VCI/VpCI® Vapor Detection Test Kit™, Patent Pending
Description: VCI/VpCIs are compounds which protect against corrosion
through the vapor-phase. These active compounds
are soluble in water which allows them to be absorbed
from the surrounding atmosphere onto the test strip. This
VCI/VpCI Vapor Detection Test Kit is specifically developed
for detecting the presence of vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors
(VCI/VpCI) emitted from various corrosion inhibiting
products: paper, foam, powders, oil- and water- based
rust preventative, water-treatment products, etc..
The kit contains enough strips and solution for 50 testings.
The shelf life of the solution is 2 years.
Please note: This kit is not appropriate for testing VCI/
VpCI films because of significant pre-conditioning time
Application: Place test specimen in jar: for paper, line jar with product;
for powders and liquids, place 1 g into a weigh dish and
place dish in bottom of jar; for foam or emitters, place
product in bottom of jar (Figure 1). Dip VCI/VpCI Test
Strip into the VCI/VpCI Test Solution, leaving about 1 cm
of the strip dry. Using Scotch tape, attach the top of the
strip to the inside of the jar lid. Immediately screw the lid
on tight and leave test setup sit until color change from
blue to pink is observed. To accelerate test, setup may be
placed in a 40°C oven. Approximate time frames for test
completion under room temperature are listed in Table 1.