Corrosion 101



The 5 Factors of Atmospheric Corrosion The 5 Factors of Atmospheric Corrosion The 5 Factors of Atmospheric Corrosion The 5 Factors of Atmospheric Corrosion


You can see its effects on flag poles, rusty bridges, monuments and buildings... find out more about the rate of atmospheric corrosion and...

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...

How to Control Corrosion by Improving Design How to Control Corrosion by Improving Design How to Control Corrosion by Improving Design How to Control Corrosion by Improving Design


The proper design to minimize corrosion is as important as the selection of materials. In many structures, a lack of design consideration...

The Basics of Cathodic Protection The Basics of Cathodic Protection The Basics of Cathodic Protection The Basics of Cathodic Protection


The function of cathodic protection is to reduce the potential difference between anodes and cathodes to a neglected value. Here's how it...

Joe Payer: Preparing the Corrosion Engineers of Tomorrow Joe Payer: Preparing the Corrosion Engineers of Tomorrow Joe Payer: Preparing the Corrosion Engineers of Tomorrow Joe Payer: Preparing the Corrosion Engineers of Tomorrow


The Department of Defense conducted a corrosion cost study to quantify what they had known for years—that corrosion was a huge financial...

The Corrosion Properties of Aluminum and Its Alloys The Corrosion Properties of Aluminum and Its Alloys The Corrosion Properties of Aluminum and Its Alloys The Corrosion Properties of Aluminum and Its Alloys


Aluminum and aluminum alloys are in widespread use in many industrial applications, with its usage second only to that of steel

Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings


Pumps, valves, impellers, and fittings are highly susceptible to several types of corrosion, including erosion, galvanic, pitting and...

Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility


Discover the mechanical properties of metals used for construction materials and how corrosion influences the metal’s internal structure

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...

Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills


Cathodic protection is a key method for preventing corrosion, and understanding its basic concepts is very important. Here we look at the...

Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention


Electrochemical reactions on the internal surfaces of gas pipelines can result in corrosion and, ultimately, gas leaks, fires and...

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...

Substrate Surface Preparation for Corrosion Prevention Substrate Surface Preparation for Corrosion Prevention Substrate Surface Preparation for Corrosion Prevention Substrate Surface Preparation for Corrosion Prevention


A combination of surface treatment processes is necessary for a material's longevity and for corrosion prevention. Learn the basics here

The Composition of a Paint Coating The Composition of a Paint Coating The Composition of a Paint Coating The Composition of a Paint Coating


A coating is a substance spread over a surface to provide protection or to serve decorative purposes. Here's an overview of paint coatings,...

Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures


In determining the role of soluble salts in coating failures, both the physical and chemical aspects of delamination must be considered....

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...

Top 10 Corrosion Threats Top 10 Corrosion Threats Top 10 Corrosion Threats Top 10 Corrosion Threats


There are many different corrosion problems that can significantly impact a facility. Some problems are very specific to properties of...

CUI Myth 4: There’s no CUI if the Jacketing isn’t Damaged CUI Myth 4: There’s no CUI if the Jacketing isn’t Damaged CUI Myth 4: There’s no CUI if the Jacketing isn’t Damaged CUI Myth 4: There’s no CUI if the Jacketing isn’t Damaged


This is the fourth and final installment of our series on the common myths concerning CUI, for integrity managers, inspectors and...