Surface Preparation



Effective Home Remedies for Treating Surface Corrosion Effective Home Remedies for Treating Surface Corrosion Effective Home Remedies for Treating Surface Corrosion Effective Home Remedies for Treating Surface Corrosion


Learn some of the numerous DIY home and workshop remedies you can apply to improve matters before having to accept defeat in the name of a...

5 Things to Consider When Selecting Wet or Vapor Abrasive Blasting Equipment 5 Things to Consider When Selecting Wet or Vapor Abrasive Blasting Equipment 5 Things to Consider When Selecting Wet or Vapor Abrasive Blasting Equipment 5 Things to Consider When Selecting Wet or Vapor Abrasive Blasting Equipment


With many designs on the market it’s hard to know what to look for. Here we examine five things to consider when selecting wet or vapor...

Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces


Learn the five major considerations you should make before coating a high-temperature surface

Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors


Inspectors with previous marine experience tend to have a better feel for the ebb and flow of a project—however, even experienced marine...

Galvanization and its Efficacy in Corrosion Prevention Galvanization and its Efficacy in Corrosion Prevention Galvanization and its Efficacy in Corrosion Prevention Galvanization and its Efficacy in Corrosion Prevention


Galvanization has proved to be a highly cost-effective, sustainable and widely used technique for corrosion prevention. Learn more about it...

Understanding the Industry Shift To Wet Abrasive Blasting Understanding the Industry Shift To Wet Abrasive Blasting Understanding the Industry Shift To Wet Abrasive Blasting Understanding the Industry Shift To Wet Abrasive Blasting


Changes are forcing the abrasive blasting industry to explore new methods to reduce worker’s exposure to abrasive dust. A promising trend...

The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen


The coating, for all intents and purposes, was perfect. But if this work were to be done today, with a third-party inspector onsite, it...

The Anatomy of a Coating Failure The Anatomy of a Coating Failure The Anatomy of a Coating Failure The Anatomy of a Coating Failure


Rarely does a coating fail because of only one contributing factor. Rather, it is usually two or more factors working in conjunction that...

Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information


After blast cleaning, a surface consists of random irregularities with peaks and valleys. If the roughness is insufficient, paint will not...

Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions


A new fast-cure, polymeric epoxy-based emergency repair composite provides excellent adhesion without intensive surface preparation, grit...

Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention


Due to its durability and corrosion protection, metallization (thermal spraying) is an excellent protection method for structures with a...

Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues


Addressing concrete floor moisture begins with proper design, curing and surface preparation. Testing for moisture content and identifying...

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...

Introduction to Electroplating Interview with Jane Debbrecht Introduction to Electroplating Interview with Jane Debbrecht Introduction to Electroplating Interview with Jane Debbrecht Introduction to Electroplating Interview with Jane Debbrecht


Jane Debbrecht discusses the electroplating process, how it is used in industry, and the benefits it has over other corrosion prevention...

Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms


Marine and offshore platform applications are critical assets of national importance. With regard to anticorrosion coatings, there are...

8 Fundamentals of a Good Coatings Program 8 Fundamentals of a Good Coatings Program 8 Fundamentals of a Good Coatings Program 8 Fundamentals of a Good Coatings Program


From understanding operating conditions to managing data and planning maintenance, here are best practices that are required to effectively...

Case Study: Large-scale Installation of Encapsulating Technology for Flange Protection Case Study: Large-scale Installation of Encapsulating Technology for Flange Protection Case Study: Large-scale Installation of Encapsulating Technology for Flange Protection Case Study: Large-scale Installation of Encapsulating Technology for Flange Protection


A case study highlights the use of a peelable, resealable membrane technology to protect more than 500 flanges from severe weathering and...

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...

Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures


After taking a closer look at the necessity for communication within the industry concerning equipment design and its impact on application...