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This week’s stories highlight a nuclear power plant that completed repairs to corroded equipment, corrosion-induced vehicle recalls, a bridge collapse and 3D-printed...

Ice Pigging: The Benefits to Using This Icy Pipe Cleaning Method


Benefits of ice pigging include reduced water use, shorter disruptions, less downtime, lower probability of pipe damage, and minimal environmental impact compared to...

Come Write For Corrosionpedia: An Exciting Opportunity is Waiting


With so many qualified corrosion engineers, technicians, technologists, specialists and more looking for new trade opportunities, Corrosionpedia is offering a great...

Understanding the 3 Types of Tensile Strength


The three types of tensile strengths are yield, ultimate, and fracture strength. Each of these mechanical properties defines the various behavioral stages that a...

Corrosion and Electrical Interference in Buried Metallic Structures


Electrical interference is a threat that accelerates corrosion in buried metallic structures such as pipelines, tanks and vessels. Interference sources include cathodic...

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This week's stories highlight robots that power themselves through corrosive reactions, another COVID-19 delay for an industry conference, graphene coatings on copper...

The Anatomy of a Coating Failure


Rarely does a coating fail because of only one contributing factor. Rather, it is usually two or more factors working in conjunction that cause a coating to fail on a...

The Dangers of Pipeline Flange Corrosion and What to Do About It


Corroded flanges can result in containment loss and leaks. The most common corrosion prevention methods revolve around proper sealing of the flange face and electrical...

Ultrasonic Crack Inspection: How to Avoid Pipeline Failures


Ultrasonic technology uses sound waves to detect cracks and other pipeline defects. The early identification of these cracks is essential to preventing leaks, which can...

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This week's stories highlight virtual classroom training and certification during the COVID-19 pandemic, Amsterdam’s efforts to battle corrosion in some of its...

Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms


Marine and offshore platform applications are critical assets of national importance. With regard to anticorrosion coatings, there are certain steps to take to ensure...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity


Rhodium is a precious rare metal, distinguished for its excellent corrosion resistance, high temperature stability, durability and reflectance. It is a rare metal of the...

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This week's stories highlight postponement of the CORROSION 2020 event, corrosion in both oil & gas lines and sewage lines, and a new hydrophobic coating that repels...

QUIZ: Pipeline Crack Inspection (15 Questions to Test Your Knowledge)


The integrity of pipeline networks is threatened by cracks and other defects generated during manufacturing, installation and operation of the system. Nondestructive...

Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2)


Increasing surface roughness depth does not always ensure good coating adhesion. Here, we consider how adhesion ultimately depends on not only the energy that is used to...

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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...

How does ultrasonic technology accurately detect corrosion and metal loss in pipeline systems?


Ultrasonic is a term used to describe the range of sound waves that possess frequencies higher than that of audible human hearing. Ultrasonic testing (UT), therefore,...

How and why should I measure the strength of a protective coating?


Modern industrial processes continue to place heavy demands on tools, equipment and structures. As a result, the protective coatings used to shield these assets must be...

How should I choose between a polyurethane and an epoxy coating on concrete floors?


There is no shortage of options when it comes to concrete floor coatings, which are generally used to protect concrete floors from excessive wear and damage. Two of the...

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