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Rusty steel i-beams corrosion Rusty steel i-beams corrosion Rusty steel i-beams corrosion Rusty steel i-beams corrosion


Discover the mechanical properties of metals used for construction materials and how corrosion influences the metal’s internal structure.

Paper mill with stainless steel process vessels. Paper mill with stainless steel process vessels. Paper mill with stainless steel process vessels. Paper mill with stainless steel process vessels.


Austenitic stainless steels are susceptible to caustic cracking. We discuss environments where this is common, how to identify it, and how...

Oil refinery with stainless steel process equipment and pipelines. Oil refinery with stainless steel process equipment and pipelines. Oil refinery with stainless steel process equipment and pipelines. Oil refinery with stainless steel process equipment and pipelines.


Polythionic acid stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stainless steel can be prevented by an appropriate soda ash neutralization...

A worker welding stainless steel beams. A worker welding stainless steel beams. A worker welding stainless steel beams. A worker welding stainless steel beams.


Chloride stress corrosion cracking (Cl-SCC) is the most common type of cracking of austenitic stainless steel. It has been the observed...

Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking


An overview of chloride, caustic and polythionic acid stress corrosion cracking is presented in…

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Zinc is widely used in the oil & gas industry, but its safety is being called into question by regulators and the industry, especially for...

Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion


Stresses (residual stress or applied stress) acting on a material can play a major role in a unique type of corrosion known as stress...

The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation


An understanding of how cracks form and propagate enables us to design safer and more reliable structures at a lower cost.

How and Why a Material Fractures How and Why a Material Fractures How and Why a Material Fractures How and Why a Material Fractures


Fracture is simply the separation of a material into several pieces due to an applied stress. The type of fracture (ductile or brittle)...

The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials


A problem that civil engineers currently face is corrosion of the steel reinforcements commonly found in aging infrastructure. Recent...

Understanding the 3 Types of Tensile Strength Understanding the 3 Types of Tensile Strength Understanding the 3 Types of Tensile Strength Understanding the 3 Types of Tensile Strength


The three types of tensile strengths are yield, ultimate, and fracture strength. Each of these mechanical properties defines the various...

Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions


A new fast-cure, polymeric epoxy-based emergency repair composite provides excellent adhesion without intensive surface preparation, grit...

The Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking The Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking The Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking The Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking


While corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking can occur under different circumstances, they are part of the same continuum....

Corrosion Control Considerations in the Equipment Design Process Corrosion Control Considerations in the Equipment Design Process Corrosion Control Considerations in the Equipment Design Process Corrosion Control Considerations in the Equipment Design Process


The design process is crucial for implementing the proper anti-corrosion measures. There are numerous factors to consider and methods that...

The 3 Stages of Corrosion Failure Analysis The 3 Stages of Corrosion Failure Analysis The 3 Stages of Corrosion Failure Analysis The 3 Stages of Corrosion Failure Analysis


Failure analysis allows corrosion engineers to determine why a component or piece of equipment failed and how to prevent the same type of...

Why Concrete Delamination Occurs - and What to Do About It Why Concrete Delamination Occurs - and What to Do About It Why Concrete Delamination Occurs - and What to Do About It Why Concrete Delamination Occurs - and What to Do About It


Delamination in concrete slabs can be a serious problem. This article examines how to prevent them—and how to find and fix them when they...

Corrosion Fatigue of Welded Joints on Marine Offshore Structures Corrosion Fatigue of Welded Joints on Marine Offshore Structures Corrosion Fatigue of Welded Joints on Marine Offshore Structures Corrosion Fatigue of Welded Joints on Marine Offshore Structures


When combined, fatigue and corrosion have an exponentially worse effect on the reliability and lifespan on marine offshore structures and...

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...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster


In 1974, a chemical plant in Flixborough, England exploded, resulting in multiple deaths and millions of dollars in damages. This disaster...