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>Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 15:56:20 -0700
>From: Michael D Zaitz <mzaitz(--nospam--at)surfsouth.com>
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>Subject: Steel protection
>Reply-To:seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>
>Hello,
>
>What method would best be used to protect Carbon steel that is in 
contact 
>with aluminum?  We have an aluminum member that has an end plate that 
we 
>want to bolt to a carbon steel column (W33 x 152) and we are concerned 
>about corrosion do to the extremely wet environment.  Any ideas?
>
>Mike
>
>

You have the BEST protection! (at least for the steel). The aluminum 
will act as a sacrificial anode and decay thus protecting the steel!. 
Aluminum and steel are an "explosive" combination!

Read about galvanic corrosion. 

Good luck.
>


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