Inspection / Monitoring


Measuring the thickness of a coating. Measuring the thickness of a coating. Measuring the thickness of a coating. Measuring the thickness of a coating.


Measurement of film thickness can be done with many different instruments. Understanding the equipment available for film thickness...

Old rusty corroded process vessel chemical tank Old rusty corroded process vessel chemical tank Old rusty corroded process vessel chemical tank Old rusty corroded process vessel chemical tank


The proper design to minimize corrosion is as important as the selection of materials. In many structures, a lack of design consideration...

Portable Raman spectrometer. Portable Raman spectrometer. Portable Raman spectrometer. Portable Raman spectrometer.


Many techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and x-ray diffraction (XRD) can be employed to provide vital information about...

Looking at corrosion mitigation planning Looking at corrosion mitigation planning Looking at corrosion mitigation planning Looking at corrosion mitigation planning


Although industry experts don’t expect any revolutionary advances in corrosion mitigation technology in 2021, developments and improvements...

Sign indicating a cathodic protection test point. Sign indicating a cathodic protection test point. Sign indicating a cathodic protection test point. Sign indicating a cathodic protection test point.


Learn about cathodic protection potential measurement, a method used to determine the adequacy of a cathodic protection system by comparing...

Engineer inspecting a pipeline. Engineer inspecting a pipeline. Engineer inspecting a pipeline. Engineer inspecting a pipeline.


An electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) generates ultrasound via an electromechanical coupling, and is used to detect pipeline...

Integrity Management: How Ultrasonic Inline Inspection (ILI) Technology Enhances Safety Integrity Management: How Ultrasonic Inline Inspection (ILI) Technology Enhances Safety Integrity Management: How Ultrasonic Inline Inspection (ILI) Technology Enhances Safety Integrity Management: How Ultrasonic Inline Inspection (ILI) Technology Enhances Safety


Conventional pressure testing poses many risks to the pipeline, the environment and nearby workers. Ultrasonic inline inspection (ILI), on...

The Use of Cathodic Protection Coupons for Monitoring Cathodic Protection Levels The Use of Cathodic Protection Coupons for Monitoring Cathodic Protection Levels The Use of Cathodic Protection Coupons for Monitoring Cathodic Protection Levels The Use of Cathodic Protection Coupons for Monitoring Cathodic Protection Levels


The corrosion industry is beginning to emphasize the use of cathodic protection (CP) coupons as an assessment technique to determine the CP...

A Look at Digital Radiography for Corrosion Inspection A Look at Digital Radiography for Corrosion Inspection A Look at Digital Radiography for Corrosion Inspection A Look at Digital Radiography for Corrosion Inspection


Digital radiography uses X-ray radiation and is faster, safer and more efficient than conventional film radiography, thus making it an...

Ultrasonic Crack Inspection: How to Avoid Pipeline Failures Ultrasonic Crack Inspection: How to Avoid Pipeline Failures Ultrasonic Crack Inspection: How to Avoid Pipeline Failures Ultrasonic Crack Inspection: How to Avoid Pipeline Failures


Ultrasonic technology uses sound waves to detect cracks and other pipeline defects. The early identification of these cracks is essential...

QUIZ: Pipeline Crack Inspection (15 Questions to Test Your Knowledge) QUIZ: Pipeline Crack Inspection (15 Questions to Test Your Knowledge) QUIZ: Pipeline Crack Inspection (15 Questions to Test Your Knowledge) QUIZ: Pipeline Crack Inspection (15 Questions to Test Your Knowledge)


The integrity of pipeline networks is threatened by cracks and other defects generated during manufacturing, installation and operation of...

QUIZ: 11 Questions to Test Your Underwater Inspection Knowledge QUIZ: 11 Questions to Test Your Underwater Inspection Knowledge QUIZ: 11 Questions to Test Your Underwater Inspection Knowledge QUIZ: 11 Questions to Test Your Underwater Inspection Knowledge


Underwater inspections can be used to help maintain offshore and underwater structures and detect corrosion.

IoT for Corrosion Monitoring in the Oil and Gas Industry IoT for Corrosion Monitoring in the Oil and Gas Industry IoT for Corrosion Monitoring in the Oil and Gas Industry IoT for Corrosion Monitoring in the Oil and Gas Industry


IoT uses electronic sensors connected directly to assets to gather and report critical information to remote locations. This permits...

Remote Corrosion Monitoring Systems in the Oil and Gas Industry Remote Corrosion Monitoring Systems in the Oil and Gas Industry Remote Corrosion Monitoring Systems in the Oil and Gas Industry Remote Corrosion Monitoring Systems in the Oil and Gas Industry


Companies use remote corrosion monitoring systems to prevent pipelines and other plant equipment from failing in the field. Discover where...

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...

Beginners Guide to Becoming an Offshore Coating Inspector Beginners Guide to Becoming an Offshore Coating Inspector Beginners Guide to Becoming an Offshore Coating Inspector Beginners Guide to Becoming an Offshore Coating Inspector


Offshore coating inspectors must possess sound knowledge of various coating types, their applications and different types of defects. This...

EIT Corrosion Detection Systems: Are They the Future? EIT Corrosion Detection Systems: Are They the Future? EIT Corrosion Detection Systems: Are They the Future? EIT Corrosion Detection Systems: Are They the Future?


Grouted electrically isolated pre-tensioned tendons provide advantages for prestressed concrete structures such as bridges and flyovers....

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...

Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces


Pitting corrosion is a dangerous form of deterioration. It can be prevented by choosing metals with appropriate pitting corrosion...