Corrosion 101


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...

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....

How Galvanic Corrosion Can Be Used for Good How Galvanic Corrosion Can Be Used for Good How Galvanic Corrosion Can Be Used for Good How Galvanic Corrosion Can Be Used for Good


There are instances where galvanic corrosion can be used to benefit specific applications. This article describes the situations where this...

Your Guide to Corrosion-Resistant Metals Your Guide to Corrosion-Resistant Metals Your Guide to Corrosion-Resistant Metals Your Guide to Corrosion-Resistant Metals


Here's a handy guide to understanding corrosion-resistant metals, including the applications where each is appropriate, how they are used...

Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist


With proper consideration, corrosion can be limited and even prevented almost entirely. There are many different ways that the risk of...

A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method


Self-healing oxides are efficient at protecting metal surfaces due to their ability to flow and elongate as the coated metal deforms, thus...

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...

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...

Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable


The steady decline in the quality of today’s piping products means the potential of serious corrosion problems, often despite all the...

The 8 Most Common Forms of Metal Corrosion The 8 Most Common Forms of Metal Corrosion The 8 Most Common Forms of Metal Corrosion The 8 Most Common Forms of Metal Corrosion


All corrosion is not equal. The type of corrosion is dependent mainly on the surrounding environment and the composition of the exposed...

Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field


In his 60 years in the corrosion business, Louis D. Vincent has become an icon of integrity and leadership. In this interview, he tells us...

All About Pitting Corrosion All About Pitting Corrosion All About Pitting Corrosion All About Pitting Corrosion


Pitting corrosion, although relatively small in size, can result in catastrophic failures in a variety of structures. Its unpredictability...

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...

The Crystalline Structure of Metals The Crystalline Structure of Metals The Crystalline Structure of Metals The Crystalline Structure of Metals


Materials are made up of a wide variety of atomic structures. However, metals in particular almost always have their atoms organized in a...

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


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

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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...

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