Corrosion Failure


An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices


Corrosion in welded joints is caused by a combination of manufacturing and metallurgical factors, including deficient weldment design, poor...

The Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking The Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking The Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking The Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking


While corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking can occur under different circumstances, they are part of the same continuum....

Stopping Rust in Bolted Systems Stopping Rust in Bolted Systems Stopping Rust in Bolted Systems Stopping Rust in Bolted Systems


In harsh salt or chemical environments, bolting systems are often the first to corrode. What mechanisms cause this rapid deterioration and...

View of river water in Flint, Michigan View of river water in Flint, Michigan View of river water in Flint, Michigan View of river water in Flint, Michigan


Brown discolored water began appearing in a city’s drinking water after a change to the water supply. Further investigations revealed the...

The 3 Stages of Corrosion Failure Analysis The 3 Stages of Corrosion Failure Analysis The 3 Stages of Corrosion Failure Analysis The 3 Stages of Corrosion Failure Analysis


Failure analysis allows corrosion engineers to determine why a component or piece of equipment failed and how to prevent the same type of...

Top 5 Corrosion Threats Caused by Neglect Top 5 Corrosion Threats Caused by Neglect Top 5 Corrosion Threats Caused by Neglect Top 5 Corrosion Threats Caused by Neglect


While corrosion is mostly considered to be the result of natural phenomena, it can also be a consequence of neglectful human behavior, such...

Correcting and Preventing Concrete Corrosion Correcting and Preventing Concrete Corrosion Correcting and Preventing Concrete Corrosion Correcting and Preventing Concrete Corrosion


Corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete is a worldwide problem that causes a range of economic, aesthetic and utilization issues....

Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem


Drinking water travels through metallic pipes. The corrosion rate depends upon dissimilar metals used in pipes and water parameters such as...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster


In 1974, a chemical plant in Flixborough, England exploded, resulting in multiple deaths and millions of dollars in damages. This disaster...

Understanding Pitting Corrosion to Prevent Catastrophic Failures Understanding Pitting Corrosion to Prevent Catastrophic Failures Understanding Pitting Corrosion to Prevent Catastrophic Failures Understanding Pitting Corrosion to Prevent Catastrophic Failures


Pitting corrosion, although relatively small in size, can result in catastrophic failures in a variety of structures. Its unpredictability...

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...

INFOGRAPHIC: The El Paso Natural Gas Company Pipeline Explosion INFOGRAPHIC: The El Paso Natural Gas Company Pipeline Explosion INFOGRAPHIC: The El Paso Natural Gas Company Pipeline Explosion INFOGRAPHIC: The El Paso Natural Gas Company Pipeline Explosion


In August of 2000, the 30-inch diameter El Paso Natural Gas Company pipeline exploded in New Mexico resulting in 12 deaths and millions of...

Corrosion Resistance in Reinforced Concrete Structures Corrosion Resistance in Reinforced Concrete Structures Corrosion Resistance in Reinforced Concrete Structures Corrosion Resistance in Reinforced Concrete Structures


Although steel reinforcement is embedded in the concrete, it is still vulnerable to corrosion. This corrosion deteriorates the bars and...

Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained


Variation in environmental conditions tends to create conditions ideal for the formation of differential aeration cells in the zone of...

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....

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...

Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable


The steady decline in the quality of today’s piping products means the potential of serious corrosion problems, often despite all the...

The 8 Most Common Forms of Metal Corrosion The 8 Most Common Forms of Metal Corrosion The 8 Most Common Forms of Metal Corrosion The 8 Most Common Forms of Metal Corrosion


All corrosion is not equal. The type of corrosion is dependent mainly on the surrounding environment and the composition of the exposed...

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...