Coatings


Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field


In his 60 years in the corrosion business, Louis D. Vincent has become an icon of integrity and leadership. In this interview, he tells us...

Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines


Alan Kehr provides some guidance and perspective on an article published in Pipeline and Gas Journal: “Fusion-bonded Epoxy’s Effects on...

Top 5 Applications for Ceramic Coatings Top 5 Applications for Ceramic Coatings Top 5 Applications for Ceramic Coatings Top 5 Applications for Ceramic Coatings


The versatility of ceramic coatings makes them a viable alternative to traditional organic paints. In some cases, ceramic coatings offer...

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...