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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...

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...