Engineering and Spec Writing


CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service


Monica Chauviere, an expert in the field of corrosion under insulation (CUI), reviews a white paper on the 'Selection of Coating Systems...

Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion


Water/wastewater infrastructure corrosion expert, Ron Bianchetti, discusses a 2014 study examining how coagulants used in drinking water...

Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification


In writing coating specifications, it is essential to understand and include all of the limiting conditions at a specific site where...

Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures


In determining the role of soluble salts in coating failures, both the physical and chemical aspects of delamination must be considered....

Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control


This article reviews the problems and best-practice solutions to achieving good marine coating specifications, while ensuring the...

Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection


A world-class corrosion expert discusses the 'gold standard' coating system for proven corrosion protection and color resilience—the key...

Why Are My Insulation Surface Temperatures Out of Spec? Why Are My Insulation Surface Temperatures Out of Spec? Why Are My Insulation Surface Temperatures Out of Spec? Why Are My Insulation Surface Temperatures Out of Spec?


Designing the thermal insulation for a piping system involves issues such as thermal shift, safe-to-touch temperatures and using the...

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...

A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners


A case study showing some of the technical issues and problems that can arise in modern steel and concrete structures, including hydrogen...

Preventing Tea Staining Corrosion of Stainless Steel Preventing Tea Staining Corrosion of Stainless Steel Preventing Tea Staining Corrosion of Stainless Steel Preventing Tea Staining Corrosion of Stainless Steel


Stainless steel enjoys a strong and enduring reputation for visual appeal, but is susceptible to a type of corrosion known as tea staining...

Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist


With proper consideration, corrosion can be limited and even prevented almost entirely. There are many different ways that the risk of...

Strategy for a Corrosion Remediation Program Strategy for a Corrosion Remediation Program Strategy for a Corrosion Remediation Program Strategy for a Corrosion Remediation Program


A quick overview of the recommended steps in order to establish a robust corrosion remediation program that delivers a quality result and...

Mega Rust: Navy Trends in Shipbuilding & Corrosion Control Mega Rust: Navy Trends in Shipbuilding & Corrosion Control Mega Rust: Navy Trends in Shipbuilding & Corrosion Control Mega Rust: Navy Trends in Shipbuilding & Corrosion Control


In an in-depth interview, Mega Rust chairman Dave Zilber shares his views on U.S. Navy ship design and construction, contractor methods,...

Use of Non-intrusive Inspection in Onshore Gas Facilities Use of Non-intrusive Inspection in Onshore Gas Facilities Use of Non-intrusive Inspection in Onshore Gas Facilities Use of Non-intrusive Inspection in Onshore Gas Facilities


Non-intrusive inspections of pressure and process vessels are used to determine the internal condition of the equipment without having to...

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...

5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion 5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion 5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion 5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion


Preventing galvanic corrosion involves applying countermeasures early in the design phase. Understanding the mechanisms involved in this...

Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification


An expert coatings engineer describes the international standards and procedures necessary to define environmental factors and durability...

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...

Cathodic Protection of a Sewage Treatment Dissolved Air Flotation Tank Cathodic Protection of a Sewage Treatment Dissolved Air Flotation Tank Cathodic Protection of a Sewage Treatment Dissolved Air Flotation Tank Cathodic Protection of a Sewage Treatment Dissolved Air Flotation Tank


A dissolved air flotation tank with extensive corrosion required recoating of the entire tank and an upgrade of several components,...