Protecting heat exchangers from corrosion during shipment overseas


The customer had some corrosion developing when exporting heat exchangers and other equipment overseas. This affected the image of the product and of the company.


After review of the export packaging process, Cor-Pak®VpCI® Stretch Film (Hand Wrap) was recommended for use in direct contact with the equipment. This didn’t change the customer’s process because the equipment pieces were stretch-wrapped before leaving the plant anyway. A strip of VpCI®-150 was added inside according to the inner volume of the equipment that would need protection. The use of VpCI®-150 allowed flexibility for different packagingsizes. The equipment was then wrapped in regular bubblefilm and tightened with non-VCI stretch film on top of all this.