Prevention


Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference? Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference? Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference? Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference?


There are two main methods for galvanizing steel: hot-dip galvanizing and cold galvanizing. This article looks at these two galvanizing...

A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners


A case study showing some of the technical issues and problems that can arise in modern steel and concrete structures, including hydrogen...

How Galvanic Corrosion Can Be Used for Good How Galvanic Corrosion Can Be Used for Good How Galvanic Corrosion Can Be Used for Good How Galvanic Corrosion Can Be Used for Good


There are instances where galvanic corrosion can be used to benefit specific applications. This article describes the situations where this...

Your Guide to Corrosion-Resistant Metals Your Guide to Corrosion-Resistant Metals Your Guide to Corrosion-Resistant Metals Your Guide to Corrosion-Resistant Metals


Here's a handy guide to understanding corrosion-resistant metals, including the applications where each is appropriate, how they are used...

Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist


With proper consideration, corrosion can be limited and even prevented almost entirely. There are many different ways that the risk of...

A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method


Self-healing oxides are efficient at protecting metal surfaces due to their ability to flow and elongate as the coated metal deforms, thus...

Hybrid Corrosion Protection Systems for Prestressed Concrete Bridges Hybrid Corrosion Protection Systems for Prestressed Concrete Bridges Hybrid Corrosion Protection Systems for Prestressed Concrete Bridges Hybrid Corrosion Protection Systems for Prestressed Concrete Bridges


Many reinforced concrete structures suffer from corrosion damage. Hybrid corrosion protection is an attractive alternative to traditional...

Increasing Cathodic Corrosion Protection to Pipelines by Removing Underground Earthing Increasing Cathodic Corrosion Protection to Pipelines by Removing Underground Earthing Increasing Cathodic Corrosion Protection to Pipelines by Removing Underground Earthing Increasing Cathodic Corrosion Protection to Pipelines by Removing Underground Earthing


Remedial work was required to avoid stray current corrosion where a gas pipeline and a fire protection system water main were in close...

5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion 5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion 5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion 5 Ways to Avoid Galvanic Corrosion


Preventing galvanic corrosion involves applying countermeasures early in the design phase. Understanding the mechanisms involved in this...

Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied


For a severely corrosive environment, the duplex coating system ensures an extended productive life for iron and steel assets, along with...

Cathodic Protection of a Sewage Treatment Dissolved Air Flotation Tank Cathodic Protection of a Sewage Treatment Dissolved Air Flotation Tank Cathodic Protection of a Sewage Treatment Dissolved Air Flotation Tank Cathodic Protection of a Sewage Treatment Dissolved Air Flotation Tank


A dissolved air flotation tank with extensive corrosion required recoating of the entire tank and an upgrade of several components,...

Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation


Corrosion under insulation (CUI) prevention with thermal sprayed aluminum (TSA) provides long-term and reliable prevention that reduces...

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...

University Building Galvanized to Face the Future University Building Galvanized to Face the Future University Building Galvanized to Face the Future University Building Galvanized to Face the Future


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

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...

Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines


Alan Kehr provides some guidance and perspective on an article published in Pipeline and Gas Journal: “Fusion-bonded Epoxy’s Effects on...

An Introduction to the Root Causes of CUI with Monica Chauviere An Introduction to the Root Causes of CUI with Monica Chauviere An Introduction to the Root Causes of CUI with Monica Chauviere An Introduction to the Root Causes of CUI with Monica Chauviere


Misconceptions abound regarding corrosion under insulation (CUI). From imperfect coatings and wet insulation dynamics, to design flaws that...

All About Pitting Corrosion All About Pitting Corrosion All About Pitting Corrosion All About Pitting Corrosion


Pitting corrosion, although relatively small in size, can result in catastrophic failures in a variety of structures. Its unpredictability...