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pas·si·vate

(pas'i-vāt),
To render less activated, so as to diminish the activation of cells or cell surfaces.
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Nitric and citric acids are the most commonly used chemicals for passivating stainless steel.
The move from engraving to passivating is done in the process recipe and the parts do not need to leave the laser engraver.
The chloride ions reaching the steel participate in electrochemical reactions that break down the passivating layer on the steel surface.
Morris Cohen's views about passivating films have stood the test of time, and his contribution by the mid-sixties to the understanding of passivity established him as a leader of international stature in this field.
The patented process removes corrosion and scale build-up in fire sprinkler systems while passivating the system to prevent further corrosion and scale build-up.
6,076,536 "Cleaning and Passivating Water Distribution Systems," dated June 20, 2000).
Products to chemically clean the tuberculated water pipes utilizing the Company's Mobile Recirculation Unit and patented Pipe-Klean technology, followed by the introduction of Calgon Corporation's passivating chemistry to prevent corrosion.
The objective of the proposed study is to evaluate the suitability of the environmental friendly citric acid process for replacing the health hazardous nitric acid in passivating stainless steels used for manufacturing spacecraft and ground support structures on applications requiring corrosion resistance.
ii It should be Alkaline Nature and also contains passivating agent.
Now, Columbia Chemical s exclusive black all trivalent passivating conversion coating for electroplated zinc nickel alloy is part of GM s limited record of approved finishers for zinc nickel.