Engineering and Spec Writing


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...

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...

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,...

What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry? What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry? What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry? What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry?


Quality control on a job site is often standardized by regulatory agencies in a way that makes it completely objective, and hence...

Understanding Corrosion in Pumps and How to Deal With It Understanding Corrosion in Pumps and How to Deal With It Understanding Corrosion in Pumps and How to Deal With It Understanding Corrosion in Pumps and How to Deal With It


Even after taking all the precautionary measures, certain unexpected pump failures can still occur. Research studies say that corrosion is...

Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right


Finding the optimum blast pressure is a balancing act that entails taking into consideration the requirements of the job and the...

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...

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...

What Hot Summer Days Mean For Your Insulated Piping Systems What Hot Summer Days Mean For Your Insulated Piping Systems What Hot Summer Days Mean For Your Insulated Piping Systems What Hot Summer Days Mean For Your Insulated Piping Systems


Summertime can create specific challenges for your insulated piping system. Extreme temperature swings can have a significant impact on the...

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The stress concentration factor (Kt) gives a clear indication of the amount of overstress at a specified location, which is used by...

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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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In the realm of high-pressure bolting, it is important to understand the dynamics and behavior of fastener systems under load, and how...

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,...

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...