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.

Articles by Alan Kehr


Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation 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...

Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines 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...

Hydrogen Blistering and Hydrogen Embrittlement: Causes and Preventive Measures Hydrogen Blistering and Hydrogen Embrittlement: Causes and Preventive Measures Hydrogen Blistering and Hydrogen Embrittlement: Causes and Preventive Measures Hydrogen Blistering and Hydrogen Embrittlement: Causes and Preventive Measures


The presence of atomic hydrogen is extremely dangerous and can cause serious damage to materials. Learn more about hydrogen damage and how...

How to Control Corrosion by Improving Design How to Control Corrosion by Improving Design How to Control Corrosion by Improving Design How to Control Corrosion by Improving Design


The proper design to minimize corrosion is as important as the selection of materials. In many structures, a lack of design consideration...

The Corrosion of Polymeric Materials The Corrosion of Polymeric Materials The Corrosion of Polymeric Materials The Corrosion of Polymeric Materials


Polymeric materials are not corrosion-proof. Preventing failure involves grasping the complexities of corrosion in these materials

Corrosion Coupons: Why Relying on One Test Method Isn't Enough Corrosion Coupons: Why Relying on One Test Method Isn't Enough Corrosion Coupons: Why Relying on One Test Method Isn't Enough Corrosion Coupons: Why Relying on One Test Method Isn't Enough


Although they're simple and inexpensive, corrosion coupons often produce misleading results about corrosion rates. Find out more here

Substrate Surface Preparation for Corrosion Prevention Substrate Surface Preparation for Corrosion Prevention Substrate Surface Preparation for Corrosion Prevention Substrate Surface Preparation for Corrosion Prevention


A combination of surface treatment processes is necessary for a material's longevity and for corrosion prevention. Learn the basics here

Corrosion Electrochemistry: The 6 Electrochemical Reactions Involved in Corrosion Corrosion Electrochemistry: The 6 Electrochemical Reactions Involved in Corrosion Corrosion Electrochemistry: The 6 Electrochemical Reactions Involved in Corrosion Corrosion Electrochemistry: The 6 Electrochemical Reactions Involved in Corrosion


Corrosion electrochemistry is a crucial aspect of truly understanding and preventing corrosion. Learn more about it here

Coating Failure: Why a Preventive Strategy is the Best Way to Avoid it Coating Failure: Why a Preventive Strategy is the Best Way to Avoid it Coating Failure: Why a Preventive Strategy is the Best Way to Avoid it Coating Failure: Why a Preventive Strategy is the Best Way to Avoid it


No coating is better than a bad coating because recoating can cost much more than the initial coating application. Find out how to prevent...