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Decommissioning Your Cathodic Protection Well


Decommissioning a deep anode well or ground bed simply by removing the surface hardware and walking away is often no longer acceptable. Learn the proper steps to take in...

Understanding Corrosion in Pumps and How to Deal With It


Even after taking all the precautionary measures, certain unexpected pump failures can still occur. Research studies say that corrosion is one of the main causes; but...

Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right


Finding the optimum blast pressure is a balancing act that entails taking into consideration the requirements of the job and the capabilities of the compressor, the...

Cathodic Protection of Earthed Tank Farms


Here we talk about the different cathodic protection system arrangements that are used for corrosion control of earthed tank farms, some of the problems that arise, and...

The Crystalline Structure of Metals


Materials are made up of a wide variety of atomic structures. However, metals in particular almost always have their atoms organized in a crystalline structure –...

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...

Cold Corrosion and a Systematic Approach to Preventing It


Systematic preventive maintenance and monitoring procedures can alleviate equipment damages due to cold corrosion in IC engines as well as boiler plants. Find out more...

Expanded Perlite Insulation: Why Hydrophobicity is Only Part of the Solution to Prevent CUI


This article, brought to you by David Shong and Jack Bittner, highlights the limitations of a hydrophobic-only approach to prevent corrosion under insulation.

What’s the Inside Scoop on Crevice Corrosion?


Crevice corrosion forms in crevices and faying surfaces between two joining metal surfaces. This article explains the factors that cause it, describe the underlying...

Blue-tinted liquid nylon multipolymer coating in use on hydraulic grounding connections.


The primary benefit of liquid nylon coatings are that they produce a flexible, tough coating that provides an impervious barrier against corrosion, friction and...

6 Ways to Measure Fluid Viscosity


Viscosity is an important fluid property that is essential for products in various industries. Dynamic viscosity and kinematic viscosity can be accurately measured using...

What Hot Summer Days Mean For Your Insulated Piping Systems


Summertime can create specific challenges for your insulated piping system. Extreme temperature swings can have a significant impact on the expected surface temperatures...

Metal bridge with corrosion being repaired


The stress concentration factor (Kt) gives a clear indication of the amount of overstress at a specified location, which is used by engineers to determine the maximum...

6 Ways to Prevent Failure Analysis Frustration


This article discusses how to work with a metallurgical lab to increase the likelihood of getting the information needed to determine the root cause of a failure and to...

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...

Experts


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 National Association of Corrosion Engineers...

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


Absolutely. The corrosion range has kind of been established from 100 to 350°F (38 to 177°C) for mild steel, and 350°F is really kind of the upper limit...

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...

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.Together...

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...