Corrosion Control

Our principal surveyor, Mr. James Cote, has performed many hundreds of corrosion surveys throughout his thirty years working in the marine electrical field. Over his last twenty years at Ward's Marine Electric as the principal electrical engineer he has supervised dozens of technicians perform thousands of surveys, writing virtually all of the survey reports for those years.

He is an American Boat and Yacht Council certified corrosion technician, a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and is recognized as an expert in the field of marine corrosion throughout South Florida and beyond.

Here are some terms that may assist you in helping us diagnose and solve your corrosion issues.
  • Electrolyte-A liquid containing dissolved ions, such as seawater.
  • Galvanic Corrosion-Corrosion damage that occurs to the least noble metal when two dissimilar metals are connected in an electrolyte (Example: aluminum sail drive and stainless steel fasteners)
  • Galvanic Current-The current flow that results when two dissimilar metals are interconnected in an electrolyte, such as when a vessel is connected to the dockside ground bus through the shore power cord
  • Impingement Attack-Velocity related corrosion damage (can be encountered in poorly engineered sea water piping systems)
  • Oxygen Depletion Attack-Corrosion damage that can occur to certain grades of stainless steel when portions of the surface are in contact with stagnant seawater
  • Poultice Corrosion-Corrosion damage to aluminum that can occur when in contact with wet wood
  • Weld Decay-Corrosion damage that can occur to stainless steel near a weld when proper precautions are not taken
Please contact us if you suspect that you may experiencing any of these issues. 

Cote Marine offers solutions for your problems. Please call, text, or email with photos. We may be able to help you to solve your problem remotely.

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