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Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem


Drinking water travels through metallic pipes. The corrosion rate depends upon dissimilar metals used in pipes and water parameters such as dissolved oxygen levels, pH...

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This week's stories take a look at developments in nanomaterial technology, a city’s corroded drinking water tanks, and a new inspection method to monitor corrosion on...

Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification


Safety should be a primary consideration in any coating specification, because everyone involved in a coating project has the right to return home at the end of the day...

Understanding Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals: Why You Should Understand These Key Differences


Ferrous metals contain iron while non-ferrous metals do not. This minor difference, however, gives each type of metal distinct characteristics (magnetism, oxidation,...

IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think


From edge treatment to salt removal, the requirements for applying single-coat inorganic zinc silicate (IOZ) coatings are not difficult for specification writers,...

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This week's stories take a look at a serious finding involving corrosion and airplane landing gear components, a tragic pipeline explosion in rural Kentucky, and a...

Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications


Common disputes on coating application projects often originate in the coating specification. When the specification is unclear, it can lead to conflicts about what is...

Why Pigging Out Is A-OK When It Comes to Cleaning Pipelines


This article examines pipeline operational pigging for internal corrosion prevention, including requirements, pig types, pig selection, frequency of operation and...

Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance


When examining why marine coatings fail, the industry commonly assumes the cause lies in substandard surface preparation or paint application mistakes. According to this...

Understanding Aluminum Corrosion


A look at the chemical nature of aluminum and aluminum corrosion, aluminum oxide film formation, and the uses of aluminum, aluminum oxide and aluminum alloys.

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This week's stories take a look at several new exciting coating developments including wax coatings, graphene coatings, and even mango leaf coatings! We also talk about...

Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces


Pitting corrosion is a dangerous form of deterioration. It can be prevented by choosing metals with appropriate pitting corrosion resistance and by protecting the...

An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings


Pipeline corrosion—and the related catastrophic failures that it can cause—cost billions of dollars to the economy each year. Here's how it happens and the preventive...

The Characteristics of and Applications for Fluoropolymer Coatings


Fluoropolymer coatings have a combination of desirable properties, including weatherability and corrosion barrier protection. They have found applications in numerous...

Multi-Technique Pipeline Corrosion Monitoring


Individual corrosion monitoring techniques can be misleading and indicate no corrosion or only one type of corrosion. Here, we take a look at why a multi-technique...

Experts


Does zinc rust?


The short to the question is, yes. Zinc does rust. Like all metals, zinc corrodes when exposed to air and moisture. However, this element does not rust like most other...

What are the key benefits to using non-intrusive inspections on the condition of pressure equipment?


It is essential to perform regular inspections on pressure equipment to ensure that their mechanical and structural integrity meet safety and performance standards....

How can I convert the corrosion rate between the mils per year and the metric equivalent millimeter per year (mm/y), and why does this matter?


A corrosion rate conversion is a technique to change the measurement units of a given corrosion rate to another unit for comparison purposes or a specific engineering...

Can laser scanning be used for corrosion assessment with corrosion under insulation?


Laser scanning (profilometry) is a relatively new technique used for nondestructive testing and evaluation of numerous structures. It involves using laser technology to...

How do self-healing metal oxides protect against corrosion?


Self-healing metal oxide is a term used to describe a special category of metal oxides that are known to exhibit extraordinary corrosion resistance. This term was coined...

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