Corrosion Protection

ISO Standard 12944 specifies corrosion classes described in the table below, with examples. These classes show the situations where iron and other metals are to given corrosion protection.

ISO 12944ImpactInteriorExterior
C1Very lowHeated buildings with clean air, such as offices, shops, schools, hotels, etc.None
C2LowUnheated buildings, where condensation may occur, such as warehouses and sports halls.Atmosphere with low pollution. For example in the country.
C3MiddleBuildings for production with high atmospheric humidity and some air pollution such as food manufacturers, breweries, dairies and laundries.Urban and industrial areas, moderate sulphur dioxide pollution. Coastal areas with low salt content.
C4HighChemical manufacturers, swimming baths and ship- and boatyards by the sea.Industrial areas and coastal areas with moderate salt impact.
C5-IVery high –
Buildings or areas with almost permanent condensation and with high pollution.Industrial areas with high humidity and aggressive atmosphere.
C5-MVery highBuildings or areas with almost permanent condensation and with high pollution.Coast and offshore areas with high salt content.

At the Unit One work space, it has been decided that class C4 offers sufficient protection for products produced and used. This means that from now on, all fastenings must offer class C4 corrosion protection or better.

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