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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...

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

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...

Cold Corrosion and a Systematic Approach to Preventing It Cold Corrosion and a Systematic Approach to Preventing It Cold Corrosion and a Systematic Approach to Preventing It Cold Corrosion and a Systematic Approach to Preventing It


Systematic preventive maintenance and monitoring procedures can alleviate equipment damages due to cold corrosion in IC engines as well as...

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The stress concentration factor (Kt) gives a clear indication of the amount of overstress at a specified location, which is used by...

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Proper grounding, the use of additives, quality construction of the tank and supporting infrastructure and adherence to safe operating...

CUI Myth: The Type of Insulation isn't as Important as the Coating CUI Myth: The Type of Insulation isn't as Important as the Coating CUI Myth: The Type of Insulation isn't as Important as the Coating CUI Myth: The Type of Insulation isn't as Important as the Coating


We explore the CUI myth: 'In the CUI temperature range, if the right coating is just put on properly after excellent surface prep,...

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Copper is classified as a noble metal due to its reluctance to corrode; however it has been wrongly characterized as corrosion-proof and...

Condition Survey - The Backbone of a Good Coating Specification Condition Survey - The Backbone of a Good Coating Specification Condition Survey - The Backbone of a Good Coating Specification Condition Survey - The Backbone of a Good Coating Specification


Before writing a protective coating specification, an independent survey must be done to assess the condition of coatings and substrates,...

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Rusting of ferrous metals is an unavoidable process in metal installations and systems, and hydraulic systems are no exception. The...

CUI Myth: The Cause of CUI is the Lack of Proper Coating CUI Myth: The Cause of CUI is the Lack of Proper Coating CUI Myth: The Cause of CUI is the Lack of Proper Coating CUI Myth: The Cause of CUI is the Lack of Proper Coating


While it is a good thing to have a coating that is designed for the under-insulation environment and properly applied, there is no such...

Methods & Pitfalls in Selecting Coating Systems for Specification Methods & Pitfalls in Selecting Coating Systems for Specification Methods & Pitfalls in Selecting Coating Systems for Specification Methods & Pitfalls in Selecting Coating Systems for Specification


Veteran protective coatings expert, Lou Vincent, looks at the coating selection process through the lens of deep experience, and examines...

Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion Protecting Public Art Against Corrosion


Corrosion issues arise on outdoor public art and bronze sculptures from time to time that require investigation and remedial actions to be...