Oil and Gas



The Detrimental Effects of Wet Insulation in the CUI Range The Detrimental Effects of Wet Insulation in the CUI Range The Detrimental Effects of Wet Insulation in the CUI Range The Detrimental Effects of Wet Insulation in the CUI Range


A review of a 40-year case history at two massive Gulf Coast refinery complexes in the U.S. exposes how drastically water-absorbent...

The 6 Corrosive Components That Can Be Found in Crude Oil The 6 Corrosive Components That Can Be Found in Crude Oil The 6 Corrosive Components That Can Be Found in Crude Oil The 6 Corrosive Components That Can Be Found in Crude Oil


Crude oil isn't corrosive, but some of the impurities commonly found in it are. Find out what those components are, and what can be done to...

Decommissioning Your Cathodic Protection Well Decommissioning Your Cathodic Protection Well Decommissioning Your Cathodic Protection Well Decommissioning Your Cathodic Protection Well


Decommissioning a deep anode well, or ground bed simply by removing the surface hardware and walking away is often no longer acceptable....

Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed


Zinc is widely used in the oil & gas industry, but its safety is being called into question by regulators and the industry, especially for...

Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms


Marine and offshore platform applications are critical assets of national importance. With regard to anticorrosion coatings, there are...

High Pressure Fastener Coating Practices Under Fire: Ian MacMoy Speaks Out High Pressure Fastener Coating Practices Under Fire: Ian MacMoy Speaks Out High Pressure Fastener Coating Practices Under Fire: Ian MacMoy Speaks Out High Pressure Fastener Coating Practices Under Fire: Ian MacMoy Speaks Out


Ian MacMoy, an expert on pressure bolt coatings for aggressive corrosion environments, speaks out against oversizing nut threads to...

Testing For Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Pipelines Testing For Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Pipelines Testing For Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Pipelines Testing For Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Pipelines


Maintaining pipeline integrity is crucial in the oil & gas industry. When pipeline defects are detected, or pipeline failures occur,...

How to Select the Best Value Monitoring and Testing Tools How to Select the Best Value Monitoring and Testing Tools How to Select the Best Value Monitoring and Testing Tools How to Select the Best Value Monitoring and Testing Tools


Substandard tools are insufficient for monitoring and testing pipelines or other equipment in the refining and process industries. The...

How Corrosion Coupon Holders Can Preserve Your Valuable Assets How Corrosion Coupon Holders Can Preserve Your Valuable Assets How Corrosion Coupon Holders Can Preserve Your Valuable Assets How Corrosion Coupon Holders Can Preserve Your Valuable Assets


Metal corrosion is inevitable, but it can be monitored and measured with corrosion coupons. The right tool facilitates inserting and...

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...

Industry Experts Discuss Subsea Pipeline Corrosion Management Industry Experts Discuss Subsea Pipeline Corrosion Management Industry Experts Discuss Subsea Pipeline Corrosion Management Industry Experts Discuss Subsea Pipeline Corrosion Management


In this exclusive interview, three oil & gas industry corrosion experts discuss some of the key challenges in protecting subsea assets from...

Case Study: Large-scale Installation of Encapsulating Technology for Flange Protection Case Study: Large-scale Installation of Encapsulating Technology for Flange Protection Case Study: Large-scale Installation of Encapsulating Technology for Flange Protection Case Study: Large-scale Installation of Encapsulating Technology for Flange Protection


A case study highlights the use of a peelable, resealable membrane technology to protect more than 500 flanges from severe weathering and...

Geoff Binks: How the Polymer Repair Market Has Changed in 50 Years Geoff Binks: How the Polymer Repair Market Has Changed in 50 Years Geoff Binks: How the Polymer Repair Market Has Changed in 50 Years Geoff Binks: How the Polymer Repair Market Has Changed in 50 Years


Geoff Binks has dedicated 50 years’ service to a major polymer coating and composite manufacturer. In this interview he discusses his vast...

Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures


After taking a closer look at the necessity for communication within the industry concerning equipment design and its impact on application...

Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures


Protecting offshore structures from corrosion and abrasion damage is an ongoing and costly challenge for operators. A polyurea coatings...

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...

CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 2) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 2) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 2) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 2)


In Part 2 of this series, nondestructive testing techniques for detection of corrosion under insulation are explained and compared

CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 1) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 1) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 1) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 1)


In petrochemical refineries, the majority of pipeline failures are due to three corrosion mechanisms. This article series discusses how to...

Remote Corrosion Monitoring Systems in the Oil and Gas Industry Remote Corrosion Monitoring Systems in the Oil and Gas Industry Remote Corrosion Monitoring Systems in the Oil and Gas Industry Remote Corrosion Monitoring Systems in the Oil and Gas Industry


Companies use remote corrosion monitoring systems to prevent pipelines and other plant equipment from failing in the field. Discover where...