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Paper mill with stainless steel process vessels. Paper mill with stainless steel process vessels. Paper mill with stainless steel process vessels. Paper mill with stainless steel process vessels.


Austenitic stainless steels are susceptible to caustic cracking. We discuss environments where this is common, how to identify it, and how...

Scale in old water pipe components. Scale in old water pipe components. Scale in old water pipe components. Scale in old water pipe components.


Municipal drinking water pipes are susceptible to corrosive scale and lead leaching from the pipe walls. A scale analysis can determine the...

Worker performing maintenance on railway railroad track. Worker performing maintenance on railway railroad track. Worker performing maintenance on railway railroad track. Worker performing maintenance on railway railroad track.


Demand for new railroad infrastructure is increasing due to a growth in urbanization and a desire to reduce travel time, resulting in...

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An Innovative Coating Solution for Oil Sands Equipment Using a Chromium Carbide Weld Overlays

Oil refinery with stainless steel process equipment and pipelines. Oil refinery with stainless steel process equipment and pipelines. Oil refinery with stainless steel process equipment and pipelines. Oil refinery with stainless steel process equipment and pipelines.


Polythionic acid stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stainless steel can be prevented by an appropriate soda ash neutralization...

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Coring: How to Properly Remove This Damaging Alloy Defect to Prevent Corrosion and Improve the Metal's Mechanical Properties

Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed. Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed. Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed. Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed.


The corrosion of steel piping and its related components is a continuous and virtually unstoppable process. Here we'll look at some of the...

A worker welding stainless steel beams. A worker welding stainless steel beams. A worker welding stainless steel beams. A worker welding stainless steel beams.


Chloride stress corrosion cracking (Cl-SCC) is the most common type of cracking of austenitic stainless steel. It has been the observed...

Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea. Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea. Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea. Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea.


Polyurea is commonly used as a waterproofing sealant and corrosion-resistant coating on metals and concrete surfaces. The reasons for its...

Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking


An overview of chloride, caustic and polythionic acid stress corrosion cracking is presented in…

Several steam gauges. Several steam gauges. Several steam gauges. Several steam gauges.


There are many types of steam and important aspects to consider when using process steam systems for industrial purposes.

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...

The Basics of Cathodic Protection The Basics of Cathodic Protection The Basics of Cathodic Protection The Basics of Cathodic Protection


The purpose of cathodic protection (CP) is to reduce the potential difference between anodes and cathodes to a small value. Here's how it...

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10 Things to Know About Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Corrosion 10 Things to Know About Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Corrosion 10 Things to Know About Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Corrosion 10 Things to Know About Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Corrosion


Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) materials possess the advantage of a very high specific strength coupled with very low weight....

EIT Corrosion Detection Systems: Are They the Future? EIT Corrosion Detection Systems: Are They the Future? EIT Corrosion Detection Systems: Are They the Future? EIT Corrosion Detection Systems: Are They the Future?


Grouted electrically isolated pre-tensioned tendons provide advantages for prestressed concrete structures such as bridges and flyovers....

Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance


When examining why marine coatings fail, the industry commonly assumes the cause lies in substandard surface preparation or paint...

Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces


Pitting corrosion is a dangerous form of deterioration. It can be prevented by choosing metals with appropriate pitting corrosion...