Surface Preparation


Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance


Nitriding, the process of introducing nitrogen into a metal surface, is an excellent method of controlling corrosion, as well as wear and...

The History and Industry Adoption of Polyurea Coating Systems The History and Industry Adoption of Polyurea Coating Systems The History and Industry Adoption of Polyurea Coating Systems The History and Industry Adoption of Polyurea Coating Systems


Since the early 1990s, when fast-set polyurea coatings were first introduced, the industry debate about these coatings, hybrids and...

Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101


Metallizing is a general term used to describe the process of applying a metallic coating on the surface of an object. It involves several...

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...

Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad? Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad? Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad? Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad?


Proper attention to surface preparation is essential to achieve a robust bond between repair materials and the existing concrete substrate....

Why Concrete Delamination Occurs - and What to Do About It Why Concrete Delamination Occurs - and What to Do About It Why Concrete Delamination Occurs - and What to Do About It Why Concrete Delamination Occurs - and What to Do About It


Delamination in concrete slabs can be a serious problem. This article examines how to prevent them—and how to find and fix them when they...

Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures


The presence of non-visible residual surface salts and their impact on life cycle coating performance is well documented, yet no widespread...

Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures


Protecting offshore structures from corrosion and abrasion damage is an ongoing and costly challenge for operators. A polyurea coatings...

Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification


Safety should be a primary consideration in any coating specification, because everyone involved in a coating project has the right to...

IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think


From edge treatment to salt removal, the requirements for applying single-coat inorganic zinc silicate (IOZ) coatings are not difficult for...

Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications


Common disputes on coating application projects often originate in the coating specification. When the specification is unclear, it can...

Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance


When examining why marine coatings fail, the industry commonly assumes the cause lies in substandard surface preparation or paint...

Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention


Electrochemical reactions on the internal surfaces of gas pipelines can result in corrosion and, ultimately, gas leaks, fires and...

Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification


In writing coating specifications, it is essential to understand and include all of the limiting conditions at a specific site where...

A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It


A renowned corrosion expert, author and past president of NACE International recounts one of the most challenging coating failures he...

Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor


Defects in a coating film can ultimately leave the metal substrate vulnerable to corrosion, thus negating the purpose of the protective...

wet abrasive blasting wet abrasive blasting wet abrasive blasting wet abrasive blasting


Each of the various types of wet abrasive blasting techniques offers advantages for certain situations. Three types are examined:...

Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline


Ships and offshore assets have areas with an inherently higher corrosion risk than other areas of the same structure. These areas merit...

An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants


Conditions beyond the ability of mineral lubricants (i.e., oils and greases) require solid dry film lubricants, which reduce friction and...