Asset Management


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...

Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel Without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel Without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel Without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel Without Hot Work or Drainage


A leaking seawater vessel needed repair of both thin and through-wall defects. A unique combination of materials and methods allowed an...

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...

Who Participates in Selecting Equal Coating Products? Who Participates in Selecting Equal Coating Products? Who Participates in Selecting Equal Coating Products? Who Participates in Selecting Equal Coating Products?


A major decision in every industrial or marine project is the selection of protective coatings for new-build or existing structures in...

How Thermal Insulating Coatings Can Be Used to Prevent Flood Damage How Thermal Insulating Coatings Can Be Used to Prevent Flood Damage How Thermal Insulating Coatings Can Be Used to Prevent Flood Damage How Thermal Insulating Coatings Can Be Used to Prevent Flood Damage


Retention areas around storage tanks can cause a problem when torrential rains cause flooding, resulting in saturated insulation and...

Detecting and Treating Uniform Corrosion in Aircraft Detecting and Treating Uniform Corrosion in Aircraft Detecting and Treating Uniform Corrosion in Aircraft Detecting and Treating Uniform Corrosion in Aircraft


Accidents caused by corrosion alone are very few, but uniform corrosion can accelerate structural failure when combined with other damage...

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...

Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A


A NACE International instructor and trainer in corrosion assessment, Terry Greenfield has 40 years’ experience in protective coatings...

What is Coatings Asset Management? Terry Greenfield Q&A What is Coatings Asset Management? Terry Greenfield Q&A What is Coatings Asset Management? Terry Greenfield Q&A What is Coatings Asset Management? Terry Greenfield Q&A


In an exclusive interview, corrosion expert Terry Greenfield defines Coatings Asset Management and how it informs better maintenance...

Why it’s a Mistake to Reuse Old Coating Specs: Lou Vincent Q&A Why it’s a Mistake to Reuse Old Coating Specs: Lou Vincent Q&A Why it’s a Mistake to Reuse Old Coating Specs: Lou Vincent Q&A Why it’s a Mistake to Reuse Old Coating Specs: Lou Vincent Q&A


An exclusive interview with international coatings expert Lou Vincent about a common spec writing error that can result in premature...

The Benefits of Timely and Effective Reporting When Conducting Pipeline Close Interval Surveys The Benefits of Timely and Effective Reporting When Conducting Pipeline Close Interval Surveys The Benefits of Timely and Effective Reporting When Conducting Pipeline Close Interval Surveys The Benefits of Timely and Effective Reporting When Conducting Pipeline Close Interval Surveys


Close interval surveys are an inspection tool that assesses and reduces the impact of external corrosion on pipelines in order to improve...

Coatings Specifications, Good, Bad or Ugly: Lou Vincent Q&A Coatings Specifications, Good, Bad or Ugly: Lou Vincent Q&A Coatings Specifications, Good, Bad or Ugly: Lou Vincent Q&A Coatings Specifications, Good, Bad or Ugly: Lou Vincent Q&A


An exclusive interview with protective coatings expert Louis D. Vincent on coatings specification writing best practices, common mistakes...

The Role of Metal Jacketing in CUI The Role of Metal Jacketing in CUI The Role of Metal Jacketing in CUI The Role of Metal Jacketing in CUI


There is no standard method to prevent corrosion under insulation (CUI), only a series of best practices, which when followed properly...

Using Modern Coatings to Restore Historical New York Landmarks Using Modern Coatings to Restore Historical New York Landmarks Using Modern Coatings to Restore Historical New York Landmarks Using Modern Coatings to Restore Historical New York Landmarks


Historical landmarks are culturally significant with backgrounds that prompt a sense of nostalgia to those who visit them.

Protecting Outdoor Bronze Sculptures from Corrosion Protecting Outdoor Bronze Sculptures from Corrosion Protecting Outdoor Bronze Sculptures from Corrosion Protecting Outdoor Bronze Sculptures from Corrosion


Exposed to the elements and the public, bronze structures are susceptible to corrosion and other hazards.