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Subject: Outdoor storage of industrial objects

Outdoor storage of industrial objects

From: Jerry Shiner <keepsafe>
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 1998
Kornelius Goetz <restaurierungsberatung [at] t-online__de> writes

>Does anybody has experience in longterm outside storage of large
>Industrial objects? What kind of material is used for conservation,
>if something is used at all? Outside means storage without any
>protective covering or roof.

The plastic films "Static Intercept" and "Corrosion Intercept" might
offer a solution. They are said to prevent corrosion from
atmospheric gases and from galvanic corrosion.  They have apparently
been used by some conservators to protect bronze sculpture in
storage or in transit. They are widely used in the electronics
industry, and are now being applied to the protection of other
products by various manufacturers.

In theory, the films provide a weather barrier, a barrier to
corrosive gases, a "sink" for gases which are inside the barrier,
and "short circuit" the galvanic circuit when they are in contact
with ferrous metals.  Some further information is at

Jerry Shiner
Keepsafe Systems &
Forever Yours Bridal Gown Preservation
Toronto, Ontario

                  Conservation DistList Instance 11:95
                   Distributed: Friday, May 22, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-11-95-007
Received on Wednesday, 20 May, 1998

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