Engineering and Spec Writing


Corrosion Rate Conversion: Simple Ways to Convert Data Between Common Corrosion Units Corrosion Rate Conversion: Simple Ways to Convert Data Between Common Corrosion Units Corrosion Rate Conversion: Simple Ways to Convert Data Between Common Corrosion Units Corrosion Rate Conversion: Simple Ways to Convert Data Between Common Corrosion Units


Corrosion rate conversion is important when measuring the corrosion rate (the velocity at which metal is lost) of equipment or a metallic...

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...

Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane


This article provides a basic overview of the relevant differences between two protective coating products for corrosion prevention:...

The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions


Typical coating solutions come with risks including VOCs, HAPs and flammability, but there are new and unique solutions hitting the market...

How to Get Started in a Career as a Materials Scientist How to Get Started in a Career as a Materials Scientist How to Get Started in a Career as a Materials Scientist How to Get Started in a Career as a Materials Scientist


Students interested in pursuing a career in this field must possess a natural aptitude for science and mathematics. Additionally, qualities...

A Day in the Work Life of a Corrosion Engineer A Day in the Work Life of a Corrosion Engineer A Day in the Work Life of a Corrosion Engineer A Day in the Work Life of a Corrosion Engineer


As a corrosion engineer, Peter plays a major role in the engineering division of his company. On a typical workday, he plans, organizes and...

Top 4 Tips for Entry-level Corrosion Engineers Top 4 Tips for Entry-level Corrosion Engineers Top 4 Tips for Entry-level Corrosion Engineers Top 4 Tips for Entry-level Corrosion Engineers


The top four tips (mentoring, asking questions, continued professional development, teamwork) that entry-level corrosion engineers can use...

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...

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Behind the technical reason for a failure, there resides a lack of technical curiosity, a search for the truth and, ultimately, a lack of...

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...

The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance


Two leading marine coating experts illustrate how to assess and control a myriad of painting process variables using a simple control chart...

CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings


If you have a controlled environment, you’re much more capable of controlling (and thus optimizing) the quality with which a coating is...

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...