Corrosion

Parent tag for articles relating to corrosion.



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...

Understanding and Preventing Fretting Corrosion Damage in Electrical Devices Understanding and Preventing Fretting Corrosion Damage in Electrical Devices Understanding and Preventing Fretting Corrosion Damage in Electrical Devices Understanding and Preventing Fretting Corrosion Damage in Electrical Devices


There are a number of measures that can be taken to mitigate the effects of fretting corrosion, which fall into two approaches: fretting...

Detecting and Treating Uniform Corrosion in Aircraft Detecting and Treating Uniform Corrosion in Aircraft Detecting and Treating Uniform Corrosion in Aircraft Detecting and Treating Uniform Corrosion in Aircraft


Accidents caused by corrosion alone are very few, but uniform corrosion can accelerate structural failure when combined with other damage...

The 4 Important Corrosion Sources in Natural Gas Dehydration Process Plants The 4 Important Corrosion Sources in Natural Gas Dehydration Process Plants The 4 Important Corrosion Sources in Natural Gas Dehydration Process Plants The 4 Important Corrosion Sources in Natural Gas Dehydration Process Plants


The efficiency of the acid gas removal unit plays a role in reducing corrosion rates in gas dehydration process systems. The main aim is to...

The Corrosion of Polymeric Materials The Corrosion of Polymeric Materials The Corrosion of Polymeric Materials The Corrosion of Polymeric Materials


Polymeric materials are not corrosion-proof. Preventing failure involves grasping the complexities of corrosion in these materials.

Stray Current Corrosion and Preventive Measures Stray Current Corrosion and Preventive Measures Stray Current Corrosion and Preventive Measures Stray Current Corrosion and Preventive Measures


Stray current can cause serious damage if left unchecked. However, there are methods for detecting and combating it. Read on to find out...

Combat CUI: Major Advancements in Material Standards, Insulation Features and Metal Jacketing Combat CUI: Major Advancements in Material Standards, Insulation Features and Metal Jacketing Combat CUI: Major Advancements in Material Standards, Insulation Features and Metal Jacketing Combat CUI: Major Advancements in Material Standards, Insulation Features and Metal Jacketing


To implement an effective strategy to prevent CUI, engineers, specifiers and facility operators need to consider the elements of an entire...

Testing For Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Pipelines Testing For Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Pipelines Testing For Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Pipelines Testing For Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Pipelines


Maintaining pipeline integrity is crucial in the oil & gas industry. When pipeline defects are detected, or pipeline failures occur,...

What Causes Stress Corrosion Cracking In Pipelines? What Causes Stress Corrosion Cracking In Pipelines? What Causes Stress Corrosion Cracking In Pipelines? What Causes Stress Corrosion Cracking In Pipelines?


Stress corrosion cracking occurs as a result of a combination of corrosion and tensile stress. Here we'll take a look at the types of SCC...

The Role of Chromium in Intergranular Corrosion The Role of Chromium in Intergranular Corrosion The Role of Chromium in Intergranular Corrosion The Role of Chromium in Intergranular Corrosion


Stainless steel alloys owe their anti-corrosive properties to chromium, which grants a passivation effect to both ferrite and austenite...

Protecting Outdoor Bronze Sculptures from Corrosion Protecting Outdoor Bronze Sculptures from Corrosion Protecting Outdoor Bronze Sculptures from Corrosion Protecting Outdoor Bronze Sculptures from Corrosion


Exposed to the elements and the public, bronze structures are susceptible to corrosion and other hazards.

Hydrogen Blistering and Hydrogen Embrittlement: Causes and Preventive Measures Hydrogen Blistering and Hydrogen Embrittlement: Causes and Preventive Measures Hydrogen Blistering and Hydrogen Embrittlement: Causes and Preventive Measures Hydrogen Blistering and Hydrogen Embrittlement: Causes and Preventive Measures


The presence of atomic hydrogen is extremely dangerous and can cause serious damage to materials. Learn more about hydrogen damage and how...

An Introduction to Soil Corrosion An Introduction to Soil Corrosion An Introduction to Soil Corrosion An Introduction to Soil Corrosion


Did you know that soil could be highly corrosive? Find out which factors determine the corrosivity of soils, and what can be done to...

Third Party Long-Term Testing: CUI & Thermal Results Third Party Long-Term Testing: CUI & Thermal Results Third Party Long-Term Testing: CUI & Thermal Results Third Party Long-Term Testing: CUI & Thermal Results


See the results of an independent research and development organization that recently designed, built and tested fully insulated assemblies...

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...

Corrosion Costs & Recommended Practices for the Water Industry Corrosion Costs & Recommended Practices for the Water Industry Corrosion Costs & Recommended Practices for the Water Industry Corrosion Costs & Recommended Practices for the Water Industry


Aging water and wastewater infrastructures are difficult and expensive to manage. But how much does the corrosion problem cost the...

Coating Failure: Why a Preventive Strategy is the Best Way to Avoid it Coating Failure: Why a Preventive Strategy is the Best Way to Avoid it Coating Failure: Why a Preventive Strategy is the Best Way to Avoid it Coating Failure: Why a Preventive Strategy is the Best Way to Avoid it


No coating is better than a bad coating because recoating can cost much more than the initial coating application. Find out how to prevent...

Public Institutions' Corrosion Prevention Efforts Leave a Lot to Be Desired Public Institutions' Corrosion Prevention Efforts Leave a Lot to Be Desired Public Institutions' Corrosion Prevention Efforts Leave a Lot to Be Desired Public Institutions' Corrosion Prevention Efforts Leave a Lot to Be Desired


The Illinois Department of Transportation (and, most likely, countless other DOTs around the country) waste time and money on their...

Combating Wet Insulation and CUI with Aerogel Coatings Combating Wet Insulation and CUI with Aerogel Coatings Combating Wet Insulation and CUI with Aerogel Coatings Combating Wet Insulation and CUI with Aerogel Coatings


Moisture causes insulation to lose its effectiveness. The author’s experiment reveals how a duplex system that combines an aerogel coating...