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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...

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This week's stories take a look at breakthroughs in powder metallurgy, a new corrosion-resistant valve that keeps oil and gas personnel safe from fires, and a NASA...

An Overview of Cathodic Protection Potential Measurement


Learn about cathodic protection potential measurement, a method used to determine the adequacy of a cathodic protection system by comparing the measured potential with...

Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention


Electrochemical reactions on the internal surfaces of gas pipelines can result in corrosion and, ultimately, gas leaks, fires and explosions. Here we look at the...

Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation


During the installation of pipelines with multilayer coating systems, it is not uncommon for delamination to occur in the cutback area of the girth weld. We will take a...

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This week's stories take a look at several failures that were caused by corrosion and some new corrosion prevention improvements such as coatings and material...

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.

Guided Wave Ultrasonic Testing for Non-piggable Pipelines


Guided wave ultrasonic testing (GWUT) is a viable alternative for pipelines considered to be non-piggable because they are located in hard-to-reach areas where launching...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster


In 1974, a chemical plant in Flixborough, England exploded, resulting in multiple deaths and millions of dollars in damages. This disaster could have been prevented, if...

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.

corrosion news


This week's stories take a look at several failures that were caused by corrosion and some new corrosion prevention improvements such as nanomaterials and coatings.

A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It


A renowned corrosion expert, author and past president of NACE International recounts one of the most challenging coating failures he witnessed during his long career,...

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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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