Engineering and Spec Writing


Lessons from a 35-Year-Old Water Heater Lessons from a 35-Year-Old Water Heater Lessons from a 35-Year-Old Water Heater Lessons from a 35-Year-Old Water Heater


A tale of why I didn’t replace my 35-year-old hot water heater, or why most corrosion mitigation procurement practices are hopelessly...

An In-Depth Look at Tensile Strength An In-Depth Look at Tensile Strength An In-Depth Look at Tensile Strength An In-Depth Look at Tensile Strength


While tensile strength is by no means a sure-fire way to guarantee the reliability and safety of a structure due to many different issues,...

5 Things to Consider When Selecting Wet or Vapor Abrasive Blasting Equipment 5 Things to Consider When Selecting Wet or Vapor Abrasive Blasting Equipment 5 Things to Consider When Selecting Wet or Vapor Abrasive Blasting Equipment 5 Things to Consider When Selecting Wet or Vapor Abrasive Blasting Equipment


With many designs on the market it’s hard to know what to look for. Here we examine five things to consider when selecting wet or vapor...

Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces


Learn the five major considerations you should make before coating a high-temperature surface

The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen


The coating, for all intents and purposes, was perfect. But if this work were to be done today, with a third-party inspector onsite, it...

Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings


Pumps, valves, impellers, and fittings are highly susceptible to several types of corrosion, including erosion, galvanic, pitting and...

Soluble Salts and Coating Performance Soluble Salts and Coating Performance Soluble Salts and Coating Performance Soluble Salts and Coating Performance


Due to the potential for soluble salts to reduce coating performance, testing the substrate for the presence of these salts should be...

A Two-Step Solution to the High Cost of Corrosion Under Insulation A Two-Step Solution to the High Cost of Corrosion Under Insulation A Two-Step Solution to the High Cost of Corrosion Under Insulation A Two-Step Solution to the High Cost of Corrosion Under Insulation


The direct and indirect costs of corrosion under insulation (CUI) are substantial. Aging infrastructure contributes to the total cost. A...

The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation


An understanding of how cracks form and propagate enables us to design safer and more reliable structures at a lower cost

Corrosion Knowledge Management versus Corrosion Management: An Essential Tool for Assets Integrity Management Corrosion Knowledge Management versus Corrosion Management: An Essential Tool for Assets Integrity Management Corrosion Knowledge Management versus Corrosion Management: An Essential Tool for Assets Integrity Management Corrosion Knowledge Management versus Corrosion Management: An Essential Tool for Assets Integrity Management


A model for material management called Corrosion Knowledge Management (CMK) may be applied by both corrosion experts and non-corrosionists...

Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility


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

Geoff Binks: How the Polymer Repair Market Has Changed in 50 Years Geoff Binks: How the Polymer Repair Market Has Changed in 50 Years Geoff Binks: How the Polymer Repair Market Has Changed in 50 Years Geoff Binks: How the Polymer Repair Market Has Changed in 50 Years


Geoff Binks has dedicated 50 years’ service to a major polymer coating and composite manufacturer. In this interview he discusses his vast...

Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures


After taking a closer look at the necessity for communication within the industry concerning equipment design and its impact on application...

How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures


Pitfalls often plague the success of coatings application projects, resulting in costly premature failures across numerous industries. We...

Important Coating Standard Update for AS-NZS 2312 (Part 2) Important Coating Standard Update for AS-NZS 2312 (Part 2) Important Coating Standard Update for AS-NZS 2312 (Part 2) Important Coating Standard Update for AS-NZS 2312 (Part 2)


In Part 2 of his paper, a leading corrosion expert provides a technical overview of changes to coating standard AS/NZS 2312, covering...

Important Coating Standard Update for AS/NZS 2312 (Part 1) Important Coating Standard Update for AS/NZS 2312 (Part 1) Important Coating Standard Update for AS/NZS 2312 (Part 1) Important Coating Standard Update for AS/NZS 2312 (Part 1)


A renowned corrosion expert provides a technical overview of changes to AS/NZS 2312.1:2014 'Guide to the protection of structural steel...

Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 2) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 2) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 2) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 2)


A decade of independent surface preparation studies show no correlation between higher surface profiles and protective coating adhesion;...

Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 1) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 1) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 1) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 1)


As the corrosion control industry adopts new coating technologies, the debate continues regarding best practices in steel surface...

Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification


Safety should be a primary consideration in any coating specification, because everyone involved in a coating project has the right to...