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Behind the technical reason for a failure, there resides a lack of technical curiosity, a search for the truth and, ultimately, a lack of...

How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures


Pitfalls often plague the success of coatings application projects, resulting in costly premature failures across numerous industries. We...

The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance


Two leading marine coating experts illustrate how to assess and control a myriad of painting process variables using a simple control chart...

How Hydrophilic Coatings Are Effectively Protecting Against Copper Corrosion in High Temperature and Salty Environments How Hydrophilic Coatings Are Effectively Protecting Against Copper Corrosion in High Temperature and Salty Environments How Hydrophilic Coatings Are Effectively Protecting Against Copper Corrosion in High Temperature and Salty Environments How Hydrophilic Coatings Are Effectively Protecting Against Copper Corrosion in High Temperature and Salty Environments


Copper it is not hydrophilic, making it unsuitable for some applications in hot, humid or salty environments. Various surface treatment...

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,...

Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure


New economical rehabilitation technologies show promise in extending the operation life of critical assets. A review of a recent EPA study...

How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation


Here we offer a proven way to remove what is known and documented to be a leading cause of premature coating failures — soluble salt...

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...

10 Best Ways to Prevent Gusset Plate Corrosion 10 Best Ways to Prevent Gusset Plate Corrosion 10 Best Ways to Prevent Gusset Plate Corrosion 10 Best Ways to Prevent Gusset Plate Corrosion


Gusset plate corrosion can cause a reduction in load carrying capability and ultimately lead to a collapse of the structure. Steps should...

Your Comprehensive Guide to Waterproofing with Bituminous Paint Your Comprehensive Guide to Waterproofing with Bituminous Paint Your Comprehensive Guide to Waterproofing with Bituminous Paint Your Comprehensive Guide to Waterproofing with Bituminous Paint


Bituminous coatings are effective at waterproofing and protecting various substrates, particularly metal, from the adverse effects of...

CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service


Monica Chauviere, an expert in the field of corrosion under insulation (CUI), reviews a white paper on the 'Selection of Coating Systems...

Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance


A case study on a protective coating solution for a hydraulic pump at a water elevation plant in Portugal. Eight months after coating...

Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification


In writing coating specifications, it is essential to understand and include all of the limiting conditions at a specific site where...

Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control


This article reviews the problems and best-practice solutions to achieving good marine coating specifications, while ensuring the...

Tips for Running Coating Projects in Winter Tips for Running Coating Projects in Winter Tips for Running Coating Projects in Winter Tips for Running Coating Projects in Winter


Applying industrial coatings in cold weather can present a number of technical and safety challenges for asset owners and coating...

Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection


A world-class corrosion expert discusses the 'gold standard' coating system for proven corrosion protection and color resilience—the key...

Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs


Popularized in modern architectural designs, geodesic dome roofs also cover storage tanks in the oil & gas, chemical and water treatment...

How a Robust Composite Doubled the Life of FGD Pipework How a Robust Composite Doubled the Life of FGD Pipework How a Robust Composite Doubled the Life of FGD Pipework How a Robust Composite Doubled the Life of FGD Pipework


Pipework at a coal-fired power station in the UK was experiencing severe corrosion caused by abrasive limestone slurry. 12 corroded pipe...

Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved


The authors expose the roles that standards, and paint company guidelines and recommendations play in the confusion over how coating...