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An industrial boiler.

Technologies to improve the quality of boiler feedwater include coagulation, filtration, ion exchange, dealkalination, deaeration and reverse osmosis.

Filiform corrosion on painted aluminum.

Filiform corrosion is a form of corrosion that occurs under thin coatings, especially on aluminum and magnesium substrates. It can be detected and prevented...

Engineer analyzing corrosion products.

Discover some typical expected aqueous corrosion products for various alloys and conditions.

Coatings engineers at planning meeting.

There is a growing disconnect in the pipe coating industry between coating specification writers, engineers and ground-level coating applicators that can be...

Natural gas and petroleum pipelines.

Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) can be used to study pipeline corrosion resistance in various environments.

Process vessels storage tanks and pipes.

Epoxy phenolic alkylated amine coatings have the potential to revolutionize coating processes where high temperatures or CUI are a concern.

Pipeline with corrosion under insulation CUI

Chloride, galvanic, acidic or alkaline corrosion can cause corrosion under insulation (CUI), but there are ways to prevent the problem.

Heat treatment of pipeline welds to increase resistance to intergranular corrosion.

Intergranular corrosion (IGC) or intergranular attack (IGA) is a preferential or localized corrosion that proceeds along a metal’s grain (crystal) boundaries.

Corrosion engineer conducting a nondestructive ultrasonic test of a pipeline.

Performing a fitness for service assessment of pressure vessels in the oil and gas industry in the event of corrosion.

Photograph of metal ball bearings on carbon fiber.

The use of carbon fiber-reinforced composites is growing thanks to their high strength and light weight. This material poses new challenges in terms of mitigat

Corrosion engineer planning a solution.

For the asset owner or proprietor, a process plan is needed to find corrosion solutions for small-to-medium sized corrosion problems. The 12 steps to...

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.

5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion

Preventing galvanic corrosion involves applying countermeasures early in the design phase. Understanding the mechanisms involved in this electrochemical reacti

Boiler room equipment for heating system.

How to Avoid Chelant-Based Corrosion in a Boiler System’s Water Pipes

Rusty corroded electrical control panel.

The careful selection of coatings and substrate materials based on the service exposure of electrical equipment and controls can improve the reliability and co


Does aluminum rust?

We often use the term "rust" to mean corrosion, but these two terms do not mean the same thing.Distinguishing between Rust and CorrosionRust is a coating that...

Are there some anti-corrosion applications in which airless spraying is a bad idea?

Airless sprayers work by pumping high-pressure paints or coatings through a hose to the nozzle of the spray gun. As the paint is forced through the tip of the nozzle, it...

Why should cathodic protection and a coating be used together to protect against corrosion?

Applying a protective coating to metallic surfaces is the most effective method to mitigate corrosion damage. According to a National Association of Corrosion Engineers...

Are there any OSHA regulations that need to be taken into account when using thermal insulating coatings?

Editor's note: this question was answered in The Use of Insulation Coatings for Burn Protection, a Webinar from Corrosionpedia. See more on our Webinar page.When it...

With respect to CUI, how well do thermal insulating coatings retard the spread of corrosion?

Editor's note: this question was answered in The Use of Insulation Coatings for Burn Protection, a Webinar from Corrosionpedia. See more on our Webinar page.Thermal...

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