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7 Things to Know About Flash Rust


Flash rust occurs with any type of wet, abrasive blasting or surface preparation using water. Understanding how it forms is essential to preventing it.

The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings


Internal and external pipeline coatings play key roles to prevent oil and natural gas pipelines from coming into contact with corrosive media. The service life of the...

Why Do Two Dissimilar Metals Cause Corrosion?


Contact between dissimilar metals can be detrimental and result in bimetallic corrosion (also known as galvanic corrosion). This type of corrosion occurs when certain...

Corrosion Identification and Control in Crude Oil Refineries


The refining of crude oil into usable products is a complex process with many opportunities for corrosion to gain a foothold. The presence of sulfur compounds, oxygen...

6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength


Tensile, compressive, fatigue, torsion, nick break and creep tests are six important procedures used to measure the strength of a material.

Why is Stainless Steel Corrosion Resistant?


Stainless steel is known for its corrosion resistance in many environments in which carbon and low-alloy tool steels would corrode. Find out what makes it corrosion...

An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement


Hydrogen embrittlement is the result of the absorption of hydrogen by susceptible metals, resulting in the loss of ductility and reduction of load-bearing capability....

Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion


Pickling and passivation are chemical treatments applied to the surface of stainless steel to remove contaminants and assist the formation of a continuous chromium-oxide...

Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion


Corrosion issues arise on outdoor public art and bronze sculptures from time to time that require investigation and remedial actions to be taken as advised by...

Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel without Hot Work or Drainage


A leaking seawater vessel needed repair of both thin and through-wall defects. A unique combination of materials and methods allowed an ASME-compliant repair to be...

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...

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