Alan Kehr

Managing Consultant, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion, LLC

Alan Kehr has more than 40 years’ experience in the pipeline and reinforcing steel coatings industries, specializing in research and development of coatings, marketing, and technical service. Starting his career in the lab and field at 3M for several decades, Alan has since become world-recognized expert in fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) and epoxy-coated rebar, now holding three patents for innovative FBE coating chemistries.

Since 1973, Alan has presented lectures and workshops on FBE, epoxy-coated rebar, and related topics across the globe—from Australia, Brazil, and China to Germany, India, and Saudi Arabia.

He has been highly influential in the development of standards for FBE, epoxy-coated rebar, and related topics for shop and field through his career-long involvement with industry associations, helping to develop or revise consensus specifications and standards.

In 2003, Alan wrote “Fusion-Bonded Epoxy (FBE): A Foundation for Pipeline Corrosion Protection,” an illustrated manual on FBE liquid and multilayer coatings, published by NACE.

Recent Articles by Alan Kehr

Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation

During the installation of pipelines with multilayer coating systems, it is not uncommon for delamination to occur in the cutback area of the girth weld. We will take a look at preventive measures that can help in addressing this type of coating failure.

Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines

Alan Kehr provides some guidance and perspective on an article published in Pipeline and Gas Journal: “Fusion-bonded Epoxy’s Effects on Cathodic Disbondment.” Kehr focuses on the more pervasive role of incorrect cathodic protection design.