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Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 01 - General Introduction (628 KB)
The two page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: "What is corrosion"; types of metallic coatings; anodes and cathodes
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 02 - Galvanic Protection (694 KB)
This two page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: The galvanic cell; Galvanic series of metals and alloys in sea water.
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 03 - Zinc Coatings on Steel (810 KB)
This one page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: The reaction of zinc with atmospheric oxygen and moisture; Why zinc protects steel
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 04 - Coating Thickness (231 KB)
This one page corrosion technical bulletin outlines the relationship between coating thickness and product performance
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 05 - Corrosion Resistance of Zinc in Water (1160 KB)
This two page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: The corrosion rate of zinc in natural fresh water; The effect of both temperature and pH on the corrosion rate of zinc
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 06 - Development of aluminium/zinc/magnesium alloy coating for next generation ZINCALUME® steel with Activate® technology (1265 KB)
This four page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: AZ vs. AM; Coating structure; Corrosion protection mechanisms; Corrosion assessment and testing regime
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 07 - Barrier Coatings (921 KB)
This one page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: Barrier protection offered by COLORBOND® prepainted steel; Brief description of how COLORBOND® steel is produced
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 08 - Building Applications (308 KB)
This four page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: Material selection; Design; Unwashed areas; End lapping and slip sheets; Pitch transition flashing; Low pitched roofing; Expansion joints
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 09 - Contact With Unprotected Steel Supports (1029 KB)
This one page document outlines: Why supporting steel structures for ZINCALUME® steel and COLORBOND® must be coated; BlueScope Steel recommendations for purlins in contact with BlueScope Steel products.
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 10 - Roof Penetrations (796 KB)
This one page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: The effect of copper ions on ZINCALUME® steel and COLORBOND® steel; The pitfalls of roof penetrations.
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 11 - Condensation and Insulation (390 KB)
This four page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: The condensation cycle in both temperate and tropical environments; The correct installation of roof insulation
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 12 - Dissimilar Metals (240 KB)
This two page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: The basis of dissimilar metal corrosion with reference to the galvanic series of metal and alloys in sea water; Table of compatibility of direct contact between metals or alloys when choosing fasteners and accessories
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 13 - Contact With Timber (521 KB)
This two page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: Green timber in contact with BlueScope Steel products; Contact with CCA treated timber; Fasteners and "wet timber"
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 14 - Exhaust From Wood and Oil Fired Burners (843 KB)
This one page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: Fallout from boilers and heaters; Flue design; Effects of inefficient combustion
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 15 - Acid Cleaning Brickwork (936 KB)
This one page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: How BlueScope Steel products are damaged during brick cleaning; BlueScope Steel recommendations to help avoid damage to ZINCALUME® steel and COLORBOND® steel.
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 16 - Immersion (792 KB)
This two page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: "What is immersion"; Examples of immersion.
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 17 - Following Trades (999 KB)
This one page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: Possible damage to competently installed roofs by following trades; Air-conditioning units; Walkways; Copper penetrations
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 18 - Painting Lead Flashing (656 KB)
This one page corrosion technical bulletin outlines :Why paint lead flashings; Possible alternatives
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 19 - Roof Profile Closures (835 KB)
This one page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: Stop ending or bending up of the upper end of roof sheeting; Metal stop ends; Profiled closed cell foam filler strips
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 20 - Perforated Coated Steel (838 KB)
This one page corrosion technical bulletin outlines why BlueScope Steel DOES NOT supply perforated products
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 21 - Special Service Environments: Enclosed Swimming Pool Buildings (942 KB)
This one page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: Problems with design and maintenance of enclosed swimming pool buildings
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 22 - Special Service Environments-Intensive Animal Farming (854 KB)
This one page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: Intensive animal farms can be exceptionally corrosive environments; Recommended products for intensive animal farms
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 23 - Concrete Decking (853 KB)
This two page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: Galvanised material and concrete decking; Problem areas; Poor detailing; The bottom surface being an "unwashed area"; Incorrect edge detailing with respect to concrete decking
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 24 - Fertiliser Manufacturing and Storage Buildings (621 KB)
This two page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: Product recommendation; Purlin Specification and treatment; Design hints; End lapping of roof sheeting; Warranty conditions for fertiliser manufacturing and storage buildings
Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 25 - Rainwater Catchment (732 KB)
The two page corrosion technical bulletin outlines: "What is corrosion"; and how it can have an effect on the Rainwater Catchment areas