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Corrosion prevention is a complicated business. We've compiled a list of corrosion experts to tackle the issues surrounding corrosion prevention, inspection and other industry topics.

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Greg Denton

Pipeline Coatings Application Consultant, Crest Industrial Chemicals

Mr. Greg Denton has more than 20 years of experience in the pipeline coatings industry. Working literally “from the ground up” with coating applicators, including LaBarge Coating and the Bredero Shaw lineage, he brings a unique perspective in understanding the real-world dynamics of production coating application and recognizing and overcoming challenges faced in meeting the demands and expectations of pipeline end-users. With most of these years directly involved in QA/QC of applied FBE coatings, he has extensive knowledge of all major industry coating specifications and standards, understanding the concerns of both end-user and applicator, and his aim is to bridge the communication gaps that exist between the organizations involved within the coating industry. He has assisted several major pipeline and coating companies with both original content and revision of their current coating specifications and continues to provide professional opinion and suggestion in this respect. He has worked as a Coatings Consultant both domestically and internationally and is currently the Pipeline Coatings Application Consultant with Crest Industrial Chemicals in Rosharon, TX.

Hap Peters

Managing Director, CHLOR RID International, Inc.

Managing Director, CHLOR RID International, Inc., a global supplier of surface preparation testing and surface treatment products.Educational background includes an undergraduate degree in chemistry and an MBA.Over 30 years’ experience in the chemical, refining, petrochemical, and capital equipment industries with service in various U.S. and global assignments including sales, business development, marketing, and business management.An active member of SSPC, NACE, ISO, API and ASTM. Author of papers on international chemical marketing, business development and technical issues, and speaker at industry conferences including SSPC and NACE national conventions.

Michael Pfeifer

Principal Consultant and Trainer for Industrial Metallurgists, LLC

Michael Pfeifer, Ph.D., P.E. is Principal Consultant and Trainer for Industrial Metallurgists, LLC. He provides metallurgy training and metallurgical engineering consulting to companies involved with product development and manufacturing. He has over 20 years of experience working on failure analysis, root cause analysis, product design, cost reduction, and quality improvement for a wide variety of products and materials. Michael has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University and is a professional engineer licensed in Illinois. He is also the author of the book Materials Enabled Designs: The Materials Engineering Perspective to Product Design and Manufacturing.

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We often use the term "rust" to mean corrosion, but these two terms do not mean the same thing.Distinguishing between Rust and CorrosionRust is a coating that occurs on the surface of iron...
Airless sprayers work by pumping high-pressure paints or coatings through a hose to the nozzle of the spray gun. As the paint is forced through the tip of the nozzle, it gets broken up (atomized)...
Answered by: Wade Hannon
Area Sales Manager, Specialty Products at GRACO Inc.
Applying a protective coating to metallic surfaces is the most effective method to mitigate corrosion damage. According to a National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) report, more than $100...
Answered by: Mehdi Yari
Electrochemistry and Corrosion Laboratory at the University of Western Ontario
Editor's note: this question was answered in The Use of Insulation Coatings for Burn Protection, a Webinar from Corrosionpedia. See more on our Webinar page.When it pertains to temperature limits...
Editor's note: this question was answered in The Use of Insulation Coatings for Burn Protection, a Webinar from Corrosionpedia. See more on our Webinar page.Thermal insulation coatings (also...
Absolutely. Corrosion under insulation (CUI) can be a serious issue for pipes and process equipment covered with thermal insulation. The corrosion range has kind of been established from 100 to...
Thank you very much for your inquiry. We get questions like this all the time, and they are far more complex than most people realize.First, to be clear, we are consultants who do this for a living....
Answered by: Warren Brand
Owner, Chicago Corrosion Group and W Brand Consulting
Flash rust is defined as the corrosion that occurs on the surface of a metal shortly after any wet method of surface preparation. This type of rusting typically occurs within minutes after cleaning...
Answered by: Krystal Nanan
Civil Engineer
Xylan is an industrial dry film lubricant consisting primarily of one or more fluoropolymers including polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) (Figure 1), perfluoroalkoxy alkane (PFA) and fluorinated ethylene...
Answered by: Krystal Nanan
Civil Engineer
The short answer to this question is yes.The presence of soluble salts, particularly sulfates and chlorides, at the paint/hull interface can have detrimental effects on the integrity of the coating...
Answered by: Krystal Nanan
Civil Engineer
In the wake of the recent COVID-19 coronavirus global pandemic, many companies have been forced to close their doors as governments around the world seek to "flatten the curve." By...
Answered by: Krystal Nanan
Civil Engineer
The COVID-19 coronavirus is a worldwide concern affecting all of us, including those in the corrosion prevention and protective coatings industries. As many employees and contractors are forced to...
Ultrasonic is a term used to describe the range of sound waves that possess frequencies higher than that of audible human hearing. Ultrasonic testing (UT), therefore, involves using these sound waves...
Answered by: Krystal Nanan
Civil Engineer
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 able to maintain their...
Answered by: Krystal Nanan
Civil Engineer
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 most popular types of floor...
Answered by: Krystal Nanan
Civil Engineer
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 metals.Iron, for example,...
Answered by: Krystal Nanan
Civil Engineer
It is essential to perform regular inspections on pressure equipment to ensure that their mechanical and structural integrity meet safety and performance standards. Traditionally, internal visual...
Answered by: Krystal Nanan
Civil Engineer
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 application. When converting a...
Answered by: Osvaldo Mejia
Sr. Pipeline Integrity Engineer at Petroleum Development Oman
Laser scanning (profilometry) is a relatively new technique used for nondestructive testing and evaluation of numerous structures. It involves using laser technology to capture the three-dimensional...
Answered by: Krystal Nanan
Civil Engineer
Self-healing metal oxide is a term used to describe a special category of metal oxides that are known to exhibit extraordinary corrosion resistance. This term was coined by academics at the...
Answered by: Krystal Nanan
Civil Engineer
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