By Nigel S. Watson, P.E., Engineering Manager
Several types of surface treatment processes that enhance the corrosion resistance of carbon steel and stainless steel track are available from Bishop-Wisecarver. A brief outline of the processes and their characteristics and attributes are discussed in this technical article. The finishing processes discussed in this article are all cost effective if applied correctly in order to achieve the desired level of corrosion resistance or surface coating properties. To further enhance the corrosion resistance beyond that of stainless steel, it is not uncommon to apply electroless nickel or Armoloy plating to stainless steel track.