Engineering and Spec Writing


Coatings engineers at planning meeting. Coatings engineers at planning meeting. Coatings engineers at planning meeting. Coatings engineers at planning meeting.


There is a growing disconnect in the pipe coating industry between coating specification writers, engineers and ground-level coating...

Process vessels storage tanks and pipes. Process vessels storage tanks and pipes. Process vessels storage tanks and pipes. Process vessels storage tanks and pipes.


Epoxy phenolic alkylated amine coatings have the potential to revolutionize coating processes where high temperatures or CUI are a concern.

Pipeline with corrosion under insulation CUI Pipeline with corrosion under insulation CUI Pipeline with corrosion under insulation CUI Pipeline with corrosion under insulation CUI


Chloride, galvanic, acidic or alkaline corrosion can cause corrosion under insulation (CUI), but there are ways to prevent the problem.

Corrosion engineer conducting a nondestructive ultrasonic test of a pipeline. Corrosion engineer conducting a nondestructive ultrasonic test of a pipeline. Corrosion engineer conducting a nondestructive ultrasonic test of a pipeline. Corrosion engineer conducting a nondestructive ultrasonic test of a pipeline.


Performing a fitness for service assessment of pressure vessels in the oil and gas industry in the event of corrosion.

Corrosion engineer planning a solution. Corrosion engineer planning a solution. Corrosion engineer planning a solution. Corrosion engineer planning a solution.


For the asset owner or proprietor, a process plan is needed to find corrosion solutions for small-to-medium sized corrosion problems. The...

6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength 6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength 6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength 6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength


Tensile, compressive, fatigue, torsion, nick break and creep tests are six important procedures used to measure the strength of a material.

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...

Merger between NACE and SSPC create AMPP Merger between NACE and SSPC create AMPP Merger between NACE and SSPC create AMPP Merger between NACE and SSPC create AMPP


The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) formed by NACE International and SSPC to help corrosion professionals.

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

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...

Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills


Cathodic protection is a key method for preventing corrosion, and understanding its basic concepts is very important. Here we look at the...

Rockwell hardness scale test indenter Rockwell hardness scale test indenter Rockwell hardness scale test indenter Rockwell hardness scale test indenter


Knowing the hardness of materials is extremely useful as it assists in the selection of appropriate materials for specific applications....

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...

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Zinc is widely used in the oil & gas industry, but its safety is being called into question by regulators and the industry, especially for...

5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About 5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About 5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About 5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About


The 5 most common types of metal coatings that can effectively prolong the service life of many metal assets by preventing corrosion...

Aluminum Corrosion: 5 Incredible Facts You Must Know Aluminum Corrosion: 5 Incredible Facts You Must Know Aluminum Corrosion: 5 Incredible Facts You Must Know Aluminum Corrosion: 5 Incredible Facts You Must Know


Strong, reliable, ductile, lightweight and naturally corrosion resistant – aluminum is an ideal construction material. However, it...

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.

High Pressure Fastener Coating Practices Under Fire: Ian MacMoy Speaks Out High Pressure Fastener Coating Practices Under Fire: Ian MacMoy Speaks Out High Pressure Fastener Coating Practices Under Fire: Ian MacMoy Speaks Out High Pressure Fastener Coating Practices Under Fire: Ian MacMoy Speaks Out


Ian MacMoy, an expert on pressure bolt coatings for aggressive corrosion environments, speaks out against oversizing nut threads to...

Quality Assurance in the Coatings Industry: A Job Description Quality Assurance in the Coatings Industry: A Job Description Quality Assurance in the Coatings Industry: A Job Description Quality Assurance in the Coatings Industry: A Job Description


Quality assurance specialists are usually employed or subcontracted by an asset owner. In the paint and coatings industry, they verify that...