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The Basics of Cathodic Protection


The purpose of cathodic protection (CP) is to reduce the potential difference between anodes and cathodes to a small value. Here's how it works to prevent corrosion.

Metallizing 101


Metallizing is a general term used to describe the process of applying a metallic coating on the surface of an object. It involves several processes that cause the...

Important Facts You Might Not Know About Copper Patina


A basic overview of the patina layer that forms during the atmospheric corrosion of copper and its alloys. How the patina forms and how to care for valuable copper...

Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility


Discover the mechanical properties of metals used for construction materials and how corrosion influences the metal’s internal structure.

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This week we take a look at an exciting development for coating complex parts created by additive manufacturing. Also highlighted are corrosion repairs for a bridge,...

Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection


Active corrosion protection is so named because the metal’s surface is allowed to come into contact with corrosive elements while protection takes place actively.

Stress Concentration: Top 4 Tips to Reduce Stress Concentration in Machine Parts


Stress concentration reduction in machine parts usually involves providing a smooth path for stress to flow through the component. This can be achieved by several...

The Use of Cathodic Protection Coupons for Monitoring Cathodic Protection Levels


The corrosion industry is beginning to emphasize the use of cathodic protection (CP) coupons as an assessment technique to determine the CP level of a structure.

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This week we explore a new testing specification created by ASTM for rebar corrosion, two corrosion events affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and a new material...

A Look at Digital Radiography for Corrosion Inspection


Digital radiography uses X-ray radiation and is faster, safer and more efficient than conventional film radiography, thus making it an ideal corrosion inspection tool...

12 Things You Need to Know About Austenitic Stainless Steel


Austenitic stainless steels are the most popular grade among the stainless family of alloy steels and are known for their high corrosion resistance and high temperature...

Calculating Tensile Stress: Why It Needs to Be Done Now


Calculating and measuring tensile stresses are vital in predicting the behavior of various types of materials. Designers and engineers frequently use tensile parameters...

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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...

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Do soluble salts affect paint bonding fiberglass carbon fiber hulls?


The short answer to this question is yes.The presence of soluble salts, particularly sulfates and chlorides, at the paint/hull interface can have detrimental effects on...

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...

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