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An Introduction to the Galvanic Series: Galvanic Compatibility and Corrosion


When metals are incorrectly combined and exposed to water and other types of electrolytes, the effects can be very harmful. Find out more about the galvanic series and...

3 Essential Types of Material Destructive Tests


Tensile, toughness and fatigue destructive testing provides valuable information for determining the suitability of a material in a component or structure.

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...

What is the Difference Between Strength and Toughness?


For structural components exposed to fatigue conditions, designers must be concerned with both the strength and the toughness. Find out what the difference is between...

How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion


Metals such as steel are prone to corrosion. Here we examine the science behind the metallic coatings that protect against corrosion.

When is a Paint Dry?


The seemingly simple question of “When is a paint dry?” may appear as exciting as watching paint dry, but in fact shows some complications that can arise with...

Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad?


Proper attention to surface preparation is essential to achieve a robust bond between repair materials and the existing concrete substrate. Only a strong bond will lead...

Detecting and Treating Uniform Corrosion in Aircraft


Accidents caused by corrosion alone are very few, but uniform corrosion can accelerate structural failure when combined with other damage mechanisms.

Tips for Success in Conducting External Corrosion Direct Assessments


These helpful practices allow pipeline operators to get the most out of their External Corrosion Direct Assessments by isolating integrity risks before corrosion results...

Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A
Failure analysis report


It’s natural to want to understand how something went wrong, but focusing on how to fix the problem is often a more effective - and efficient - approach.

What is Coatings Asset Management? Terry Greenfield Q&A


In an exclusive interview, corrosion expert Terry Greenfield defines Coatings Asset Management and how it informs better maintenance decisions, extends the service life...

OTC 2015 an Industry Power Show Despite Low Oil Prices


Despite this year's low oil prices, the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference was still considered a success. Here's a quick overview of the event.

Potential Causes of Corrosion in Pre-combustion and Hydrogen Production Process Plants


The elevated temperatures and high pressure found in the pre-combustion hydrogen production process along with the presence of corrosive gases accelerates the corrosion...

Why it’s a Mistake to Reuse Old Coating Specs: Lou Vincent Q&A


An exclusive interview with international coatings expert Lou Vincent about a common spec writing error that can result in premature coating failures and put assets at...