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Electrical lines in a utility right-of-way.

AC induced corrosion of buried pipelines can occur due to placing electrical utilities in a common right of way. Fortunately there are ways to reduce...

Old rusty corroded process vessel chemical tank

The proper design to minimize corrosion is as important as the selection of materials. In many structures, a lack of design consideration given to corrosion co

Inspection of a gas turbine engine.

Hot corrosion is a concern in gas turbines that can lead to a failure, but can be detected and prevented by material selection, protective coatings and...

Temporary Corrosion Protection During Storage, Transportation and Handling

Preventing temporary corrosion is an essential strategy for winning the battle against material loss due to deterioration of metals during manufacturing stages

Portable Raman spectrometer.

Many techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and x-ray diffraction (XRD) can be employed to provide vital information about corrosion products.

Flange Corrosion Repair & Protection: Isolating the Sealing Face

Flanges and valves collectively continue to be a major source of hydrocarbon leaks and releases, according to HSE guidance. For flange repairs, major oil & gas

Looking at corrosion mitigation planning

Although industry experts don’t expect any revolutionary advances in corrosion mitigation technology in 2021, developments and improvements to existing...

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

Paper mill with stainless steel process vessels.

Austenitic stainless steels are susceptible to caustic cracking. We discuss environments where this is common, how to identify it, and how to prevent it.

Scale in old water pipe components.

Municipal drinking water pipes are susceptible to corrosive scale and lead leaching from the pipe walls. A scale analysis can determine the extent of...

Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems

In order to ensure corrosion control of underground or submerged metallic structures, periodic function testing and troubleshooting of applied cathodic protect

Distillation units of oil refinery plant.

Crude oil isn't corrosive, but some of the impurities commonly found in it are. Find out what those components are, and what can be done to mitigate their effe

Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills

Cathodic protection is a key method for preventing corrosion, and understanding its basic concepts is very important. Here we look at the use of specific anode

Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference?

There are two main methods for galvanizing steel: hot-dip galvanizing and cold galvanizing. This article looks at these two galvanizing methods and discusses h

Worker performing maintenance on railway railroad track.

Demand for new railroad infrastructure is increasing due to a growth in urbanization and a desire to reduce travel time, resulting in higher demand for...


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...

Are there CUI concerns for operating temperatures over 350 degrees F?

Absolutely. Corrosion under insulation (CUI) can be a serious issue for pipes and process equipment covered with thermal insulation. The corrosion range has kind of been...

Where can I find a coating that is chloride and sulfur corrosion-resistant?

Thank you very much for your inquiry. We get questions like this all the time, and they are far more complex than most people realize.First, to be clear, we are...

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