Corrosion

Parent tag for articles relating to corrosion.



Electric heater and corrosive water heater heating elements with scale and sediment. Electric heater and corrosive water heater heating elements with scale and sediment. Electric heater and corrosive water heater heating elements with scale and sediment. Electric heater and corrosive water heater heating elements with scale and sediment.


High-temperature corrosion involves a number of key products. By identifying these, it is possible to prevent future corrosion.

Car made with lightweight carbon fiber composite materials. Car made with lightweight carbon fiber composite materials. Car made with lightweight carbon fiber composite materials. Car made with lightweight carbon fiber composite materials.


Fiber-reinforced composites are strong and lightweight materials for automotive applications, but they can cause galvanic corrosion.

Segment of a pressure vessel showing material failure by stress corrosion cracking caused by tension in an unsuitable welded reinforcement collar. Segment of a pressure vessel showing material failure by stress corrosion cracking caused by tension in an unsuitable welded reinforcement collar. Segment of a pressure vessel showing material failure by stress corrosion cracking caused by tension in an unsuitable welded reinforcement collar. Segment of a pressure vessel showing material failure by stress corrosion cracking caused by tension in an unsuitable welded reinforcement collar.


Combining lab testing with real-world industrial experience can help determine standards and approve materials to be used in specific...

Filiform corrosion on painted aluminum. Filiform corrosion on painted aluminum. Filiform corrosion on painted aluminum. Filiform corrosion on painted aluminum.


Filiform corrosion is a form of corrosion that occurs under thin coatings, especially on aluminum and magnesium substrates. It can be...

Engineer analyzing corrosion products. Engineer analyzing corrosion products. Engineer analyzing corrosion products. Engineer analyzing corrosion products.


Discover some typical expected aqueous corrosion products for various alloys and conditions.

Natural gas and petroleum pipelines. Natural gas and petroleum pipelines. Natural gas and petroleum pipelines. Natural gas and petroleum pipelines.


Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) can be used to study pipeline corrosion resistance in various environments.

Process vessels storage tanks and pipes. Process vessels storage tanks and pipes. Process vessels storage tanks and pipes. Process vessels storage tanks and pipes.


Epoxy phenolic alkylated amine coatings have the potential to revolutionize coating processes where high temperatures or CUI are a concern.

Pipeline with corrosion under insulation CUI Pipeline with corrosion under insulation CUI Pipeline with corrosion under insulation CUI Pipeline with corrosion under insulation CUI


Chloride, galvanic, acidic or alkaline corrosion can cause corrosion under insulation (CUI), but there are ways to prevent the problem.

Heat treatment of pipeline welds to increase resistance to intergranular corrosion. Heat treatment of pipeline welds to increase resistance to intergranular corrosion. Heat treatment of pipeline welds to increase resistance to intergranular corrosion. Heat treatment of pipeline welds to increase resistance to intergranular corrosion.


Intergranular corrosion (IGC) or intergranular attack (IGA) is a preferential or localized corrosion that proceeds along a metal’s grain...

Corrosion engineer conducting a nondestructive ultrasonic test of a pipeline. Corrosion engineer conducting a nondestructive ultrasonic test of a pipeline. Corrosion engineer conducting a nondestructive ultrasonic test of a pipeline. Corrosion engineer conducting a nondestructive ultrasonic test of a pipeline.


Performing a fitness for service assessment of pressure vessels in the oil and gas industry in the event of corrosion.

Photograph of metal ball bearings on carbon fiber. Photograph of metal ball bearings on carbon fiber. Photograph of metal ball bearings on carbon fiber. Photograph of metal ball bearings on carbon fiber.


The use of carbon fiber-reinforced composites is growing thanks to their high strength and light weight. This material poses new challenges...

Corrosion engineer planning a solution. Corrosion engineer planning a solution. Corrosion engineer planning a solution. Corrosion engineer planning a solution.


For the asset owner or proprietor, a process plan is needed to find corrosion solutions for small-to-medium sized corrosion problems. The...

5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion 5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion 5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion 5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion


Preventing galvanic corrosion involves applying countermeasures early in the design phase. Understanding the mechanisms involved in this...

Boiler room equipment for heating system. Boiler room equipment for heating system. Boiler room equipment for heating system. Boiler room equipment for heating system.


How to Avoid Chelant-Based Corrosion in a Boiler System’s Water Pipes

Electric submersible pump for an oil well Electric submersible pump for an oil well Electric submersible pump for an oil well Electric submersible pump for an oil well


Extending the Service Life of Electric Submersible Pumps in Oil and Gas Wells

Fretting corrosion can occur in wind turbines. Fretting corrosion can occur in wind turbines. Fretting corrosion can occur in wind turbines. Fretting corrosion can occur in wind turbines.


Fretting Corrosion Between Metals, Its Causes, Some Examples, and How to Prevent It

An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion in Seawater An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion in Seawater An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion in Seawater An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion in Seawater


When it comes to corrosion engineering, seawater is one of the most important environments to discuss. Here we'll take a look at what...

Old iron trailer with rust Old iron trailer with rust Old iron trailer with rust Old iron trailer with rust


The corrosion or rusting of iron creates a reddish-brown hydrated iron oxide. Understanding how iron…

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.