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Welcome to our first news roundup! This week's stories include new innovations, market growth and pressure around increased regulations in the pipeline industry.

How to Get Started in a Career as a Materials Scientist


Students interested in pursuing a career in this field must possess a natural aptitude for science and mathematics. Additionally, qualities such as analytical skills,...

polyethylene plastic bag for VCI


Volatile corrosion inhibitors (VCIs) are used to provide corrosion protection to metal components in enclosed areas during long-term storage or shipping. They work by...

A Look at Corrosion Barrier Linings for Internal Corrosion Protection


A discussion of alternative barrier linings and coating systems for protecting process vessels and storage tanks from corrosion and erosion, taking into account the...

An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants


Conditions beyond the ability of mineral lubricants (i.e., oils and greases) require solid dry film lubricants, which reduce friction and prevent wear and tear as well...

A Day in the Work Life of a Corrosion Engineer


As a corrosion engineer, Peter plays a major role in the engineering division of his company. On a typical workday, he plans, organizes and supervises corrosion...

Understanding Pitting Corrosion to Prevent Catastrophic Failures


Pitting corrosion, although relatively small in size, can result in catastrophic failures in a variety of structures. Its unpredictability and difficult detection make...

Top 4 Tips for Entry-level Corrosion Engineers


The top four tips (mentoring, asking questions, continued professional development, teamwork) that entry-level corrosion engineers can use to gain the experience...

Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist


With proper consideration, corrosion can be limited and even prevented almost entirely. There are many different ways that the risk of corrosion can be reduced. This...

engineers meeting pipes


Behind the technical reason for a failure, there resides a lack of technical curiosity, a search for the truth and, ultimately, a lack of consensus.

How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures


Pitfalls often plague the success of coatings application projects, resulting in costly premature failures across numerous industries. We examine some solutions.

Corrosion Resistance in Reinforced Concrete Structures


Although steel reinforcement is embedded in the concrete, it is still vulnerable to corrosion. This corrosion deteriorates the bars and reduces the overall load carrying...

The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance


Two leading marine coating experts illustrate how to assess and control a myriad of painting process variables using a simple control chart showing the impact of...

How Hydrophilic Coatings Are Effectively Protecting Against Copper Corrosion in High Temperature and Salty Environments


Copper it is not hydrophilic, making it unsuitable for some applications in hot, humid or salty environments. Various surface treatment methods and coatings are being...

The Composition of a Paint Coating


A coating is a substance spread over a surface to provide protection or to serve decorative purposes. Here's an overview of paint coatings, particularly industrial...

Experts


How can I determine the endurance limit of steel and how does it get measured properly?


Fatigue is defined as the damage that occurs in a material due to the repetitive application of loads that may be substantially below its yield point. Most engineering...

What are the benefits of using refractory metals?


Refractory metals are a classification of metallic elements that possess properties that make them more durable and resilient than other standard metals. While the...

How can I avoid galvanic corrosion?


Galvanic corrosion is a destructive electrochemical process that occurs when dissimilar metals are in direct or indirect contact with each other with an electrolyte...

What are the different Xylan coatings and how do I decide which is best?


Xylan is an industrial dry film lubricant consisting primarily of one or more fluoropolymers including polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), perfluoroalkoxy alkane (PFA) and...

What is a biofilm and how does it contribute to microbiologically induced corrosion?


Biofilms are deposits of biological origin that form on surfaces such as the inside walls of pipes, process vessels, storage tanks, condensers and pumps. (Corrosion in...

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