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Lessons from a 35-Year-Old Water Heater Lessons from a 35-Year-Old Water Heater Lessons from a 35-Year-Old Water Heater Lessons from a 35-Year-Old Water Heater


A tale of why I didn’t replace my 35-year-old hot water heater, or why most corrosion mitigation procurement practices are hopelessly...

7 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement 7 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement 7 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement 7 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement


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

CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 2) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 2) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 2) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 2)


In Part 2 of this series, nondestructive testing techniques for detection of corrosion under insulation are explained and compared.

Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels Introduction to Managing Internal Corrosion in Process Vessels


Oil and gas process vessels are commonly subjected to aggressive chemicals and elevated levels of temperature and pressure. Those who...

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...

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...

Multi-Technique Pipeline Corrosion Monitoring Multi-Technique Pipeline Corrosion Monitoring Multi-Technique Pipeline Corrosion Monitoring Multi-Technique Pipeline Corrosion Monitoring


Individual corrosion monitoring techniques can be misleading and indicate no corrosion or only one type of corrosion. Here, we take a look...

Important Coating Standard Update for AS-NZS 2312 (Part 2) Important Coating Standard Update for AS-NZS 2312 (Part 2) Important Coating Standard Update for AS-NZS 2312 (Part 2) Important Coating Standard Update for AS-NZS 2312 (Part 2)


In Part 2 of his paper, a leading corrosion expert provides a technical overview of changes to coating standard AS/NZS 2312, covering...

CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 1) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 1) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 1) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 1)


In petrochemical refineries, the majority of pipeline failures are due to three corrosion mechanisms. This article series discusses how to...

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...

Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates


A coating inspector offers tips on using low voltage and high voltage testers to find coating pinholes (holidays) on painted metallic...

CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service CUI Double Whammy: Selection of Coating Systems for CUI Service


Monica Chauviere, an expert in the field of corrosion under insulation (CUI), reviews a white paper on the 'Selection of Coating Systems...

Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control


The final article of this series reviews the problems and best-practice solutions to achieving good marine coating specifications, while...

Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved


In Part 2 of this in-depth series, the authors expose the roles that standards, and paint company guidelines and recommendations play in...

An Overview of Cathodic Protection Potential Measurement An Overview of Cathodic Protection Potential Measurement An Overview of Cathodic Protection Potential Measurement An Overview of Cathodic Protection Potential Measurement


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

The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry


Even though pipelines are one of the safest and most reliable forms of energy transportation, there is a long history of pipeline failures...

Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance


A case study on protective coating solution for a hydraulic pump at a water elevation plant in Portugal. Eight months after coating...

Erosion Corrosion: Coatings and Other Preventive Measures Erosion Corrosion: Coatings and Other Preventive Measures Erosion Corrosion: Coatings and Other Preventive Measures Erosion Corrosion: Coatings and Other Preventive Measures


Erosion corrosion affects critical equipment in aviation and other industries, so preventive measures are needed at the design stage itself...

Tips for Success in Conducting External Corrosion Direct Assessments Tips for Success in Conducting External Corrosion Direct Assessments Tips for Success in Conducting External Corrosion Direct Assessments Tips for Success in Conducting External Corrosion Direct Assessments


These helpful practices allow pipeline operators to get the most out of their External Corrosion Direct Assessments by isolating integrity...