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How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation


Here we offer a proven way to remove what is known and documented to be a leading cause of premature coating failures — soluble salt contamination.

The 4 Best Nondestructive Inspection Methods for Corrosion Under Insulation


The advantages and limitations of four of the best nondestructive inspection methods for corrosion under insulation (CUI) in pipelines are examined.

7 Best Methods for Detecting Leaks in Pressure Vessels


Pressure vessels may become unusable if leaks are present and the internal pressure decays. It is critical that pressure vessels remain sealed and there are no leaks...

Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained


Variation in environmental conditions tends to create conditions ideal for the formation of differential aeration cells in the zone of aeration and lead to corrosion of...

10 Best Ways to Prevent Gusset Plate Corrosion


Gusset plate corrosion can cause a reduction in load carrying capability and ultimately lead to a collapse of the structure. Steps should be taken to address the types...

Why One Insulation Material Does Not Fit All Applications


Johns Manville Industrial Insulation Group explains why there isn’t a single insulation on the market today that will provide optimal performance in all conditions.

CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings


If you have a controlled environment, you’re much more capable of controlling (and thus optimizing) the quality with which a coating is applied—right? Nothing could be...

Your Comprehensive Guide to Waterproofing with Bituminous Paint


Bituminous coatings are effective at waterproofing and protecting various substrates, particularly metal, from the adverse effects of corrosion. Its efficient barrier...

The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry


Even though pipelines are one of the safest and most reliable forms of energy transportation, there is a long history of pipeline failures that have helped shape...

CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service


Monica Chauviere, an expert in the field of corrosion under insulation (CUI), reviews a white paper on the 'Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service' and discusses...

The Mining Industry's Fight Against Corrosion


One of the biggest and most costly reasons for equipment to go non-functional or mining production to stop is corrosion. If a mining company is experiencing growth, then...

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...

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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...

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...

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