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Brady Safety Padlocks Corrosion Test

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Padlocks may seem like commonplace device in your facility, but the fact remains that the durability and reliability of your padlocks is a critical component to your facility’s safety. You need padlocks that will withstand harsh conditions, rough handlings and function properly for many years ahead.

To demonstrate the corrosion-resistance and durability of Brady’s padlocks, Brady conducted a corrosion test against two leading competitors’ locks.

In accordance with ASTM F883-04, Brady padlocks and the competing padlocks were permanently exposed to vaporized salt water in a test chamber; they were taken out for a few minutes every 24 hours to take photos and check their function. Afterwards, locks were put back into the chamber and the test continued until 168 hours had passed. The results measured the appearance of the padlocks, the function of the lock and shackle changes.

 

Safety Padlock Corrosion Test

Brady’s Safety Padlock is:

  • Compact and lightweight, non-conductive body
  • Variety of key possibilities (different, alike, master, grand master keyed)
  • Ideal for electrical applications, small and confined spaces

Appearance: Brady’s safety lock still looked to have an overall new appearance with only minimal salt residuals. The leading competitor’s lock had brown rust and strong oxidation along shackle and by chamber. The leading competitor’s lock also came apart at the seams, while Brady’s stayed intact.

Function: The Brady safety lock’s function was totally unaffected by salt spray test, while the leading competitor’s lock was non-functional and the key could not be removed.

*This padlock was tested against a leading competitor’s lock.

 
Steel Padlock Corrosion test

Steel Padlock Corrosion Test

Brady’s Steel Padlock:

  • Offers a reinforced laminated steel body
  • Withstands severe physical environments and industrial safety
  • Features superior corrosion resistance

Appearance: Brady’s steel lock still looked to have an overall new appearance with only minimal salt residuals. The leading competitor’s lock had brown rust and strong oxidation.

Function: Brady’s steel locks function was totally unaffected by salt spray test, while the leading competitor’s lock was nonfunctional and the key could not be removed.

*This padlock was tested against a leading competitor’s lock.

 
Aluminium Padlock Corrosion Test

Aluminum Padlock Corrosion Test

Brady’s Aluminum Padlock:

  • Offers superior corrosion resistance
  • Ideal for outdoor, industrial, safety, food & beverage applications
  • FDA approved lubricant in cylinder
  • Variety of key possibilities (different, alike, master, grand master keyed)

Appearance: Brady’s aluminum padlock still looked to have an overall new appearance with only minimal salt residuals. The leading competitors’ locks had strong oxidation from contact corrosion between the cylinder and aluminum lock body.

Shackle: Brady’s aluminum padlock has a like-new shackle with minimal corrosion. The competing padlocks had either significant rust on shackle arc and oxidation around ball bearing notches or limited corrosion on short shackle leg and ball bearing notches.

Function: Brady’s aluminum lock function was totally unaffected by salt spray test, while competing locks were non-functional and the key could not be removed.

*This padlock was tested against two leading competitor’s locks.

 
Aluminum corrosion test

Brady offers a variety of non-conductive, plastic, steel and aluminum padlocks for your lockout program.

 

Lockout Tagout Padlocks

A wide range of colors, materials and sizes to enable you to find the padlock that best fits your needs and your lockout program.

 
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