Asset Management


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...

Quality Assurance in the Coatings Industry: A Job Description Quality Assurance in the Coatings Industry: A Job Description Quality Assurance in the Coatings Industry: A Job Description Quality Assurance in the Coatings Industry: A Job Description


Quality assurance specialists are usually employed or subcontracted by an asset owner. In the paint and coatings industry, they verify that...

Important Facts You Might Not Know About Copper Patina Important Facts You Might Not Know About Copper Patina Important Facts You Might Not Know About Copper Patina Important Facts You Might Not Know About Copper Patina


A basic overview of the patina layer that forms during the atmospheric corrosion of copper and its alloys. How the patina forms and how to...

Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection


Active corrosion protection is so named because the metal’s surface is allowed to come into contact with corrosive elements while...

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...

Ice Pigging: The Benefits to Using This Icy Pipe Cleaning Method Ice Pigging: The Benefits to Using This Icy Pipe Cleaning Method Ice Pigging: The Benefits to Using This Icy Pipe Cleaning Method Ice Pigging: The Benefits to Using This Icy Pipe Cleaning Method


Benefits of ice pigging include reduced water use, shorter disruptions, less downtime, lower probability of pipe damage, and minimal...

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...

The Dangers of Pipeline Flange Corrosion and What to Do About It The Dangers of Pipeline Flange Corrosion and What to Do About It The Dangers of Pipeline Flange Corrosion and What to Do About It The Dangers of Pipeline Flange Corrosion and What to Do About It


Corroded flanges can result in containment loss and leaks. The most common corrosion prevention methods revolve around proper sealing 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...

The Best Process for Distilling Waste Solvents The Best Process for Distilling Waste Solvents The Best Process for Distilling Waste Solvents The Best Process for Distilling Waste Solvents


Distilling and reusing solvents, instead of paying a company to haul it away and buying new solvents, makes more sense to the margins and...

Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion


Cavitation and corrosion are interrelated and they coexist in most fluid systems. Substrate material properties, fluid properties and...

Corrosion Control Considerations in the Equipment Design Process Corrosion Control Considerations in the Equipment Design Process Corrosion Control Considerations in the Equipment Design Process Corrosion Control Considerations in the Equipment Design Process


The design process is crucial for implementing the proper anti-corrosion measures. There are numerous factors to consider and methods that...

View of river water in Flint, Michigan View of river water in Flint, Michigan View of river water in Flint, Michigan View of river water in Flint, Michigan


Brown discolored water began appearing in a city’s drinking water after a change to the water supply. Further investigations revealed the...

Top 5 Corrosion Threats Caused by Neglect Top 5 Corrosion Threats Caused by Neglect Top 5 Corrosion Threats Caused by Neglect Top 5 Corrosion Threats Caused by Neglect


While corrosion is mostly considered to be the result of natural phenomena, it can also be a consequence of neglectful human behavior, such...

Quiz: Anti-Graffiti Coatings and Corrosion Quiz: Anti-Graffiti Coatings and Corrosion Quiz: Anti-Graffiti Coatings and Corrosion Quiz: Anti-Graffiti Coatings and Corrosion


Anti-graffiti coatings can be used to help lower cleaning and repainting costs and deter further vandalism. Some coatings may also assist...

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...

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...