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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

Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces


Learn the five major considerations you should make before coating a high-temperature surface

The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation


An understanding of how cracks form and propagate enables us to design safer and more reliable structures at a lower cost

Corrosion Fatigue of Welded Joints On Marine Offshore Structures Corrosion Fatigue of Welded Joints On Marine Offshore Structures Corrosion Fatigue of Welded Joints On Marine Offshore Structures Corrosion Fatigue of Welded Joints On Marine Offshore Structures


When combined, fatigue and corrosion have an exponentially worse effect on the reliability and lifespan on marine offshore structures and...

Combating Wet Insulation and CUI with Aerogel Coatings Combating Wet Insulation and CUI with Aerogel Coatings Combating Wet Insulation and CUI with Aerogel Coatings Combating Wet Insulation and CUI with Aerogel Coatings


Moisture causes insulation to lose its effectiveness. The author’s experiment reveals how a duplex system that combines an aerogel coating...

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...

Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control


The final article of this series reviews the problems and best-practice solutions to achieving good marine coating specifications, while...

The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance


Two leading marine coating experts illustrate how to assess and control a myriad of painting process variables using a simple control chart...

Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved


In Part 2 of this in-depth series, the authors expose the roles that standards, and paint company guidelines and recommendations play in...

Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding


Part one of an in-depth series delves into marine coating quality control problems in the wake of the 2008 shipbuilding boom, which have...

What Hot Summer Days Mean For Your Insulated Piping Systems What Hot Summer Days Mean For Your Insulated Piping Systems What Hot Summer Days Mean For Your Insulated Piping Systems What Hot Summer Days Mean For Your Insulated Piping Systems


Summertime can create specific challenges for your insulated piping system. Extreme temperature swings can have a significant impact on the...

Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors


Inspectors with previous marine experience tend to have a better feel for the ebb and flow of a project—however, even experienced marine...

An Interview with Leigh McCue, the New Director of the ASNE An Interview with Leigh McCue, the New Director of the ASNE An Interview with Leigh McCue, the New Director of the ASNE An Interview with Leigh McCue, the New Director of the ASNE


The new executive director of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) shares ideas on keeping the 125-year-old organization vital...

Combating Sanitation System Corrosion Combating Sanitation System Corrosion Combating Sanitation System Corrosion Combating Sanitation System Corrosion


Sanitation corrosion is a worldwide problem that permeates through a system of moving waste to processing stations, often ending with water...

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...

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...

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


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

21 Types of Pipe Corrosion & Failure 21 Types of Pipe Corrosion & Failure 21 Types of Pipe Corrosion & Failure 21 Types of Pipe Corrosion & Failure


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

An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion in Seawater An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion in Seawater An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion in Seawater An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion in Seawater


When it comes to corrosion engineering, seawater is one of the most important environments to discuss. Here we'll take a look at what...