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Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification


An expert coatings engineer describes the international standards and procedures necessary to define environmental factors and durability requirements for a good coating...

Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane


This article provides a basic overview of the relevant differences between two protective coating products for corrosion prevention: polyurea and polyurethane.

Corrosion Prevention in Aboveground and Underground Tanks


Corrosion in aboveground and underground storage tanks (ASTs and USTs) can have devastating effects. Using corrosion resistant tank materials, coatings, cathodic...

The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions


Typical coating solutions come with risks including VOCs, HAPs and flammability, but there are new and unique solutions hitting the market that offer great protection...

Corrosion Industry Experts Share What Innovations They See on the Horizon in 2019


Find out what new innovations you should look out for this year as Corrosionpedia went to NACE Corrosion 2019 (the world’s largest conference and exposition on...

The Benefits of Thermal Insulating Coatings for Storage Tanks and Process Vessels in Storm-prone Areas


Thermal insulating coatings can help oil refineries, sugar mills, paper mills, tank farms and process vessels in storm-prone regions with an insulation solution that...

The 5 Factors of Atmospheric Corrosion


You can see its effects on flag poles, rusty bridges, monuments and buildings... find out more about the rate of atmospheric corrosion and the 5 key factors that...

Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline


Ships and offshore assets have areas with an inherently higher corrosion risk than other areas of the same structure. These areas merit special attention during their...

5 Key Questions About Corrosion in Carbon Capture Processing Plants


Corrosion in carbon capture process plants can be triggered by a number of factors such as impurities in the feed gas and the type and concentration of the amine solvent.

How to Get Started in a Career as a Materials Scientist


Students interested in pursuing a career in this field must possess a natural aptitude for science and mathematics. Additionally, qualities such as analytical skills,...

polyethylene plastic bag for VCI


Volatile corrosion inhibitors (VCIs) are used to provide corrosion protection to metal components in enclosed areas during long-term storage or shipping. They work by...

A Look at Corrosion Barrier Linings for Internal Corrosion Protection


A discussion of alternative barrier linings and coating systems for protecting process vessels and storage tanks from corrosion and erosion, taking into account the...

An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants


Conditions beyond the ability of mineral lubricants (i.e., oils and greases) require solid dry film lubricants, which reduce friction and prevent wear and tear as well...

A Day in the Work Life of a Corrosion Engineer


As a corrosion engineer, Peter plays a major role in the engineering division of his company. On a typical workday, he plans, organizes and supervises corrosion...

Understanding Pitting Corrosion to Prevent Catastrophic Failures


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

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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...

How can I determine the endurance limit of steel and how does it get measured properly?


Fatigue is defined as the damage that occurs in a material due to the repetitive application of loads that may be substantially below its yield point. Most engineering...

What are the benefits of using refractory metals?


Refractory metals are a classification of metallic elements that possess properties that make them more durable and resilient than other standard metals. While the...

How can I avoid galvanic corrosion?


Galvanic corrosion is a destructive electrochemical process that occurs when dissimilar metals are in direct or indirect contact with each other with an electrolyte...

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...

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