Case in Point: An Annual Appointment to Anticipate

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Several years ago, CRT was contacted by a gentleman who lived in Saipan, a tiny island just north of Guam. He explained that salt air corrosion is a fact of life on this tiny island, which measures only about 12 miles long and 5.5 miles wide. In fact, everything metal corrodes, including silverware, so residents use plastic whenever possible.

His job on the island was to take care of the commercial air handlers, and since it is impossible to make condenser coils out of plastic, he was only able to get a few years of life out of each one. No matter what he tried, and his list was lengthy, the environment was too harsh and nothing prevailed. He didn’t sound very hopeful, but he was looking for information on our product, Coil Shield.

Even though I was a little nervous when he explained the conditions, I had full and total confidence in Coil Shield. After discussing the situation, he purchased a small amount to try and told me he would get back to me with the results.

Months passed, and even though I occasionally wondered about the results, I eventually forgot about the trial. Then, a little over a year later, our phone rang and I heard the now familiar, “Hello from Saipan!” The client had called back to reorder!

He was delighted to tell me there was absolutely no visible increase in corrosion on his test units. He then ordered enough Coil Shield to coat all of his units, and has faithfully every year since then. This just proves that even in the toughest conditions, Coil Shield stands strong!

And as usual, please feel free to discuss any experiences you may have encountered.

Rachelle Tinley is the assistant executive director of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an EnergyStar Partner and manufacturer of independently-certified Green products for HVAC maintenance. Since 1986, CRT has been creating leading edge HVAC maintenance products that have become industry standards, used in thousands of commercial buildings world-wide. CRT employees are members of BOMA, ASHRAE, ASHE and the American Chemical Society.

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