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Filiform corrosion on painted aluminum. Filiform corrosion on painted aluminum. Filiform corrosion on painted aluminum. Filiform corrosion on painted aluminum.


Filiform corrosion is a form of corrosion that occurs under thin coatings, especially on aluminum and magnesium substrates. It can be...

Coatings engineers at planning meeting. Coatings engineers at planning meeting. Coatings engineers at planning meeting. Coatings engineers at planning meeting.


There is a growing disconnect in the pipe coating industry between coating specification writers, engineers and ground-level coating...

Process vessels storage tanks and pipes. Process vessels storage tanks and pipes. Process vessels storage tanks and pipes. Process vessels storage tanks and pipes.


Epoxy phenolic alkylated amine coatings have the potential to revolutionize coating processes where high temperatures or CUI are a concern.

Pipeline with corrosion under insulation CUI Pipeline with corrosion under insulation CUI Pipeline with corrosion under insulation CUI Pipeline with corrosion under insulation CUI


Chloride, galvanic, acidic or alkaline corrosion can cause corrosion under insulation (CUI), but there are ways to prevent the problem.

Measuring the thickness of a coating. Measuring the thickness of a coating. Measuring the thickness of a coating. Measuring the thickness of a coating.


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

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The corrosion or rusting of iron creates a reddish-brown hydrated iron oxide. Understanding how iron…

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Discover the mechanical properties of metals used for construction materials and how corrosion influences the metal’s internal structure.

Inspection of a gas turbine engine. Inspection of a gas turbine engine. Inspection of a gas turbine engine. Inspection of a gas turbine engine.


Hot corrosion is a concern in gas turbines that can lead to a failure, but can be detected and prevented by material selection, protective...

Flange Corrosion Repair & Protection: Isolating the Sealing Face Flange Corrosion Repair & Protection: Isolating the Sealing Face Flange Corrosion Repair & Protection: Isolating the Sealing Face Flange Corrosion Repair & Protection: Isolating the Sealing Face


Flanges and valves collectively continue to be a major source of hydrocarbon leaks and releases, according to HSE guidance. For flange...

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Although industry experts don’t expect any revolutionary advances in corrosion mitigation technology in 2021, developments and improvements...

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...

New pipe and old corroded rusty pipes. New pipe and old corroded rusty pipes. New pipe and old corroded rusty pipes. New pipe and old corroded rusty pipes.


Pipeline corrosion—and the related catastrophic failures that it can cause—cost billions of dollars to the economy each year. Here's how it...

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An Innovative Coating Solution for Oil Sands Equipment Using a Chromium Carbide Weld Overlays

Polyurea coating on a factory floor. Polyurea coating on a factory floor. Polyurea coating on a factory floor. Polyurea coating on a factory floor.


Polyurea coatings are preferred where other coatings fail to protect the substrate. They have the unique advantage of moisture resistance,...

Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea. Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea. Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea. Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea.


Polyurea is commonly used as a waterproofing sealant and corrosion-resistant coating on metals and concrete surfaces. The reasons for its...

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Zinc is widely used in the oil & gas industry, but its safety is being called into question by regulators and the industry, especially for...

5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About 5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About 5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About 5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About


The 5 most common types of metal coatings that can effectively prolong the service life of many metal assets by preventing corrosion...

High Pressure Fastener Coating Practices Under Fire: Ian MacMoy Speaks Out High Pressure Fastener Coating Practices Under Fire: Ian MacMoy Speaks Out High Pressure Fastener Coating Practices Under Fire: Ian MacMoy Speaks Out High Pressure Fastener Coating Practices Under Fire: Ian MacMoy Speaks Out


Ian MacMoy, an expert on pressure bolt coatings for aggressive corrosion environments, speaks out against oversizing nut threads to...

Quality Assurance in the Coatings Industry: A Job Description Quality Assurance in the Coatings Industry: A Job Description Quality Assurance in the Coatings Industry: A Job Description Quality Assurance in the Coatings Industry: A Job Description


Quality assurance specialists are usually employed or subcontracted by an asset owner. In the paint and coatings industry, they verify that...