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10 Things to Know About Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Corrosion


Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) materials possess the advantage of a very high specific strength coupled with very low weight. However, galvanic activity remains...

Stopping Rust in Bolted Systems


In harsh salt or chemical environments, bolting systems are often the first to corrode. What mechanisms cause this rapid deterioration and how can operators protect...

corrosion news


This week's stories highlight the root cause of a pipeline explosion in Philadelphia. Also in this edition, we cover new coatings, deicing alternatives to road salt, and...

The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance


A discussion of salt contamination on coating performance, risk assessment techniques and test methods before coating application and some methods for salt contamination...

The Best Process for Distilling Waste Solvents


Distilling and reusing solvents, instead of paying a company to haul it away and buying new solvents, makes more sense to the margins and the environment.

An Intro to the Duplex System for Corrosion Protection


Two systems are better than one. Learn how they're combined to increase a substrate's resistance to corrosion.

corrosion news


This week's stories take a look the role corrosion played in a notorious wildfire, a corrosion conference, exciting new research in the corrosion inhibition space, nano...

Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance


Nitriding, the process of introducing nitrogen into a metal surface, is an excellent method of controlling corrosion, as well as wear and fatigue, in metals.

Understanding Carburization: The Positive and Negative Impacts on Metals


Carburization and other case hardening methods are used to manufacture durable, low-cost low carbon steels and low alloy steels with superior wear-resistance and...

Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion


Cavitation and corrosion are interrelated and they coexist in most fluid systems. Substrate material properties, fluid properties and design parameters all help in...

Corrosion in the News: January 6, 2020 Roundup


This week's stories take a look towards the future as we discuss exciting developments for the revolutionary coating known as graphene, new painting processes, new...

Public Institutions' Corrosion Prevention Efforts Leave a Lot to Be Desired


The Illinois Department of Transportation (and, most likely, countless other DOTs around the country) waste time and money on their corrosion protection for bridges,...

The History and Industry Adoption of Polyurea Coating Systems


Since the early 1990s, when fast-set polyurea coatings were first introduced, the industry debate about these coatings, hybrids and polyurethane spray systems has raged.

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...

Corrosion Control Considerations in the Equipment Design Process


The design process is crucial for implementing the proper anti-corrosion measures. There are numerous factors to consider and methods that can be implemented. Find out...

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How and why should I measure the strength of a protective coating?


Modern industrial processes continue to place heavy demands on tools, equipment and structures. As a result, the protective coatings used to shield these assets must be...

How should I choose between a polyurethane and an epoxy coating on concrete floors?


There is no shortage of options when it comes to concrete floor coatings, which are generally used to protect concrete floors from excessive wear and damage. Two of the...

Does zinc rust?


The short to the question is, yes. Zinc does rust. Like all metals, zinc corrodes when exposed to air and moisture. However, this element does not rust like most other...

What are the key benefits to using non-intrusive inspections on the condition of pressure equipment?


It is essential to perform regular inspections on pressure equipment to ensure that their mechanical and structural integrity meet safety and performance standards....

How can I convert the corrosion rate between the mils per year and the metric equivalent millimeter per year (mm/y), and why does this matter?


A corrosion rate conversion is a technique to change the measurement units of a given corrosion rate to another unit for comparison purposes or a specific engineering...

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