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Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion


Water/wastewater infrastructure corrosion expert, Ron Bianchetti, discusses a 2014 study examining how coagulants used in drinking water processing contribute to the...

Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance


A case study on a protective coating solution for a hydraulic pump at a water elevation plant in Portugal. Eight months after coating installation, energy consumption by...

Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification


In writing coating specifications, it is essential to understand and include all of the limiting conditions at a specific site where maintenance painting is to be done.

What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion


A lack of effective corrosion prevention could be a main cause for the failure of the metallic pipes used for the water system. This article examines the failure rates...

Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control


This article reviews the problems and best-practice solutions to achieving good marine coating specifications, while ensuring the performance of coatings through...

Tips for Running Coating Projects in Winter


Applying industrial coatings in cold weather can present a number of technical and safety challenges for asset owners and coating application personnel. The co-founder...

Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection


A world-class corrosion expert discusses the 'gold standard' coating system for proven corrosion protection and color resilience—the key issues that affect coating...

Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs


Popularized in modern architectural designs, geodesic dome roofs also cover storage tanks in the oil & gas, chemical and water treatment industries. They are susceptible...

The Key Causes of System-Dependent Corrosion in Piping Systems


A combination of factors can cause system-dependent corrosion in a piping system. Learn more about them here.

3 Truths About Titanium Dioxide Corrosion Prevention


Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is one of the most widely investigated and tested metal oxides due to its desirable properties, relatively low cost and exceptional performance....

Why Are My Insulation Surface Temperatures Out of Spec?


Designing the thermal insulation for a piping system involves issues such as thermal shift, safe-to-touch temperatures and using the appropriate flat vs. round ASTM test...

Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures


In determining the role of soluble salts in coating failures, both the physical and chemical aspects of delamination must be considered. Check out the five key factors...

Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved


The authors expose the roles that standards, and paint company guidelines and recommendations play in the confusion over how coating inspectors should determine whether...

9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating


Essential topics to keep in mind when performing surface preparation and applying a marine coating. Although targeted at vessels, also applies to stationary assets such...

Defining Client Objectives for Coatings Specification


A protective coatings and engineering expert discusses the importance of defining client objectives in a design basis document early in the life of a project, regardless...

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What are the different Xylan coatings and how do I decide which is best?


Xylan is an industrial dry film lubricant consisting primarily of one or more fluoropolymers including polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), perfluoroalkoxy alkane (PFA) and...

What is a biofilm and how does it contribute to microbiologically induced corrosion?


Biofilms are deposits of biological origin that form on surfaces such as the inside walls of pipes, process vessels, storage tanks, condensers and pumps. (Corrosion in...

What is the significance of the high temperature range when considering corrosion under insulation (CUI)?


Corrosion under insulation (CUI), like other forms of corrosion, is electrochemical in nature and therefore is significantly influenced by the temperature of the...

How can leaks in oil and gas pipelines promote microbiologically influenced corrosion?


Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is a perennial problem for pipelines used to process and transport petroleum products.The challenge for the oil and gas...

What is the process behind identifying microbiologically influenced corrosion in water pipelines?


There are several approaches that can be used to identify microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) in pipelines.Corrosion monitoring using coupons in a bypass rack...

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