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The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts

Versatile vinyl coatings are cost-effective and versatile for tools and metal part applications, especially those that require heat or...
Hybrid Corrosion Protection Systems for Prestressed Concrete Bridges Hybrid Corrosion Protection Systems for Prestressed Concrete Bridges Hybrid Corrosion Protection Systems for Prestressed Concrete Bridges Hybrid Corrosion Protection Systems for Prestressed Concrete Bridges

Many reinforced concrete structures suffer from corrosion damage. Hybrid corrosion protection is an attractive alternative to traditional...
Increasing Cathodic Corrosion Protection to Pipelines by Removing Underground Earthing Increasing Cathodic Corrosion Protection to Pipelines by Removing Underground Earthing Increasing Cathodic Corrosion Protection to Pipelines by Removing Underground Earthing Increasing Cathodic Corrosion Protection to Pipelines by Removing Underground Earthing

Remedial work was required to avoid stray current corrosion where a gas pipeline and a fire protection system water main were in close...
The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering

In the coatings industry, there is a continued misunderstanding of the true process of osmotic blistering, and the best methods to test for...
5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion 5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion 5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion 5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion

Preventing galvanic corrosion involves applying countermeasures early in the design phase. Understanding the mechanisms involved in this...
The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option

Paints must be applied to surfaces that are entirely free from rust and other contamination. This may not be possible in some situations,...
Accelerated Corrosion Testing with Calcium Silicate and Perlite Insulations Accelerated Corrosion Testing with Calcium Silicate and Perlite Insulations Accelerated Corrosion Testing with Calcium Silicate and Perlite Insulations Accelerated Corrosion Testing with Calcium Silicate and Perlite Insulations

Discusses tests using industry-accepted ASTM protocols and accelerated tests under simulated “real-world” environmental and installation...
Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification

An expert coatings engineer describes the international standards and procedures necessary to define environmental factors and durability...
Why Non-intrusive Inspection (NII) is Such an Effective Process for Corrosion Management Why Non-intrusive Inspection (NII) is Such an Effective Process for Corrosion Management Why Non-intrusive Inspection (NII) is Such an Effective Process for Corrosion Management Why Non-intrusive Inspection (NII) is Such an Effective Process for Corrosion Management

Non-intrusive inspections (NII) are increasingly being considered as an alternative to the traditional internal visual inspection (IVI)...
An Introduction to Stainless Steels An Introduction to Stainless Steels An Introduction to Stainless Steels An Introduction to Stainless Steels

The broad array of stainless steels available provides a vast portfolio of capabilities. However, each alloy has distinct advantages and...