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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...

Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation


During the installation of pipelines with multilayer coating systems, it is not uncommon for delamination to occur in the cutback area of...

How to Enhance Safety When Working With Volatile Organic Compounds How to Enhance Safety When Working With Volatile Organic Compounds How to Enhance Safety When Working With Volatile Organic Compounds How to Enhance Safety When Working With Volatile Organic Compounds


VOCs are emitted from coatings used in the corrosion protection industry. Several techniques are available that reduce the VOCs produced...

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...

A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It


A renowned corrosion expert, author and past president of NACE International recounts one of the most challenging coating failures he...

An Introduction to Graphene Coatings An Introduction to Graphene Coatings An Introduction to Graphene Coatings An Introduction to Graphene Coatings


Graphene’s multifunctional properties, including increased durability, chemical resistance and corrosion resistance make it an ideal...

Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor


Defects in a coating film can ultimately leave the metal substrate vulnerable to corrosion, thus negating the purpose of the protective...

Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates


A coating inspector offers tips on using low voltage and high voltage testers to find coating pinholes (holidays) on painted metallic...

A Primer on Epoxy Zinc Rich Primers A Primer on Epoxy Zinc Rich Primers A Primer on Epoxy Zinc Rich Primers A Primer on Epoxy Zinc Rich Primers


Epoxy zinc rich primers are applied to protect metallic surfaces from corrosion. These primarily work as sacrificial cathodic protection.

Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection


Nanotechnology coatings are making their way into many industry sectors including automotive, aviation, maritime and construction. This...

The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings


Powder coatings offer advantages over liquid coatings for appropriate applications. Quality coating depositions can be made rapidly and...

The Advantages of Smart Coatings and Nanotechnology for Corrosion Prevention The Advantages of Smart Coatings and Nanotechnology for Corrosion Prevention The Advantages of Smart Coatings and Nanotechnology for Corrosion Prevention The Advantages of Smart Coatings and Nanotechnology for Corrosion Prevention


Smart coatings powered by nanotechnology are quickly becoming a cost-effective solution that offer unique solutions. In light of these...

Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification


An expert coatings engineer describes the international standards and procedures necessary to define environmental factors and durability...

Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane


This article provides a basic overview of the relevant differences between two protective coating products for corrosion prevention:...

The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions


Typical coating solutions come with risks including VOCs, HAPs and flammability, but there are new and unique solutions hitting the market...

The Benefits of Thermal Insulating Coatings for Storage Tanks and Process Vessels in Storm-prone Areas The Benefits of Thermal Insulating Coatings for Storage Tanks and Process Vessels in Storm-prone Areas The Benefits of Thermal Insulating Coatings for Storage Tanks and Process Vessels in Storm-prone Areas The Benefits of Thermal Insulating Coatings for Storage Tanks and Process Vessels in Storm-prone Areas


Thermal insulating coatings can help oil refineries, sugar mills, paper mills, tank farms and process vessels in storm-prone regions with...

Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline


Ships and offshore assets have areas with an inherently higher corrosion risk than other areas of the same structure. These areas merit...

Preventing Corrosion with Thermal Insulating Coatings Preventing Corrosion with Thermal Insulating Coatings Preventing Corrosion with Thermal Insulating Coatings Preventing Corrosion with Thermal Insulating Coatings


Thermal insulating coatings are effective at preventing corrosion under insulation because their lack of fibrous materials and a lower...

A Look at Corrosion Barrier Linings for Internal Corrosion Protection A Look at Corrosion Barrier Linings for Internal Corrosion Protection A Look at Corrosion Barrier Linings for Internal Corrosion Protection A Look at Corrosion Barrier Linings for Internal Corrosion Protection


A discussion of alternative barrier linings and coating systems for protecting process vessels and storage tanks from corrosion and erosion...