hurled through the air, the MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film escaped with a few minor cuts and abrasions. The assets were inspected monthly, and by the end of the trial period, the cargo loaders met all test parameters and continued to perform well. 

A quick answer to unexpected problems
When there’s no more room in the warehouse, when outdoor racking is the only storage option left, or when equipment is already stationed on an offshore platform, MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film is the effective, efficient solution for long-term preservation that can be removed at any time for quick startup.