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Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines


We spoke to fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) expert, Alan Kehr, about specifying this material for high-temperature pipelines.

Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities


Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) is the root cause of many of the petrochemical industry’s problems including forced shutdowns and lost production. Fast curing...

How Hybrid Cathodic Protection Systems Are Being Used to Protect Reinforced Concrete


A hybrid anode system that combines the elements of realkalization, cathodic protection and galvanic protection can be used as a protection system for the concrete...

Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection


Nanotechnology coatings are making their way into many industry sectors including automotive, aviation, maritime and construction. This article explores these promising...

University Building Galvanized to Face the Future


The University of Melbourne has renovated the Arts faculty building with a galvanized louvered façade. Galvanization protects the steel from corrosion and adds to the...

Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings


Properly applied, a single-coat inorganic zinc silicate (IZS) coating provides one of the most durable and cost-effective coating systems available will provide many...

5 Things to Know and Understand About Titanium Corrosion


Titanium is best regarded for two characteristics in particular: excellent corrosion resistance and a relatively high strength-to-density ratio. In its unalloyed form,...

The Root Causes of Today's Multifactorial Concrete Problems


A defect or problem in an existing reinforced concrete structure is multifactorial and often stems from obscure reasons. A proper root cause analysis that must be...

Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable


The steady decline in the quality of today’s piping products means the potential of serious corrosion problems, often despite all the precautionary measures taken. Read...

The 8 Most Common Forms of Metal Corrosion


All corrosion is not equal. The type of corrosion is dependent mainly on the surrounding environment and the composition of the exposed metal. A understanding of the...

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...

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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...