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Stainless Steel Hardware Protects Against Zinc Contamination

At LayerZero Power Systems, we understand the importance of protecting critical electronic components from corrosion and other sources of damage. That's why we offer stainless steel hardware as an option on all of our power distribution equipment.

Galvanized metal surfaces, which are commonly used to protect metal structures and electronic components from corrosion, can sometimes develop microscopic metallic filaments called "Zinc whiskers." These filaments can grow to millimeters in length and can become airborne, contaminating equipment and causing short circuits if they bridge electrical conductors.

Zinc-plated hardware, such as nuts, bolts, washers, and screws, can be a source of zinc whiskers in data centers. This can be particularly problematic in high-density data centers, where even a single short circuit can cause catastrophic failures.

To help reduce the presence of zinc in data centers, LayerZero offers stainless steel hardware as an alternative to zinc-plated hardware. Stainless steel is a highly durable and corrosion-resistant material that is ideal for use in high-density data center environments.

By utilizing stainless steel hardware, our customers can help protect against the risk of zinc whiskers and other sources of contamination in their critical electronic systems. Contact us today to learn more about our stainless steel hardware options and how they can help ensure the reliability and safety of your power distribution equipment.