• New 6 Channel System – Drives 18 anodes
The new RSi has been upgraded from 4 to 6 channels, so what does this mean? Each channel is an isolated output with the capacity to drive 3 anodes meaning that it can now drive 18 anodes and also if there is a fault with one of the channels, only that channel will go into standby instead of the entire system ensuring that there is not a break in protection. This is a feature first implemented on the RustStop® RS-5 vehicle systems which have 2 channels, but it is even more important on the RSi due to the greater size of the equipment being protected. Acts as an electronic corrosion inhibitor and electronic rust inhibitor.
• Protects up to 200m2 of Steel per system
The increased number of anodes means more steel can be protected by each RSi system. Each anode can protect up to approximately 12m2 giving total protection to about 200m2 of steel per RSi system.
• RSi is a modular electronic rust protecto
For applications which need protection of more than 200m2 of steel, then multiple RSi systems can be connected in series.
• Anodes corrode and replaced after 2 years
Rust that would have formed on the steel of the equipment is now transferred onto the anodes as corrosion.
Rust needs free-electrons to form. The strong positive charge on the Anodes (Rust Magnets™) attract the negative free-electrons away from the structure and they now corrode rather than the steel.
Any steel contains millions of free-electrons which are negatively charged and move around in the metal due to positive and negative charge differences caused mainly by impurities in the steel.
These small charge differences (normally around 1 volt) act almost like a magnet, and so the negative free-electrons are attracted toward and accumulate at the positive points.
When these free-electrons are exposed to oxygen and moisture, a reaction occurs and they are lost from the steel. This reaction is known as oxidation or RUST.
RustStop® RSi outputs a positive charge onto the Anodes (Rust Magnets™), approximately 50 times greater than that between the impurity and iron atoms. The iron and impurity atoms are now effectively all negatively charged in relation to the strong positive charge on the Rust Magnets™ and so the free-electrons are attracted toward the Anodes (Rust Magnets™).
The Anodes (Rust Magnets™) now corrode rather than the steel structure.
• Air conditioning units
• Marine equipment
• Stair cases
RSi – Industrial System (Six Channel)
|Input Voltage :||220/240 Volt AC|
|Current Drawn under DRY Conditions :||< 0.060A|
|Current Drawn under WET Conditions :||< 0.350A|
|Current Drawn under Low Supply Voltage :||< 0.006A|
|Ground :||(-) Negative (GREEN)|
|Housing :||High Grade ABS Plastic|
|Weight Complete :||Approx. 1,450 Kilograms|
|Number of Channels :||6|
|Max Anodes per Channel :||3 in Series|
|Number of Anodes :||18|
|Output Voltage :||> +45 Volts|
|Anode Wire :||Not supplied*|
|Approximate Coverage :||200m2|
ANODE WIRE SPECIFICATIONS
Due to the weight of wiring and variation in what is required per installation, there is no anode wire charged for or supplied with the system. Normally 100m is more than sufficient, however more may be needed for larger structures. As a minimum, the following wire specifications should be used but higher quality wire can be used in very extreme conditions (e.g. silcone insulation, stainless steel conductor core).
Minimum Wire Specifictaions:
Multi Strand Panel Flex wire
Size: 0.75mm square
Voltage Rating 500V
Nominal Current Rating 3A
Strand No x Diameter: 14 x 0.21
Temp.range – 10 to 80 degrees C
Insulation: Flexible grade PVC
Flexibility class 4&5
Conductor type: High Conductivity annealed copper