Corrosion 101


Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion


Corrosion issues arise on outdoor public art and bronze sculptures from time to time that require investigation and remedial actions to be...

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...

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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...

How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion


Metals such as steel are prone to corrosion. Here we examine the science behind the metallic coatings that protect against corrosion.

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...

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: 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 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,...

CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings


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: 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...

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...