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Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels


Oil and gas process vessels are commonly subjected to aggressive chemicals and elevated levels of temperature and pressure. Those who manage these challenging assets...

Choosing a Fit-for-Service Lining System for Process Vessels


Most process vessels in the oil and gas industry are constructed from carbon steel, which corrodes under harsh chemical, heat and pressure environments. Choosing a...

Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection


Corrosion under insulation (CUI) causes many safety hazards in industrial facilities, many of which are prevented by using thermal insulating coatings.

Understanding and Preventing Fretting Corrosion Damage in Electrical Devices


There are a number of measures that can be taken to mitigate the effects of fretting corrosion, which fall into two approaches: fretting movement prevention and...

Who Participates in Selecting Equal Coating Products?


A major decision in every industrial or marine project is the selection of protective coatings for new-build or existing structures in particular environmental exposures...

How Thermal Insulating Coatings Can Be Used to Prevent Flood Damage


Retention areas around storage tanks can cause a problem when torrential rains cause flooding, resulting in saturated insulation and corrosion under insulation (CUI).

An Introduction to the Galvanic Series: Galvanic Compatibility and Corrosion


When metals are incorrectly combined and exposed to water and other types of electrolytes, the effects can be very harmful. Find out more about the galvanic series and...

3 Essential Types of Material Destructive Tests


Tensile, toughness and fatigue destructive testing provides valuable information for determining the suitability of a material in a component or structure.

The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance


Two leading marine coating experts illustrate how to assess and control a myriad of painting process variables using a simple control chart showing the impact of...

What is the Difference Between Strength and Toughness?


For structural components exposed to fatigue conditions, designers must be concerned with both the strength and the toughness. Find out what the difference is between...

How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion


Metals such as steel are prone to corrosion. Here we examine the science behind the metallic coatings that protect against corrosion.

When is a Paint Dry?


The seemingly simple question of “When is a paint dry?” may appear as exciting as watching paint dry, but in fact shows some complications that can arise with...

Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad?


Proper attention to surface preparation is essential to achieve a robust bond between repair materials and the existing concrete substrate. Only a strong bond will lead...

Detecting and Treating Uniform Corrosion in Aircraft


Accidents caused by corrosion alone are very few, but uniform corrosion can accelerate structural failure when combined with other damage mechanisms.

Tips for Success in Conducting External Corrosion Direct Assessments


These helpful practices allow pipeline operators to get the most out of their External Corrosion Direct Assessments by isolating integrity risks before corrosion results...

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