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Designing & Testing a New ISO/ASTM-Compliant Composite Repair Solution Designing & Testing a New ISO/ASTM-Compliant Composite Repair Solution Designing & Testing a New ISO/ASTM-Compliant Composite Repair Solution Designing & Testing a New ISO/ASTM-Compliant Composite Repair Solution


An affordable, new standards-compliant composite repair system consists of a thermoset epoxy resin reinforced by a hybrid carbon/glass...

Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating


Every corrosion, abrasion, or erosion issue can present its own unique set of problems and associated solutions, each bearing its own merit...

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...

Corrosion Under Insulation: The Challenge and Need for Insulation Corrosion Under Insulation: The Challenge and Need for Insulation Corrosion Under Insulation: The Challenge and Need for Insulation Corrosion Under Insulation: The Challenge and Need for Insulation


With CUI, it's best to think about long-term solutions and minimizing future failures. This takes an effort at all phases of the life...

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The primary benefit of liquid nylon coatings are that they produce a flexible, tough coating that provides an impervious barrier against...

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...

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

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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...

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Erosion corrosion affects critical equipment in aviation and other industries, so preventive measures are needed at the design stage itself...

Best Practices in Installing Process Vessel Lining Systems Best Practices in Installing Process Vessel Lining Systems Best Practices in Installing Process Vessel Lining Systems Best Practices in Installing Process Vessel Lining Systems


This article in “Internal Corrosion Management of Process Vessels in the Oil & Gas Industry” series explores best practices in installing...

Condition Survey - The Backbone of a Good Coating Specification Condition Survey - The Backbone of a Good Coating Specification Condition Survey - The Backbone of a Good Coating Specification Condition Survey - The Backbone of a Good Coating Specification


Before writing a protective coating specification, an independent survey must be done to assess the condition of coatings and substrates,...

Further Tests to Determine a Proper Lining System for Process Vessels Further Tests to Determine a Proper Lining System for Process Vessels Further Tests to Determine a Proper Lining System for Process Vessels Further Tests to Determine a Proper Lining System for Process Vessels


Most process vessels in the oil and gas industry are constructed from carbon steel, which corrodes under the harsh chemical and high-heat...

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...

CUI Myth: The Cause of CUI is the Lack of Proper Coating CUI Myth: The Cause of CUI is the Lack of Proper Coating CUI Myth: The Cause of CUI is the Lack of Proper Coating CUI Myth: The Cause of CUI is the Lack of Proper Coating


While it is a good thing to have a coating that is designed for the under-insulation environment and properly applied, there is no such...

Methods & Pitfalls in Selecting Coating Systems for Specification Methods & Pitfalls in Selecting Coating Systems for Specification Methods & Pitfalls in Selecting Coating Systems for Specification Methods & Pitfalls in Selecting Coating Systems for Specification


Veteran protective coatings expert, Lou Vincent, looks at the coating selection process through the lens of deep experience, and examines...

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...

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...

Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel Without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel Without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel Without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel Without Hot Work or Drainage


A leaking seawater vessel needed repair of both thin and through-wall defects. A unique combination of materials and methods allowed an...

Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels


Oil and gas process vessels are commonly subjected to aggressive chemicals and elevated levels of temperature and pressure. Those who...