Corrosion

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How Hot Shortness and Welding Affect Corrosion in Metals How Hot Shortness and Welding Affect Corrosion in Metals How Hot Shortness and Welding Affect Corrosion in Metals How Hot Shortness and Welding Affect Corrosion in Metals


Hot shortness is a welding defect that can cause cracking of the metal surface as it cools. These cracks can serve as breeding grounds for...

An Introduction to the Root Causes of CUI with Monica Chauviere An Introduction to the Root Causes of CUI with Monica Chauviere An Introduction to the Root Causes of CUI with Monica Chauviere An Introduction to the Root Causes of CUI with Monica Chauviere


Misconceptions abound regarding corrosion under insulation (CUI). From imperfect coatings and wet insulation dynamics, to design flaws that...

Understanding Corrosion in Pumps and How to Deal With It Understanding Corrosion in Pumps and How to Deal With It Understanding Corrosion in Pumps and How to Deal With It Understanding Corrosion in Pumps and How to Deal With It


Even after taking all the precautionary measures, certain unexpected pump failures can still occur. Research studies say that corrosion is...

VIDEO: The Basics of Corrosion and Protection VIDEO: The Basics of Corrosion and Protection VIDEO: The Basics of Corrosion and Protection VIDEO: The Basics of Corrosion and Protection


When it comes to protecting major infrastructure, corrosion prevention can get very complicated. However, the most basic principles of...

VIDEO: What Is a Corrosion Microcell? VIDEO: What Is a Corrosion Microcell? VIDEO: What Is a Corrosion Microcell? VIDEO: What Is a Corrosion Microcell?


Microcell corrosion is when active corrosion, and the cathodic half-cell reaction that it produces, take place at different points along...

Corrosion Under Insulation: The Challenge and Need for Insulation Corrosion Under Insulation: The Challenge and Need for Insulation Corrosion Under Insulation: The Challenge and Need for Insulation Corrosion Under Insulation: The Challenge and Need for Insulation


With CUI, it's best to think about long-term solutions and minimizing future failures. This takes an effort at all phases of the life...

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...

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Copper is classified as a noble metal due to its reluctance to corrode; however it has been wrongly characterized as corrosion-proof and...

CUI Myth: There’s no Corrosion under Insulation if the Jacketing isn’t Damaged CUI Myth: There’s no Corrosion under Insulation if the Jacketing isn’t Damaged CUI Myth: There’s no Corrosion under Insulation if the Jacketing isn’t Damaged CUI Myth: There’s no Corrosion under Insulation if the Jacketing isn’t Damaged


A common myth is that if the jacketing is intact then there can’t possibly be any corrosion under insulation (CUI). Helpful advice for...

Condition Survey - The Backbone of a Good Coating Specification Condition Survey - The Backbone of a Good Coating Specification Condition Survey - The Backbone of a Good Coating Specification Condition Survey - The Backbone of a Good Coating Specification


Before writing a protective coating specification, an independent survey must be done to assess the condition of coatings and substrates,...

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Soil corrosion is a phenomenon that involves a number of complex chemical reactions that range widely in rate and severity depending on the...

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Rusting of ferrous metals is an unavoidable process in metal installations and systems, and hydraulic systems are no exception. The...

7 Things to Know About Flash Rust 7 Things to Know About Flash Rust 7 Things to Know About Flash Rust 7 Things to Know About Flash Rust


Flash rust occurs with any type of wet, abrasive blasting or surface preparation using water. Understanding how it forms is essential to...

The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings


Internal and external pipeline coatings play key roles to prevent oil and natural gas pipelines from coming into contact with corrosive...

Why Do Two Dissimilar Metals Cause Corrosion? Why Do Two Dissimilar Metals Cause Corrosion? Why Do Two Dissimilar Metals Cause Corrosion? Why Do Two Dissimilar Metals Cause Corrosion?


Contact between dissimilar metals can be detrimental and result in bimetallic corrosion (also known as galvanic corrosion). This type of...

Corrosion Identification and Control in Crude Oil Refineries Corrosion Identification and Control in Crude Oil Refineries Corrosion Identification and Control in Crude Oil Refineries Corrosion Identification and Control in Crude Oil Refineries


The refining of crude oil into usable products is a complex process with many opportunities for corrosion to gain a foothold. The presence...

Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel Without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel Without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel Without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel Without Hot Work or Drainage


A leaking seawater vessel needed repair of both thin and through-wall defects. A unique combination of materials and methods allowed an...

Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels


Oil and gas process vessels are commonly subjected to aggressive chemicals and elevated levels of temperature and pressure. Those who...

Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection


Corrosion under insulation (CUI) causes many safety hazards in industrial facilities, many of which are prevented by using thermal...