Corrosion Failure


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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...

What’s the Inside Scoop on Crevice Corrosion? What’s the Inside Scoop on Crevice Corrosion? What’s the Inside Scoop on Crevice Corrosion? What’s the Inside Scoop on Crevice Corrosion?


Crevice corrosion forms in crevices and faying surfaces between two joining metal surfaces. This article explains the factors that cause it...

6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration 6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration 6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration 6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration


This article discusses how to work with a metallurgical lab to increase the likelihood of getting the information needed to determine the...

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Copper is classified as a noble metal due to its reluctance to corrode; however it has been wrongly characterized as corrosion-proof 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...

Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion


Corrosion issues arise on outdoor public art and bronze sculptures from time to time that require investigation and remedial actions to be...

Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel Without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel Without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel Without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel Without Hot Work or Drainage


A leaking seawater vessel needed repair of both thin and through-wall defects. A unique combination of materials and methods allowed an...

What is the Difference Between Strength and Toughness? What is the Difference Between Strength and Toughness? What is the Difference Between Strength and Toughness? What is the Difference Between Strength and Toughness?


For structural components exposed to fatigue conditions, designers must be concerned with both the strength and the toughness. Find out...

The Corrosion of Polymeric Materials The Corrosion of Polymeric Materials The Corrosion of Polymeric Materials The Corrosion of Polymeric Materials


Polymeric materials are not corrosion-proof. Preventing failure involves grasping the complexities of corrosion in these materials.

Stray Current Corrosion and Preventive Measures Stray Current Corrosion and Preventive Measures Stray Current Corrosion and Preventive Measures Stray Current Corrosion and Preventive Measures


Stray current can cause serious damage if left unchecked. However, there are methods for detecting and combating it. Read on to find out...

What Causes Stress Corrosion Cracking In Pipelines? What Causes Stress Corrosion Cracking In Pipelines? What Causes Stress Corrosion Cracking In Pipelines? What Causes Stress Corrosion Cracking In Pipelines?


Stress corrosion cracking occurs as a result of a combination of corrosion and tensile stress. Here we'll take a look at the types of SCC...