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An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices


Corrosion in welded joints is caused by a combination of manufacturing and metallurgical factors, including deficient weldment design, poor welding practice and residual...

Video: When to Use Impressed Current Cathodic Protection


Impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) is necessary when stray electrical currents threaten to corrode metal equipment. This video explains the whole process.

corrosion news


This week's stories highlight the CORROSION 2020 event, nuclear waste storage containers and new products, including a redesign of a popular aluminum wheel and a marine...

The Science of Anti-Corrosion Thin Films


Since the early 1900s, thin films have been explored for corrosion protection of metals. Through many decades of development, the thin films of today offer a range of...

IoT for Corrosion Monitoring in the Oil and Gas Industry


IoT uses electronic sensors connected directly to assets to gather and report critical information to remote locations. This permits continuous, real-time and accurate...

Polyurea Coating Spotlight with Kyle Flanagan


Polyurea coatings expert, Kyle Flanagan, discusses new market developments, construction projects using polyurea systems, new standards and best practices in this...

corrosion news


This week's stories highlight the status of a corroded bridge in England, exciting developments for robotic corrosion inspection and pipeline inspection methods, turning...

Remote Corrosion Monitoring Systems in the Oil and Gas Industry


Companies use remote corrosion monitoring systems to prevent pipelines and other plant equipment from failing in the field. Discover where these systems are the most...

The Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking


While corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking can occur under different circumstances, they are part of the same continuum. Together, these two mechanisms have...

The 5 Most Important Considerations when Selecting Internal Tank Linings


When selecting a tank liner, the number of options available can be nearly unmanageable. However, by considering some key points, the choices can be narrowed down...

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This roundup features stories about several emergencies caused by corrosion such as an ammonia pipeline rupture and a university apartment evacuation. Also highlighted...

An Overview of Alkyd Resins


Alkyd-based paints have been a dominant product in the protective coating market since the 1930s. Find out more about alkyd resins in this excerpt from the ASM Handbook...

10 Things to Know About Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Corrosion


Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) materials possess the advantage of a very high specific strength coupled with very low weight. However, galvanic activity remains...

Stopping Rust in Bolted Systems


In harsh salt or chemical environments, bolting systems are often the first to corrode. What mechanisms cause this rapid deterioration and how can operators protect...

corrosion news


This week's stories highlight the root cause of a pipeline explosion in Philadelphia. Also in this edition, we cover new coatings, deicing alternatives to road salt, and...

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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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