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How to Prevent Filiform Corrosion Under Coatings
Filiform corrosion is a particular form of corrosion that occurs under thin coatings in randomly distributed threads like filaments. Filiform corrosion is also known as...
By: Dennis Jayasinghe | Principal/Chief Technical Officer, Corr-Met Inspection & Consulting Inc.
Using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy on Steel Pipelines
Pipelines are an essential infrastructure component as a conveyance of utilities, commodities and other elements vital for a robust economy. Pipelines are typically...
By: Della Anggabrata
An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion in Seawater
When it comes to corrosion engineering, seawater is one of the most important environments to discuss. This may be especially true when it comes to pipelines, which...
By: Mehdi Yari | Electrochemistry and Corrosion Laboratory at the University of Western Ontario
Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility
Modern construction materials have a number of well-defined mechanical properties that can tell us a lot about their characteristics and behavior when used in...
By: Nemanja Pavlovic
Engineering and Spec Writing
The Impact of Minimum & Maximum DFT Values on Coating Performance
For best results, it’s necessary to assess and control a myriad of painting process variables, including assignable causes and random variations, which affect the...
By: Raouf Kattan | Managing Director, Safinah Ltd.
Soluble Salts and Coating Performance
Residual soluble salts can affect coating performance by accelerating the corrosion process and by causing osmotic blistering with subsequent disbondment of the coating...
By: Heather Stiner | Protective Coatings Professional, SSPC
Introduction to the Chemistry of Pipes in Seawater
It is estimated that around 30% of all scrap metal comes from corroded metal materials or equipment. And marine environments, no doubt, have made a significant...
By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed
Cathodic protection (CP) comes in many forms. Zinc is often the metal of choice used for CP sacrificial anodes, which are attached to welding on the substrates of...
By: Ian MacMoy | Product Design Specialist, Dox Steel
High Pressure Fastener Coating Practices Under Fire: Ian MacMoy Speaks Out
There are a number of standards that address coating and installation of fasteners in high-pressure service. Most of them clearly forbid the common coating application...
By: Alan Kehr | Managing Consultant, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion, LLC
The Anatomy of a Coating Failure
Rarely does a coating fail because of only one contributing factor. Rather, it is usually two or more factors working in conjunction that cause a coating to fail on a...
By: Louis D. Vincent | Owner, L.D. “Lou” Vincent PHD LLC
Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms
While offering new anticorrosion coatings for marine and offshore applications, manufacturers are under consistent pressure due to stricter environmental regulations, as...
11 Uses for Cupronickel and Why You Should Be Using It Now
While searching for new metals that can resist saltwater corrosion, in all probability you might have bumped into a group of alloys called cupronickel (Cu-Ni) or...
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