There is a common challenge faced by many acid zinc platers who perform hydrogen embrittlement relief on fasteners while needing to adhere to the requirements of a corrosion resistance spec: double handling of parts.
Low-carbon steels corrode in most of the atmospheric environments when the relative humidity exceeds 60%. Corrosion is the destruction or deterioration of a material because of reaction with its environment. Most common corrosion control methods use coatings and conversion layers, which contain toxic and environmentally hazardous materials. There is a need to find nontoxic and environmental friendly alternatives compatible with current industrial techniques.
First of all, thank you for your patience and kindness with taking the time to answer all these questions from some Traveling Salesman pestering you from the United States. In 2019, I finally got the opportunity to travel to Ireland and since then it has been of interest to me to interview a distributor. I see from your website you have three locations located in Dublin, Belfast and in Glasgow in Scotland. And when I look at your site I see you distribute several specialty fastener lines. Of course, you also carry show a lot of standard products too. And you have been in business since 1967, so more than 50 years. That is outstanding. Tell us a little bit about Appian. Who owns the company? Share a little history.based in Ireland.
Some of the most important fasteners—bolts, screws and studs—are not only considered universally important in industry settings, but also for every day purposes. They are used in construction of complex machinery and equipment as well as vehicles and buildings. Since mechanical stress is concentrated on these types of connection points, the integrity of fasteners is extremely important. Therefore bolts, screws and nuts are subject to strict safety requirements.