House By The Beach, Are You Ready For Anti-Salt Spray Corrosion?
Updated: Jan 11, 2019
Having a beach house is the dream for most of people. But the salt and moisture in the sea breeze will cause serious damage to buildings. After years of the breeze from the sea, there will be corrosion to beach house. Therefore, it's import to choose anti-salt spray corrosion building material and regular maintenance.
According to architect Geoff Woolcock from Australia, "Anything that's exposed and can be in contact with that salt-laden atmosphere needs to be particularly well protected from the effects of corrosion." Maintenance can include everything from cleaning windows more frequently to regularly checking on the structural adequacy of balconies and decks and looking for any signs of corrosion or rot.
The scale of wind force is also a big issue. Over 7 beaufort scale is common for people who live by the beach. How strong it is? A gale over 7 scale will shake the trees and it's hard for people to walk on the street.
Usually, the beach houses, hostel, stores or factory, people will install additional aluminum louver outside the windows. There are several advantage of using louver windows. Sun shading by adjusting the angle of blinds. Prevent from the dust and wind into building. And it's also a solution for security issue. If you would like to mount actuator on windows for electric window opener. it's important that the actuator is anti-salt spray corrosion and strong enough static force.
KST-A01 series electric actuator of Soon Industrial, which passed 48 hours salt spray test. It's equalizing 2 years in natural environment. KST-A01 series electric actuator was made by high quality anodised aluminum. Aluminum with anticathode treatment is abrasion resistance and anti-oxidant. After 2 years use with proper maintenance, there will be no obvious rust on appearance.
SGS Reliability Laboratory followed ASTM B 117-16 to apply the test. Used 5 wt. % NaCl, continued sprayed on KST-A01 for 48 hours. There was no oxidant or corrosion on the appearance.
KST-A01 series could customized for IP 66. The maximum force are up to 80 kgf. It's best choice for beach buildings or facilities. To prolong the durability of product, we strongly recommend regular maintenance on actuators.