Fuel and Lubricant Solutions

Corrosion Inhibitors - IRGACOR®

At A Glance

Corrosion occurs when water enters the lubricant system. This can be counteracted by the use of corrosion inhibitors. In addition, they deactivate the metal surface thus ensuring that lubricant degradation processes are not catalyzed. Corrosion inhibitors can protect ferrous metal surfaces by surface adsorption, changing the interfacial properties and neutralizing acidic species. 

Typical Applications

  • Hydraulic fluids
  • Turbine lubricants (industrial and aviation)
  • Compressor oils
  • Metalworking fluids
  • Engine and driveline lubricants
  • E-Mobility fluids
  • Refrigeration lubricants
  • Marine lubricants
  • Greases
  • Chain lubricants
Typical applications with corrosion inhibitors


Key Features & Benefits

What properties can our Corrosion Inhibitors offer for high performance lubricants?

Performance features

  • Provide excellent surface protection for ferrous materials, preserving equipment and reducing maintenance costs
  • Effective at very low treat rates for either oil-soluble or water-soluble applications
  • Work well in combination with IRGAMET® metal deactivators for full metal surface protection
  • Low foaming corrosion inhibitors for metalworking fluids

Sustainability features

  • Equipment protection for increased lifetime
  • Biodegradable corrosion inhibitors with renewable content are available
  • Portfolio includes LuSC (EEL) listed products that can be formulated for environmentally sensitive applications


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