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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The 5 Most Important Considerations when Selecting Internal Tank Linings The 5 Most Important Considerations when Selecting Internal Tank Linings The 5 Most Important Considerations when Selecting Internal Tank Linings The 5 Most Important Considerations when Selecting Internal Tank Linings


When selecting a tank liner, the number of options available can be nearly unmanageable. However, by considering some key points, the...

Important Coating Standard Update for AS/NZS 2312 Important Coating Standard Update for AS/NZS 2312 Important Coating Standard Update for AS/NZS 2312 Important Coating Standard Update for AS/NZS 2312


A renowned corrosion expert provides a technical overview of changes to AS/NZS 2312.1:2014 'Guide to the protection of structural steel...

Two Promising New Coating & Insulation Technologies for CUI Mitigation Two Promising New Coating & Insulation Technologies for CUI Mitigation Two Promising New Coating & Insulation Technologies for CUI Mitigation Two Promising New Coating & Insulation Technologies for CUI Mitigation


New coating and insulation technologies offer solutions that address the root causes of CUI while ensuring that insulation materials...

Chlor-Rid Protects Steel from Salt Corrosion Chlor-Rid Protects Steel from Salt Corrosion Chlor-Rid Protects Steel from Salt Corrosion Chlor-Rid Protects Steel from Salt Corrosion


The cost of salt corrosion coatings failures are estimated at over US$6 billion per year.