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7 Best Methods for Detecting Leaks in Pressure Vessels 7 Best Methods for Detecting Leaks in Pressure Vessels 7 Best Methods for Detecting Leaks in Pressure Vessels 7 Best Methods for Detecting Leaks in Pressure Vessels


Pressure vessels may become unusable if leaks are present and the internal pressure decays. It is critical that pressure vessels remain...

The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry


Even though pipelines are one of the safest and most reliable forms of energy transportation, there is a long history of pipeline failures...

Why Are My Insulation Surface Temperatures Out of Spec? Why Are My Insulation Surface Temperatures Out of Spec? Why Are My Insulation Surface Temperatures Out of Spec? Why Are My Insulation Surface Temperatures Out of Spec?


Designing the thermal insulation for a piping system involves issues such as thermal shift, safe-to-touch temperatures and using the...

The Use of Laser Scanning when Conducting Fitness-for-Service Corrosion Assessments The Use of Laser Scanning when Conducting Fitness-for-Service Corrosion Assessments The Use of Laser Scanning when Conducting Fitness-for-Service Corrosion Assessments The Use of Laser Scanning when Conducting Fitness-for-Service Corrosion Assessments


Laser scanning (profilometry) is a highly effective and accurate inspection method for measuring changes in geometry of pressurized vessels...

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...

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)...

Lessons Learned from 50 Years of Coatings Testing at SA Water Lessons Learned from 50 Years of Coatings Testing at SA Water Lessons Learned from 50 Years of Coatings Testing at SA Water Lessons Learned from 50 Years of Coatings Testing at SA Water


This article provides key findings and lessons learned from test results generated across eight environmental test sites with the aim of...

Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied


For a severely corrosive environment, the duplex coating system ensures an extended productive life for iron and steel assets, along with...

Using 3D Laser Analysis for Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Pipeline Corrosion Using 3D Laser Analysis for Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Pipeline Corrosion Using 3D Laser Analysis for Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Pipeline Corrosion Using 3D Laser Analysis for Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Pipeline Corrosion


NDT inspectors are able to perform inspection services in difficult to access areas, including confined spaces, elevated areas, and on and...

Nondestructive CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines Nondestructive CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines Nondestructive CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines Nondestructive CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines


Advancements in the corrosion field allow us to detect and control corrosion under insulation (CUI) in pipeline systems through...

4 Types of Tests that Measure the Strength of a Coating 4 Types of Tests that Measure the Strength of a Coating 4 Types of Tests that Measure the Strength of a Coating 4 Types of Tests that Measure the Strength of a Coating


Testing the mechanical properties (e.g., adhesive strength) of a coating is one of the best ways to ensure that the coating in question can...

6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration 6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration 6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration 6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration


This article discusses how to work with a metallurgical lab to increase the likelihood of getting the information needed to determine the...

Rockwell hardness scale test indenter Rockwell hardness scale test indenter Rockwell hardness scale test indenter Rockwell hardness scale test indenter


Knowing the hardness of materials is extremely useful as it assists in the selection of appropriate materials for specific applications....

Further Tests to Determine a Proper Lining System for Process Vessels Further Tests to Determine a Proper Lining System for Process Vessels Further Tests to Determine a Proper Lining System for Process Vessels Further Tests to Determine a Proper Lining System for Process Vessels


Most process vessels in the oil and gas industry are constructed from carbon steel, which corrodes under the harsh chemical and high-heat...

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.

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...

3 Essential Types of Material Destructive Tests 3 Essential Types of Material Destructive Tests 3 Essential Types of Material Destructive Tests 3 Essential Types of Material Destructive Tests


Tensile, toughness and fatigue destructive testing provides valuable information for determining the suitability of a material in a...

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.

Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems


In order to ensure corrosion control of underground or submerged metallic structures, periodic function testing and troubleshooting of...