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6 Ways to Measure Fluid Viscosity
Viscosity is one of the most essential physical properties of industrial fluids, such as coatings, paints and adhesives.Essentially, viscosity indicates a fluid’s...
By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
How To Conduct An AC Attenuation Survey on an Underground Pipeline
Underground pipelines are always prone to corrosion due to how they react to their surrounding environment. If corrosion is left untreated, the pipeline's integrity...
By: Mohamed Adel Mohamadein | Head of the Corrosion, Arab Petroleum Pipelines
Anodize This: The Brilliance of Anodizing
The anodizing process enables the formation of a brilliant, stable and durable oxide layer upon certain metals, which minimizes wear and corrosion damage to the...
How to Prevent Filiform Corrosion Under Coatings
Filiform corrosion is a particular form of corrosion that occurs under thin coatings in randomly distributed threads like filaments. Filiform corrosion is also known as...
By: Dennis Jayasinghe | Principal/Chief Technical Officer, Corr-Met Inspection & Consulting Inc.
Engineering and Spec Writing
The Growing Disconnect in the Pipe Coating Industry
In the last twenty or thirty years, the oil and gas pipeline coatings industry has seen a lot of changes. From the days of coal tar coatings with relatively little...
By: Greg Denton | Pipeline Coatings Application Consultant, Crest Industrial Chemicals
Step-Change Epoxy Coatings for Corrosion Under Insulation
Coatings technology is evolving every day, with increasingly sophisticated solutions being developed to tackle some of the most serious concerns in the industry. One...
Understanding the Causes and Cures for Corrosion Under Insulation
Corrosion costs the global economy around $2.2 trillion each year, according to the World Corrosion Organization. Of that, it is estimated that 40 to 60 percent of pipe...
By: Della Anggabrata
Inspection / Monitoring
8 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement
Coating film thickness is an important variable that plays a role in product quality, process control and cost control. Measurement of film thickness can be done with...
By: David Beamish | President, DeFelsko Corporation
8 Things to Know and Understand About Iron Corrosion
When iron is exposed to moisture along with oxygen, it becomes corroded, which is an oxidation process involving a loss of electrons. This reaction is also called...
Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility
Modern construction materials have a number of well-defined mechanical properties that can tell us a lot about their characteristics and behavior when used in...
By: Nemanja Pavlovic
Hot Corrosion in Gas Turbine Components
Gas turbines are an extremely critical and important piece of equipment used in many industries such as oil and gas, electrical power generation and aviation...
By: Della Anggabrata
Flange Corrosion Repair & Protection: Isolating the Sealing Face
All pipelines and pipework incorporate flanges and welded joints of varying sizes, designs and materials. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Offshore...
By: Marina Silva
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