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Public Institutions' Corrosion Prevention Efforts Leave a Lot to Be Desired


The Illinois Department of Transportation (and, most likely, countless other DOTs around the country) waste time and money on their corrosion protection for bridges,...

The History and Industry Adoption of Polyurea Coating Systems


Since the early 1990s, when fast-set polyurea coatings were first introduced, the industry debate about these coatings, hybrids and polyurethane spray systems has raged.

Review of Solvent-Free Epoxy Protection for Secondary Containment Concrete


Liquid hazardous materials must be stored in such a way that if a spill or leak occurs, the material stays contained and does not contaminate the surrounding environment...

Corrosion Control Considerations in the Equipment Design Process


The design process is crucial for implementing the proper anti-corrosion measures. There are numerous factors to consider and methods that can be implemented. Find out...

View of river water in Flint, Michigan


Brown discolored water began appearing in a city’s drinking water after a change to the water supply. Further investigations revealed the water was contaminated with...

The 3 Stages of Corrosion Failure Analysis


Failure analysis allows corrosion engineers to determine why a component or piece of equipment failed and how to prevent the same type of failure in the future. Learn...

Corrosion in the News: December 16, 2019 Roundup


This week's stories take a look at a gas station that had such bad corrosion its canopy collapsed on top of cars and customers, an exciting new corrosion monitoring...

What New Materials Science Studies Suggest About Corrosion Control in the Future


New materials science research can ultimately lead to the development of better corrosion analyses, protection methods, and corrosion-resistant alloys and self-healing...

Top 5 Corrosion Threats Caused by Neglect


While corrosion is mostly considered to be the result of natural phenomena, it can also be a consequence of neglectful human behavior, such as such as improper...

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For this edition, we highlight an incident where a pedestrian was injured as the result of a corroded streetlight pole, developments in corrosion management, and...

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...

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 must be carried out...

Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues


Addressing concrete floor moisture begins with proper design, curing and surface preparation. Testing for moisture content and identifying its source are very important...

Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem


Drinking water travels through metallic pipes. The corrosion rate depends upon dissimilar metals used in pipes and water parameters such as dissolved oxygen levels, pH...

Corrosion in the News: November 18, 2019 Roundup


This week's stories take a look at corrosion of drinking water pipes, additive manufacturing and exciting developments in the corrosion resistance of 3D printed...

Experts


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...

Does zinc rust?


The short to the question is, yes. Zinc does rust. Like all metals, zinc corrodes when exposed to air and moisture. However, this element does not rust like most other...

What are the key benefits to using non-intrusive inspections on the condition of pressure equipment?


It is essential to perform regular inspections on pressure equipment to ensure that their mechanical and structural integrity meet safety and performance standards....

How can I convert the corrosion rate between the mils per year and the metric equivalent millimeter per year (mm/y), and why does this matter?


A corrosion rate conversion is a technique to change the measurement units of a given corrosion rate to another unit for comparison purposes or a specific engineering...

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