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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...

Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed


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

Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures


The presence of non-visible residual surface salts and their impact on life cycle coating performance is well documented, yet no widespread...

Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance


When examining why marine coatings fail, the industry commonly assumes the cause lies in substandard surface preparation or paint...

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...