Coatings


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...

9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating


Essential topics to keep in mind when performing surface preparation and applying a marine coating. Although targeted at vessels, also...

Defining Client Objectives for Coatings Specification Defining Client Objectives for Coatings Specification Defining Client Objectives for Coatings Specification Defining Client Objectives for Coatings Specification


A protective coatings and engineering expert discusses the importance of defining client objectives in a design basis document early in the...

How Insulating Coatings Are Winning Against Corrosion Under Insulation How Insulating Coatings Are Winning Against Corrosion Under Insulation How Insulating Coatings Are Winning Against Corrosion Under Insulation How Insulating Coatings Are Winning Against Corrosion Under Insulation


Conventional thermal insulation materials can promote corrosion under insulation (CUI). Insulating coatings are quickly gaining popularity...

Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions


Applying protective coatings to ships in cold winter conditions is problematic. Painting in low temperatures has created many modifications...

The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure


Pure polyurea offers several advantages as a protective coating for water treatment plants, pipelines, storage tanks, process vessels and...

A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method


Self-healing oxides are efficient at protecting metal surfaces due to their ability to flow and elongate as the coated metal deforms, thus...

Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding


This article delves into marine coating quality control problems in the wake of the 2008 shipbuilding boom, which have resulted in...

The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts


Versatile vinyl coatings are cost-effective and versatile for tools and metal part applications, especially those that require heat or...

The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering


In the coatings industry, there is a continued misunderstanding of the true process of osmotic blistering, and the best methods to test for...

The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option


Paints must be applied to surfaces that are entirely free from rust and other contamination. This may not be possible in some situations,...

Lessons Learned from 50 Years of Coatings Testing at SA Water Lessons Learned from 50 Years of Coatings Testing at SA Water Lessons Learned from 50 Years of Coatings Testing at SA Water Lessons Learned from 50 Years of Coatings Testing at SA Water


This article provides key findings and lessons learned from test results generated across eight environmental test sites with the aim of...

Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied


For a severely corrosive environment, the duplex coating system ensures an extended productive life for iron and steel assets, along with...

Top 10 Corrosion Threats Top 10 Corrosion Threats Top 10 Corrosion Threats Top 10 Corrosion Threats


There are many different corrosion problems that can significantly impact a facility. Some problems are very specific to properties of...

How New Oil & Gas Extraction and Transportation Methods are Influencing Pipeline Corrosion How New Oil & Gas Extraction and Transportation Methods are Influencing Pipeline Corrosion How New Oil & Gas Extraction and Transportation Methods are Influencing Pipeline Corrosion How New Oil & Gas Extraction and Transportation Methods are Influencing Pipeline Corrosion


Advanced oil and gas extraction techniques are used to help increase the efficiency of extraction and transportation. These techniques have...

Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines


We spoke to fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) expert, Alan Kehr, about specifying this material for high-temperature pipelines.

Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings


Properly applied, a single-coat inorganic zinc silicate (IZS) coating provides one of the most durable and cost-effective coating systems...