At Oceanics, we use the latest technology and methodology in MCI Technology (The term "MCI" stands for Migrating Corrosion Inhibitor ) protects reinforcing metal in concrete from corrosion. Corroded metal reinforcement is often the cause of deteriorated concrete – leading to costly repairs, financial losses, and potential injuries and death.This effect is seen every day on our nation’s buildings, bridges, highways and other concrete structures.
Oceanics has the corrosion solution. MCIs rehabilitate existing concrete structures and extend the life span of new structures. MCI inhibitors are unique in their ability to migrate a considerable distance through concrete to protect embedded ferrous metals. Our MCI products for concrete help maintain structural integrity, repair vulnerable structures, and alleviate environmental concerns.
How does MCI Technology works?
MCIs are based on amine technology (amine alcohols and amine carboxylates). They are classified as mixed inhibitors, meaning they affect both anodic and cathodic portions of a corrosion cell.
MCI is applied in many forms including as a concrete admixture or a topical treatment. It moves as a liquid through the concrete matrix via capillary action and migrates in a vapor phase throughout the concrete pore structure.
When MCI comes into contact with embedded metals, it has an ionic attraction to it and forms a protective molecular layer. This film prevents corrosive elements from further reacting with the reinforcement and reduces existing corrosion rates, greatly extending concrete service life.