Corrosion 101


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

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....

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,...

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...

CUI Myth 3: The Type of Insulation isn't as Important as the Coating CUI Myth 3: The Type of Insulation isn't as Important as the Coating CUI Myth 3: The Type of Insulation isn't as Important as the Coating CUI Myth 3: The Type of Insulation isn't as Important as the Coating


We explore the third CUI myth: 'In the CUI temperature range, if the right coating is just put on properly after excellent surface prep,...

CUI Myth 2: Shop Coatings are Better Quality CUI Myth 2: Shop Coatings are Better Quality CUI Myth 2: Shop Coatings are Better Quality CUI Myth 2: Shop Coatings are Better Quality


If you have a controlled environment, you’re much more capable of controlling (and thus optimizing) the quality with which a coating is...

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...

CUI Myth 1: The Cause of CUI is the Lack of Proper Coating CUI Myth 1: The Cause of CUI is the Lack of Proper Coating CUI Myth 1: The Cause of CUI is the Lack of Proper Coating CUI Myth 1: The Cause of CUI is the Lack of Proper Coating


While it is a good thing to have a coating that is designed for the under-insulation environment and properly applied, there is no such...

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...

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...

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 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

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...

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 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...