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Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed.

The corrosion of steel piping and its related components is a continuous and virtually unstoppable process. Here we'll look at some of the most common corrosio

Polyurea coating on a factory floor.

Polyurea coatings are preferred where other coatings fail to protect the substrate. They have the unique advantage of moisture resistance, rapid curing, and...

A worker welding stainless steel beams.

Chloride stress corrosion cracking (Cl-SCC) is the most common type of cracking of austenitic stainless steel. It has been the observed cause of metal...

Measuring the thickness of a coating.

Measurement of film thickness can be done with many different instruments. Understanding the equipment available for film thickness measurement is important fo

How to Effectively Recognize, Prevent and Treat Pitting Corrosion

Pitting corrosion can have serious implications because the cavity it bores below the surface can be both wide and deep, thus seriously affecting the load...

Photograph of metal ball bearings on carbon fiber.

The use of carbon fiber-reinforced composites is growing thanks to their high strength and light weight. This material poses new challenges in terms of mitigat

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Corrosion in the Industry News: October 19, 2020 Roundup. Welcome to the mid-October 2020 Corrosionpedia News Roundup where we…

Corrosive label

Corrosion electrochemistry is a crucial aspect of truly understanding and preventing corrosion. Learn more about it here.

Engineer inspecting a pipeline.

An electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) generates ultrasound via an electromechanical coupling, and is used to detect pipeline corrosion, cracks and...

Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea.

Polyurea is commonly used as a waterproofing sealant and corrosion-resistant coating on metals and concrete surfaces. The reasons for its...

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Corrosion in the News: October 5, 2020 Roundup. Welcome to the early October 2020 Corrosionpedia News Roundup where we…

Soluble Salts and Coating Performance

Due to the potential for soluble salts to reduce coating performance, testing the substrate for the presence of these salts should be considered a requirement

Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking

An overview of chloride, caustic and polythionic acid stress corrosion cracking is presented in…

Introduction to Electroplating Interview with Jane Debbrecht

Jane Debbrecht discusses the electroplating process, how it is used in industry, and the benefits it has over other corrosion prevention techniques.

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Corrosion in the News: September 21, 2020 Roundup. Welcome to the mid-September 2020 Corrosionpedia News Roundup where we…


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...

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) (Figure 1), perfluoroalkoxy alkane...

Do soluble salts affect paint bonding fiberglass carbon fiber hulls?

The short answer to this question is yes.The presence of soluble salts, particularly sulfates and chlorides, at the paint/hull interface can have detrimental effects on...

How can remote corrosion monitoring and IoT help companies maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic?

In the wake of the recent COVID-19 coronavirus global pandemic, many companies have been forced to close their doors as governments around the world seek to "...

What are some ways to maintain or update my technical skills during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The COVID-19 coronavirus is a worldwide concern affecting all of us, including those in the corrosion prevention and protective coatings industries. As many employees...

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