Prevention


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Proper grounding, the use of additives, quality construction of the tank and supporting infrastructure and adherence to safe operating...

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In the realm of high-pressure bolting, it is important to understand the dynamics and behavior of fastener systems under load, and how...

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,...

5 Coating Defects That Can Be Avoided By Adhering To Coating Specs 5 Coating Defects That Can Be Avoided By Adhering To Coating Specs 5 Coating Defects That Can Be Avoided By Adhering To Coating Specs 5 Coating Defects That Can Be Avoided By Adhering To Coating Specs


Some coating problems may be due to poor technique or selecting an inappropriate product, however the five highlighted in this article can...

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Soil corrosion is a phenomenon that involves a number of complex chemical reactions that range widely in rate and severity depending on the...

The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings


Internal and external pipeline coatings play key roles to prevent oil and natural gas pipelines from coming into contact with corrosive...

Why Do Two Dissimilar Metals Cause Corrosion? Why Do Two Dissimilar Metals Cause Corrosion? Why Do Two Dissimilar Metals Cause Corrosion? Why Do Two Dissimilar Metals Cause Corrosion?


Contact between dissimilar metals can be detrimental and result in bimetallic corrosion (also known as galvanic corrosion). This type of...

Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion


Pickling and passivation are chemical treatments applied to the surface of stainless steel to remove contaminants and assist the formation...

Understanding and Preventing Fretting Corrosion Damage in Electrical Devices Understanding and Preventing Fretting Corrosion Damage in Electrical Devices Understanding and Preventing Fretting Corrosion Damage in Electrical Devices Understanding and Preventing Fretting Corrosion Damage in Electrical Devices


There are a number of measures that can be taken to mitigate the effects of fretting corrosion, which fall into two approaches: fretting...

How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion


Metals such as steel are prone to corrosion. Here we examine the science behind the metallic coatings that protect against corrosion.

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...

Potential Causes of Corrosion in Pre-combustion and Hydrogen Production Process Plants Potential Causes of Corrosion in Pre-combustion and Hydrogen Production Process Plants Potential Causes of Corrosion in Pre-combustion and Hydrogen Production Process Plants Potential Causes of Corrosion in Pre-combustion and Hydrogen Production Process Plants


The elevated temperatures and high pressure found in the pre-combustion hydrogen production process along with the presence of corrosive...

Corrosion Coupons: Why Relying on One Test Method Isn't Enough Corrosion Coupons: Why Relying on One Test Method Isn't Enough Corrosion Coupons: Why Relying on One Test Method Isn't Enough Corrosion Coupons: Why Relying on One Test Method Isn't Enough


Although they're simple and inexpensive, corrosion coupons often produce misleading results about corrosion rates. Find out more here.

Combat CUI: Major Advancements in Material Standards, Insulation Features and Metal Jacketing Combat CUI: Major Advancements in Material Standards, Insulation Features and Metal Jacketing Combat CUI: Major Advancements in Material Standards, Insulation Features and Metal Jacketing Combat CUI: Major Advancements in Material Standards, Insulation Features and Metal Jacketing


To implement an effective strategy to prevent CUI, engineers, specifiers and facility operators need to consider the elements of an entire...

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...

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.

VIDEO: Cathodic Protection in 2 Minutes Flat VIDEO: Cathodic Protection in 2 Minutes Flat VIDEO: Cathodic Protection in 2 Minutes Flat VIDEO: Cathodic Protection in 2 Minutes Flat


Cathodic protection is an old method of corrosion prevention, but it's still used in a wide array of environments, from steel pipelines to...

Anti-Corrosion Coatings for Different Service Exposures Anti-Corrosion Coatings for Different Service Exposures Anti-Corrosion Coatings for Different Service Exposures Anti-Corrosion Coatings for Different Service Exposures


Corrosion engineers need to study service exposures, the variability of the conditions, and the limitations of the site to find the best...

Hydrogen Blistering and Hydrogen Embrittlement: Causes and Preventive Measures Hydrogen Blistering and Hydrogen Embrittlement: Causes and Preventive Measures Hydrogen Blistering and Hydrogen Embrittlement: Causes and Preventive Measures Hydrogen Blistering and Hydrogen Embrittlement: Causes and Preventive Measures


The presence of atomic hydrogen is extremely dangerous and can cause serious damage to materials. Learn more about hydrogen damage and how...