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What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry?


Quality control on a job site is often standardized by regulatory agencies in a way that makes it completely objective, and hence measurable. Here are some of the key...

Pitting Corrosion in Oil and Gas Wells and Pipelines


The hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide gases responsible for pitting are most commonly encountered in the oil and gas sector. For this reason it is essential that the...

Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field


In his 60 years in the corrosion business, Louis D. Vincent has become an icon of integrity and leadership. In this interview, he tells us how he got his start in the...

The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings


Powder coatings offer advantages over liquid coatings for appropriate applications. Quality coating depositions can be made rapidly and safely with less risk to the...

Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines


Alan Kehr provides some guidance and perspective on an article published in Pipeline and Gas Journal: “Fusion-bonded Epoxy’s Effects on Cathodic Disbondment.” Kehr...

How Hot Shortness and Welding Affect Corrosion in Metals


Hot shortness is a welding defect that can cause cracking of the metal surface as it cools. These cracks can serve as breeding grounds for the formation of several types...

Installation Methodology for Compliant Composite Repairs


The proper installation of composite repairs to corroded piping or equipment requires special training and application methods.

Top 5 Applications for Ceramic Coatings


The versatility of ceramic coatings makes them a viable alternative to traditional organic paints. In some cases, ceramic coatings offer several protective properties...

Designing & Testing a New ISO/ASTM-Compliant Composite Repair Solution


An affordable, new standards-compliant composite repair system consists of a thermoset epoxy resin reinforced by a hybrid carbon/glass fiber wrap for application onto...

An Introduction to the Root Causes of CUI with Monica Chauviere


Misconceptions abound regarding corrosion under insulation (CUI). From imperfect coatings and wet insulation dynamics, to design flaws that trap water, the proper...

All About Pitting Corrosion


Pitting corrosion, although relatively small in size, can result in catastrophic failures in a variety of structures. Its unpredictability and difficult detection make...

Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating


Every corrosion, abrasion, or erosion issue can present its own unique set of problems and associated solutions, each bearing its own merit. This is where in situ...

Corrosion Resistant Composite and Cured-in-Place Pipe


Corrosion happens in water, waste and industrial usage lines. Using a corrosion resistant cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liner to repair the damage allows workers to repair...

4 Types of Tests that Measure the Strength of a Coating


Testing the mechanical properties (e.g., adhesive strength) of a coating is one of the best ways to ensure that the coating in question can handle the environmental and...

Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues


Addressing concrete floor moisture begins with proper design, curing and surface preparation. Testing for moisture content and identifying its source are very important...

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Will using wet abrasive blasting instead of dry eliminate dust?


Firstly, before we answer this question it is important to clear up a common misconception. There is no such thing as a 100% dustless surface preparation method. (For...

What do I need to consider when it comes to applying high solids coatings?


High solids coatings can offer numerous advantages when compared to solvent-based coatings. Some of these advantages include better durability, faster drying times and...

How can you avoid flash rust during wet blasting?


Flash rust is defined as the corrosion that occurs on the surface of a metal shortly after any wet method of surface preparation. This type of rusting typically occurs...

How can I determine what blast pressure is best for my application?


The blast pressure directly determines the velocity of the blast media through the blasting nozzle, and therefore the impact force on the substrate.While there are a...

What is a plural component protective coating and what is it used for?


Plural component protective coatings, as the name suggests, are coatings that are made up of separate elements that are combined prior to application. High solid...

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