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Human Error as a Factor in Corrosion Failure

One of the least addressed causes of corrosion is human error. Here we'll take a look at how human error contributes to corrosion failure and what can be done to mitigate its effects.
How to Plan Facility Coatings Condition Assessments

Proper pre-planning and deciding what data to collect are essential to the efficacy and cost effectiveness of both baseline surveys and ongoing inspections for coatings asset management programs.
Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions

A new fast-cure, polymeric epoxy-based emergency repair composite provides excellent adhesion without intensive surface preparation, grit blasting, or removal of moisture, oil, or salt contaminants, and can be applied even under water.
Controlling Corrosion in Electronic Devices

The careful selection of coatings and substrate materials based on the service exposure of electrical equipment and controls can improve the reliability and cost effectiveness of the entire system. Learn how to prevent corrosion in electrical systems.
Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings

Pumps, valves, impellers, and fittings are highly susceptible to several types of corrosion, including erosion, galvanic, pitting and cavitation corrosion.
Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention

Due to its durability and corrosion protection, metallization (thermal spraying) is an excellent protection method for structures with a long lifespan that are in contact with a water environment, such as bridges and dams.
Corrosion Prevention for Buried Pipelines

Corrosion of the internal and external surfaces of pipelines is a leading cause of buried pipeline failure, which in turn leads to huge financial losses and poses a threat to human lives. Find out how to protect buried pipes from corrosion.
Combating Sanitation System Corrosion

Sanitation corrosion is a worldwide problem that permeates through a system of moving waste to processing stations, often ending with water reclamation. As these systems become outdated, we need cost-effective, long-term repair and protection solutions.
Corrosion Electrochemistry: The 6 Electrochemical Reactions Involved in Corrosion

Corrosion electrochemistry is a crucial aspect of truly understanding and preventing corrosion. Learn more about it here.
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, transportation and transit storage.
Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues

Addressing concrete floor moisture begins with proper design, curing and surface preparation. Testing for moisture content and identifying its source are very important steps toward controlling moisture within the concrete.
Soluble Salts and Coating Performance

Due to the potential for soluble salts to reduce coating performance, testing the substrate for the presence of these salts should be considered a requirement of the project specification to prevent corrosion.
Aviation Coatings for Corrosion Prevention

Corrosive deterioration of the critical surfaces of aircraft can come in the way of ensuring a reliable and safe operational performance. If the corrosion is not detected and prevented in time, it can endanger human lives.
Introduction to Electroplating Interview with Jane Debbrecht

Jane Debbrecht discusses the electroplating process, how it is used in industry, and the benefits it has over other corrosion prevention techniques.
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 this article.
Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed

Zinc is widely used in the oil & gas industry, but its safety is being called into question by regulators and the industry, especially for subsea bolting with cathodic protection.
Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms

Marine and offshore platform applications are critical assets of national importance. With regard to anticorrosion coatings, there are certain steps to take to ensure their effective and economical use.
How a Liquid Nylon Coating Can Help Create an Impervious, Pinhole-Free Coating Barrier

A liquid nylon coating makes an excellent barrier for demanding applications in the aviation, marine and automotive industries.
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 you can prevent corrosion by considering certain factors when buying equipment.
A Two-Step Solution to the High Cost of Corrosion Under Insulation

The direct and indirect costs of corrosion under insulation (CUI) are substantial. Aging infrastructure contributes to the total cost. A two-step solution provides a corrosion protection alternative to hydrophobic coatings for pipes.
The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation

An understanding of how cracks form and propagate enables us to design safer and more reliable structures at a lower cost.
High Pressure Fastener Coating Practices Under Fire: Ian MacMoy Speaks Out

Ian MacMoy, an expert on pressure bolt coatings for aggressive corrosion environments, speaks out against oversizing nut threads to accommodate thick bolt coatings, a common practice banned by the standards for bolts that secure high pressure and load.
A Look at High Nitrogen Stainless Steels

High nitrogen stainless steels are an increasingly suitable substitute for nickel. Nitrogen can improve corrosion resistance and the strength of stainless steels.
Testing For Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Pipelines

Maintaining pipeline integrity is crucial in the oil & gas industry. When pipeline defects are detected, or pipeline failures occur, understanding the cause of these events is of utmost importance. Here we look at microbiologically influenced corrosion.
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 of protective coatings and reduces downtime surprises. First in a series.
8 Fundamentals of a Good Coatings Program

From understanding operating conditions to managing data and planning maintenance, here are best practices that are required to effectively manage coatings assets.
The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials

A problem that civil engineers currently face is corrosion of the steel reinforcements commonly found in aging infrastructure. Recent research examines how corrosion affects the shear strength of construction materials such as reinforced concrete.
Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility

Discover the mechanical properties of metals used for construction materials and how corrosion influences the metal’s internal structure.
Case Study: Offshore Platform Implements Faster, Safer Corrosion Monitoring Tools

In this case study, oil and gas offshore facility operators confront the high cost and safety issues associated with retrieving corrosion monitoring and chemical injection equipment from their pipelines.
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A pinhole is a pore-like penetration that is present in paints and coatings due to the entrapment of moisture, air, solvents or other fluids. The presence of Read more

A capacitor is an electronic device that stores electrostatic energy. It is composed of two conducting metallic plates separated by an insulating material. Read more
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