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History of Sherardizing
120 years of proven and successful results, passing the test of time.
Sherardizing was originally developed by an English metallurgist Sherard Cowper-Coles who invented and patented the process over 120 years ago. Originally it was named Vapour galvanising or dry galvanising. This became “sherardizing” in honor to his name years later. Although modern technology is now used to improve efficiency, the sherardize coating has consistently been proven to succeed where many alternatives have failed.
Sherardizing was used for example on iron coins around the 1920s, some of these coins today still show no rust, highlighting the superlatively reliable nature of Sherardizing itself shown through tangible evidence.
The number of accidents to which corrosion has been attributed is extensive, for example;
The North Sea platform collapse in 1970 which was caused due to stress corrosion in deluge pipework. 167 lives were tragically lost.
The disintegration of a Boeing 737 in Taiwan in 1981, which was due to extensive corrosion damage in lower fuselage structures, resulting in 110 fatalities.
Corrosion caused a catastrophic gas escape in Bhopal, India in 1985. This caused an estimated loss of 4000 lives and injuries to 500,000.
An oil spill in Canada in 1977 was caused by a leak in corroded pipeline, 35000 litres of oil escaped in one night, causing large scale environmental damage.
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