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Increasing Cathodic Corrosion Protection to Pipelines by Removing Underground Earthing Increasing Cathodic Corrosion Protection to Pipelines by Removing Underground Earthing Increasing Cathodic Corrosion Protection to Pipelines by Removing Underground Earthing Increasing Cathodic Corrosion Protection to Pipelines by Removing Underground Earthing


Remedial work was required to avoid stray current corrosion where a gas pipeline and a fire protection system water main were in close...

The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option


Paints must be applied to surfaces that are entirely free from rust and other contamination. This may not be possible in some situations,...

Why Non-intrusive Inspection (NII) is Such an Effective Process for Corrosion Management Why Non-intrusive Inspection (NII) is Such an Effective Process for Corrosion Management Why Non-intrusive Inspection (NII) is Such an Effective Process for Corrosion Management Why Non-intrusive Inspection (NII) is Such an Effective Process for Corrosion Management


Non-intrusive inspections (NII) are increasingly being considered as an alternative to the traditional internal visual inspection (IVI)...

An Introduction to Stainless Steels An Introduction to Stainless Steels An Introduction to Stainless Steels An Introduction to Stainless Steels


The broad array of stainless steels available provides a vast portfolio of capabilities. However, each alloy has distinct advantages and...

Lessons Learned from 50 Years of Coatings Testing at SA Water Lessons Learned from 50 Years of Coatings Testing at SA Water Lessons Learned from 50 Years of Coatings Testing at SA Water Lessons Learned from 50 Years of Coatings Testing at SA Water


This article provides key findings and lessons learned from test results generated across eight environmental test sites with the aim of...

Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation


Corrosion under insulation (CUI) prevention with thermal sprayed aluminum (TSA) provides long-term and reliable prevention that reduces...

Using 3D Laser Analysis for Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Pipeline Corrosion Using 3D Laser Analysis for Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Pipeline Corrosion Using 3D Laser Analysis for Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Pipeline Corrosion Using 3D Laser Analysis for Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Pipeline Corrosion


NDT inspectors are able to perform inspection services in difficult to access areas, including confined spaces, elevated areas, and on and...

Case Study: Remediation of 1960s-Era Concrete Silos Case Study: Remediation of 1960s-Era Concrete Silos Case Study: Remediation of 1960s-Era Concrete Silos Case Study: Remediation of 1960s-Era Concrete Silos


A case study in the structural strengthening and concrete repair practices for the ongoing operational efficiency and durability of...

CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines


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

Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines


We spoke to fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) expert, Alan Kehr, about specifying this material for high-temperature pipelines.

Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities


Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) is the root cause of many of the petrochemical industry’s problems including forced shutdowns and lost...

How Hybrid Cathodic Protection Systems Are Being Used to Protect Reinforced Concrete How Hybrid Cathodic Protection Systems Are Being Used to Protect Reinforced Concrete How Hybrid Cathodic Protection Systems Are Being Used to Protect Reinforced Concrete How Hybrid Cathodic Protection Systems Are Being Used to Protect Reinforced Concrete


A hybrid anode system that combines the elements of realkalization, cathodic protection and galvanic protection can be used as a protection...

University Building Galvanized to Face the Future University Building Galvanized to Face the Future University Building Galvanized to Face the Future University Building Galvanized to Face the Future


The University of Melbourne has renovated the Arts faculty building with a galvanized louvered façade. Galvanization protects the steel...

The Root Causes of Today's Multifactorial Concrete Problems The Root Causes of Today's Multifactorial Concrete Problems The Root Causes of Today's Multifactorial Concrete Problems The Root Causes of Today's Multifactorial Concrete Problems


A defect or problem in an existing reinforced concrete structure is multifactorial and often stems from obscure reasons. A proper root...

Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable


The steady decline in the quality of today’s piping products means the potential of serious corrosion problems, often despite all the...

What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry? What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry? What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry? What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry?


Quality control on a job site is often standardized by regulatory agencies in a way that makes it completely objective, and hence...

Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field


In his 60 years in the corrosion business, Louis D. Vincent has become an icon of integrity and leadership. In this interview, he tells us...

Installation Methodology for Compliant Composite Repairs Installation Methodology for Compliant Composite Repairs Installation Methodology for Compliant Composite Repairs Installation Methodology for Compliant Composite Repairs


The proper installation of composite repairs to corroded piping or equipment requires special training and application methods.

Designing & Testing a New ISO/ASTM-Compliant Composite Repair Solution Designing & Testing a New ISO/ASTM-Compliant Composite Repair Solution Designing & Testing a New ISO/ASTM-Compliant Composite Repair Solution Designing & Testing a New ISO/ASTM-Compliant Composite Repair Solution


An affordable, new standards-compliant composite repair system consists of a thermoset epoxy resin reinforced by a hybrid carbon/glass...