ECK (Electrolysis Corrosion Kontrol) is a dielectric coating patented by Van Nay to prevent dissimilar metal corrosion of all metals, including stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, cold-rolled steel and black oxide.
ECK also prevents all types of corrosion, including electrolysis, galvanic, magnesium and cal-chloride. It is safe to use with both rubber and plastic, will not harm paint, and withstands high temperatures up to 1,000 degrees. Peterson will be selling ECK in the U.S. only.
"Harsh road conditions including chemicals, moisture and temperature changes are always an issue, no matter the manufacturer," said Kristen Goodson, director of product management for Peterson. "By offering ECK as a value added product for the safety lighting needs of our customers, we're helping ensure that their trucks and trailers keep on rolling instead of sitting idle due to corrosion issues."
Peterson will offer ECK in tubes of brushable liquid that applies easily to electrical connections and different metals being assembled. The ECK formulation incorporates zinc powders to create a lasting barrier against the corrosion that occurs between dissimilar metals such as aluminum and steel. This barrier absorbs the energy from any electrochemical reaction.
"But ECK is more than a unique corrosion fighter," Goodson said. "It also provides bedding protection for hardware and fasteners, contains anti-seizing lubricants for threads, and is perfect for use with electrical connectors."