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Understanding Aluminum Corrosion


A look at the chemical nature of aluminum and aluminum corrosion, aluminum oxide film formation, and the uses of aluminum, aluminum oxide and aluminum alloys.

Guided Wave Ultrasonic Testing for Non-piggable Pipelines


Guided wave ultrasonic testing (GWUT) is a viable alternative for pipelines considered to be non-piggable because they are located in hard-to-reach areas where launching...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster


In 1974, a chemical plant in Flixborough, England exploded, resulting in multiple deaths and millions of dollars in damages. This disaster could have been prevented, if...

Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification


In writing coating specifications, it is essential to understand and include all of the limiting conditions at a specific site where maintenance painting is to be done.

corrosion news


This week's stories take a look at several failures that were caused by corrosion and some new corrosion prevention improvements such as nanomaterials and coatings.

A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It


A renowned corrosion expert, author and past president of NACE International recounts one of the most challenging coating failures he witnessed during his long career,...

Global Educational Training Opportunities and Job Prospects in the Corrosion Field


There is a lack of formal undergraduate engineering courses in the corrosion engineering field. Professional societies have tried to bridge the gap. Despite these...

An Introduction to Graphene Coatings


Graphene’s multifunctional properties, including increased durability, chemical resistance and corrosion resistance make it an ideal additive for coatings in aggressive...

Corrosion in the News: June 03, 2019 Roundup


This week's stories take a look at several failures that were caused by corrosion, including a fatal bridge collapse in India, a huge natural gas leak in Los Angeles and...

Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates


A coating inspector offers tips on using low voltage and high voltage testers to find coating pinholes (holidays) on painted metallic substrates and on nonconductive...

A Primer on Epoxy Zinc Rich Primers


Epoxy zinc rich primers are applied to protect metallic surfaces from corrosion. These primarily work as sacrificial cathodic protection.

Corrosion in the News: May 20, 2019 Roundup


Welcome to our news roundup! This week's stories include corrosion problems in Australia, drinking water in lead pipes, drones, pipelines and industry award winners!

Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection


Nanotechnology coatings are making their way into many industry sectors including automotive, aviation, maritime and construction. This article explores these promising...

Corrosion Rate Conversion: Simple Ways to Convert Data Between Common Corrosion Units


Corrosion rate conversion is important when measuring the corrosion rate (the velocity at which metal is lost) of equipment or a metallic structure such as a bridge,...

The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings


Powder coatings offer advantages over liquid coatings for appropriate applications. Quality coating depositions can be made rapidly and safely with less risk to the...

Experts


Can laser scanning be used for corrosion assessment with corrosion under insulation?


Laser scanning (profilometry) is a relatively new technique used for nondestructive testing and evaluation of numerous structures. It involves using laser technology to...

How do self-healing metal oxides protect against corrosion?


Self-healing metal oxide is a term used to describe a special category of metal oxides that are known to exhibit extraordinary corrosion resistance. This term was coined...

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...

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