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Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces


Pitting corrosion is a dangerous form of deterioration. It can be prevented by choosing metals with appropriate pitting corrosion...

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...

A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It


A renowned corrosion expert, author and past president of NACE International recounts one of the most challenging coating failures he...

Understanding Pitting Corrosion to Prevent Catastrophic Failures Understanding Pitting Corrosion to Prevent Catastrophic Failures Understanding Pitting Corrosion to Prevent Catastrophic Failures Understanding Pitting Corrosion to Prevent Catastrophic Failures


Pitting corrosion, although relatively small in size, can result in catastrophic failures in a variety of structures. Its unpredictability...

INFOGRAPHIC: The El Paso Natural Gas Company Pipeline Explosion INFOGRAPHIC: The El Paso Natural Gas Company Pipeline Explosion INFOGRAPHIC: The El Paso Natural Gas Company Pipeline Explosion INFOGRAPHIC: The El Paso Natural Gas Company Pipeline Explosion


In August of 2000, the 30-inch diameter El Paso Natural Gas Company pipeline exploded in New Mexico resulting in 12 deaths and millions of...

Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained


Variation in environmental conditions tends to create conditions ideal for the formation of differential aeration cells in the zone of...

Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion


Water/wastewater infrastructure corrosion expert, Ron Bianchetti, discusses a 2014 study examining how coagulants used in drinking water...

What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion


A lack of effective corrosion prevention could be a main cause for the failure of the metallic pipes used for the water system. This...

The Key Causes of System-Dependent Corrosion in Piping Systems The Key Causes of System-Dependent Corrosion in Piping Systems The Key Causes of System-Dependent Corrosion in Piping Systems The Key Causes of System-Dependent Corrosion in Piping Systems


A combination of factors can cause system-dependent corrosion in a piping system. Learn more about them here.

A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners


A case study showing some of the technical issues and problems that can arise in modern steel and concrete structures, including hydrogen...

The 8 Most Common Forms of Metal Corrosion The 8 Most Common Forms of Metal Corrosion The 8 Most Common Forms of Metal Corrosion The 8 Most Common Forms of Metal Corrosion


All corrosion is not equal. The type of corrosion is dependent mainly on the surrounding environment and the composition of the exposed...

What’s the Inside Scoop on Crevice Corrosion? What’s the Inside Scoop on Crevice Corrosion? What’s the Inside Scoop on Crevice Corrosion? What’s the Inside Scoop on Crevice Corrosion?


Crevice corrosion forms in crevices and faying surfaces between two joining metal surfaces. This article explains the factors that cause it...

View of river water in Flint, Michigan View of river water in Flint, Michigan View of river water in Flint, Michigan View of river water in Flint, Michigan


Brown discolored water began appearing in a city’s drinking water after a change to the water supply. Further investigations revealed the...

Failure analysis report Failure analysis report Failure analysis report Failure analysis report


It’s natural to want to understand how something went wrong, but focusing on how to fix the problem is often a more effective - and...

Why it’s a Mistake to Reuse Old Coating Specs: Lou Vincent Q&A Why it’s a Mistake to Reuse Old Coating Specs: Lou Vincent Q&A Why it’s a Mistake to Reuse Old Coating Specs: Lou Vincent Q&A Why it’s a Mistake to Reuse Old Coating Specs: Lou Vincent Q&A


An exclusive interview with international coatings expert Lou Vincent about a common spec writing error that can result in premature...

The Detrimental Effects of Wet Insulation in the CUI Range The Detrimental Effects of Wet Insulation in the CUI Range The Detrimental Effects of Wet Insulation in the CUI Range The Detrimental Effects of Wet Insulation in the CUI Range


A review of a 40-year case history at two massive Gulf Coast refinery complexes in the U.S. exposes how drastically water-absorbent...

The Anatomy of a Coating Failure The Anatomy of a Coating Failure The Anatomy of a Coating Failure The Anatomy of a Coating Failure


Rarely does a coating fail because of only one contributing factor. Rather, it is usually two or more factors working in conjunction that...

Human Error as a Factor in Corrosion Failure Human Error as a Factor in Corrosion Failure Human Error as a Factor in Corrosion Failure Human Error as a Factor in Corrosion Failure


One of the least addressed causes of corrosion is human error. Here we'll take a look at how human error contributes to corrosion failure...

Soluble Salts and Coating Performance Soluble Salts and Coating Performance Soluble Salts and Coating Performance Soluble Salts and Coating Performance


Due to the potential for soluble salts to reduce coating performance, testing the substrate for the presence of these salts should be...