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Fasteners for Mounting Solar Panels
Monday, October 16, 2017

Solar panels work by absorbing sunlight and allowing the photons (particles of light) to knock electrons free from atoms. This process occurs in small units called photovoltaic cells and generates a flow of heat and electricity. Solar panels are simply many photovoltaic cells linked together. There are various methods for installing solar panels, but the two most popular are rooftop and pole-mounted. ..

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Galvanic Corrosion – What It Is And How To Prevent It
Monday, September 18, 2017

Galvanic corrosion is the damage caused when two different metals are in electrical contact with each other, in the presence of an electrolyte under corrosive conditions, leading to corrosion of the more active metal. ..

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Extend the Life of Your Stainless Steel Fasteners
Monday, August 07, 2017

Stainless Steel fasteners are widely used for their excellent resistance to corrosion, extreme temperatures, and coastal environments. They are aesthetically pleasing, low maintenance and economical but if not cared for correctly, they can become susceptible to corrosion and damage, causing unnecessary downtime and costly repairs. Here, we outline some good habits to ensure that your stainless steel fasteners last as long as they should. ..

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Stainless Steel Fasteners – The Dos and Don’ts
Monday, July 31, 2017

Stainless steel fasteners are the most popular choice for many applications and it’s easy to see why. Most importantly, stainless steel fasteners are highly resistant to corrosion and are 100% recyclable. They also have a long life-cycle, are environmentally friendly, have great load-bearing capabilities and offer excellent resistance against extreme temperatures. But as with all components under stress, if not used properly or cared for correctly, they can be prematurely damaged. Here is a short guide on the dos and don’ts when using stainless steel fasteners. ..

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