2. What's Disaster Recovery
  3. Corrosion Mechanism & Loss Mitigation

What's Disaster Recovery

Corrosion Mechanism & Loss Mitigation

Corrosion Mechanism: Corrosion quickly develops after disaster

Affected machine equipment (both fire and water) are usually in damp atmosphere which accelerates the corrosion process. This is because corrosive substance spread through the air at the time of fire. It turns to chlorine acid after absorbing moisture in the air. Corrosion damages metals faster especially when ambient relative humidity exceeds 40%.

Loss Mitigation : Quick Response delays the speed of corrosion, gives the customers more options when making a decision

Quickly decontaminate the accessible surfaces, seal and dehumidify the equipment. Keep relative humidity below 40% to dramatically slow down the corrosion process. ※

We propose loss mitigation service, subject to property conditions at site, to reduce the corrosion risk until an actual restoration takes place.

Our loss mitigation process includes the following 5 key activities:

  1. Isolation of damaged or contaminated areas: Sectioning-off contaminated or damaged areas to prevent cross-contamination, enabling unaffected area to remain operational, contributing to the resumption of operations and the safety of your staff.
  2. Relocation of property: Moving critical or sensitive equipment to a clean and contributing to the resumption of operations and the safety of your staff.
  3. Pre-cleaning of surfaces: Pre-cleaning of vulnerable building surfaces, and the exterior/ interior of machines and equipment (without dismantling), to lower average contamination levels.
  4. Protection of mechanical components: Application of BELFOR proprietary wax-based preservers, to prevent further deterioration of mechanical components and other exposed metallic surfaces.
  5. Protection of electrical, electronic or optical components: Prevention of further damage to electrical, electronic or optical components by installing air dehumidifiers to reduce humidity to below 40% RH.