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6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength 6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength 6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength 6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength

Tensile, compressive, fatigue, torsion, nick break and creep tests are six important procedures used to measure the strength of a material.
Why is Stainless Steel Corrosion Resistant? Why is Stainless Steel Corrosion Resistant? Why is Stainless Steel Corrosion Resistant? Why is Stainless Steel Corrosion Resistant?

Stainless steel is known for its corrosion resistance in many environments in which carbon and low-alloy tool steels would corrode. Find...
An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement

Hydrogen embrittlement is the result of the absorption of hydrogen by susceptible metals, resulting in the loss of ductility and reduction...
Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion

Pickling and passivation are chemical treatments applied to the surface of stainless steel to remove contaminants and assist the formation...
Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion

Corrosion issues arise on outdoor public art and bronze sculptures from time to time that require investigation and remedial actions to be...
Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel without Hot Work or Drainage

A leaking seawater vessel needed repair of both thin and through-wall defects. A unique combination of materials and methods allowed an...
Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels

Oil and gas process vessels are commonly subjected to aggressive chemicals and elevated levels of temperature and pressure. Those who...
Choosing a Fit-for-Service Lining System for Process Vessels Choosing a Fit-for-Service Lining System for Process Vessels Choosing a Fit-for-Service Lining System for Process Vessels Choosing a Fit-for-Service Lining System for Process Vessels

Most process vessels in the oil and gas industry are constructed from carbon steel, which corrodes under harsh chemical, heat and pressure...
Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) causes many safety hazards in industrial facilities, many of which are prevented by using thermal...
Understanding and Preventing Fretting Corrosion Damage in Electrical Devices Understanding and Preventing Fretting Corrosion Damage in Electrical Devices Understanding and Preventing Fretting Corrosion Damage in Electrical Devices Understanding and Preventing Fretting Corrosion Damage in Electrical Devices

There are a number of measures that can be taken to mitigate the effects of fretting corrosion, which fall into two approaches: fretting...