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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...

6 Ways to Measure Fluid Viscosity 6 Ways to Measure Fluid Viscosity 6 Ways to Measure Fluid Viscosity 6 Ways to Measure Fluid Viscosity


Viscosity is an important fluid property that is essential for products in various industries. Dynamic viscosity and kinematic viscosity...

5 Coating Defects That Can Be Avoided By Adhering To Coating Specs 5 Coating Defects That Can Be Avoided By Adhering To Coating Specs 5 Coating Defects That Can Be Avoided By Adhering To Coating Specs 5 Coating Defects That Can Be Avoided By Adhering To Coating Specs


Some coating problems may be due to poor technique or selecting an inappropriate product, however the five highlighted in this article can...

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...

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Proper grounding, the use of additives, quality construction of the tank and supporting infrastructure and adherence to safe operating...

The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings


Internal and external pipeline coatings play key roles to prevent oil and natural gas pipelines from coming into contact with corrosive...

4 Types of Tests that Measure the Strength of a Coating 4 Types of Tests that Measure the Strength of a Coating 4 Types of Tests that Measure the Strength of a Coating 4 Types of Tests that Measure the Strength of a Coating


Testing the mechanical properties (e.g., adhesive strength) of a coating is one of the best ways to ensure that the coating in question can...

Detecting and Treating Uniform Corrosion in Aircraft Detecting and Treating Uniform Corrosion in Aircraft Detecting and Treating Uniform Corrosion in Aircraft Detecting and Treating Uniform Corrosion in Aircraft


Accidents caused by corrosion alone are very few, but uniform corrosion can accelerate structural failure when combined with other damage...

How Thermal Insulating Coatings Can Be Used to Prevent Flood Damage How Thermal Insulating Coatings Can Be Used to Prevent Flood Damage How Thermal Insulating Coatings Can Be Used to Prevent Flood Damage How Thermal Insulating Coatings Can Be Used to Prevent Flood Damage


Retention areas around storage tanks can cause a problem when torrential rains cause flooding, resulting in saturated insulation and...

Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A


A NACE International instructor and trainer in corrosion assessment, Terry Greenfield has 40 years’ experience in protective coatings...

When is a Paint Dry? When is a Paint Dry? When is a Paint Dry? When is a Paint Dry?


The seemingly simple question of “When is a paint dry?” may appear as exciting as watching paint dry, but in fact shows some complications...

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New epoxy coating technology that allows for true epoxy-amine curing in a single-pack product is becoming available in the marketplace. The...

The Role of Metal Jacketing in CUI The Role of Metal Jacketing in CUI The Role of Metal Jacketing in CUI The Role of Metal Jacketing in CUI


There is no standard method to prevent corrosion under insulation (CUI), only a series of best practices, which when followed properly...

Using Modern Coatings to Restore Historical New York Landmarks Using Modern Coatings to Restore Historical New York Landmarks Using Modern Coatings to Restore Historical New York Landmarks Using Modern Coatings to Restore Historical New York Landmarks


Historical landmarks are culturally significant with backgrounds that prompt a sense of nostalgia to those who visit them.

Comparing Insulation in Storm-prone Areas Comparing Insulation in Storm-prone Areas Comparing Insulation in Storm-prone Areas Comparing Insulation in Storm-prone Areas


An issue that affects facilities in tropical and storm-prone area is the threat of superstorms and tropical events, which can be...

Protecting Outdoor Bronze Sculptures from Corrosion Protecting Outdoor Bronze Sculptures from Corrosion Protecting Outdoor Bronze Sculptures from Corrosion Protecting Outdoor Bronze Sculptures from Corrosion


Exposed to the elements and the public, bronze structures are susceptible to corrosion and other hazards.

Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces


Learn the five major considerations you should make before coating a high-temperature surface.

The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen


The coating, for all intents and purposes, was perfect. But if this work were to be done today, with a third-party inspector onsite, it...

7 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement 7 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement 7 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement 7 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement


Measurement of film thickness can be done with many different instruments. Understanding the equipment available for film thickness...