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Electrical lines in a utility right-of-way. Electrical lines in a utility right-of-way. Electrical lines in a utility right-of-way. Electrical lines in a utility right-of-way.


AC induced corrosion of buried pipelines can occur due to placing electrical utilities in a common right of way. Fortunately there are ways...

Scale in old water pipe components. Scale in old water pipe components. Scale in old water pipe components. Scale in old water pipe components.


Municipal drinking water pipes are susceptible to corrosive scale and lead leaching from the pipe walls. A scale analysis can determine the...

Worker performing maintenance on railway railroad track. Worker performing maintenance on railway railroad track. Worker performing maintenance on railway railroad track. Worker performing maintenance on railway railroad track.


Demand for new railroad infrastructure is increasing due to a growth in urbanization and a desire to reduce travel time, resulting in...

Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed. Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed. Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed. Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed.


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

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...

Steel corrosion on a rusty pipe Steel corrosion on a rusty pipe Steel corrosion on a rusty pipe Steel corrosion on a rusty pipe


Steel is popular, durable and versatile. Here are 7 things to understand about the corrosion resistance of steel.

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.

Integrity Management: How Ultrasonic Inline Inspection (ILI) Technology Enhances Safety Integrity Management: How Ultrasonic Inline Inspection (ILI) Technology Enhances Safety Integrity Management: How Ultrasonic Inline Inspection (ILI) Technology Enhances Safety Integrity Management: How Ultrasonic Inline Inspection (ILI) Technology Enhances Safety


Conventional pressure testing poses many risks to the pipeline, the environment and nearby workers. Ultrasonic inline inspection (ILI), on...

The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials


A problem that civil engineers currently face is corrosion of the steel reinforcements commonly found in aging infrastructure. Recent...

Corrosion and Electrical Interference in Buried Metallic Structures Corrosion and Electrical Interference in Buried Metallic Structures Corrosion and Electrical Interference in Buried Metallic Structures Corrosion and Electrical Interference in Buried Metallic Structures


Electrical interference is a threat that accelerates corrosion in buried metallic structures such as pipelines, tanks and vessels....

IoT for Corrosion Monitoring in the Oil and Gas Industry IoT for Corrosion Monitoring in the Oil and Gas Industry IoT for Corrosion Monitoring in the Oil and Gas Industry IoT for Corrosion Monitoring in the Oil and Gas Industry


IoT uses electronic sensors connected directly to assets to gather and report critical information to remote locations. This permits...

View of river water in Flint, Michigan View of river water in Flint, Michigan View of river water in Flint, Michigan View of river water in Flint, Michigan


Brown discolored water began appearing in a city’s drinking water after a change to the water supply. Further investigations revealed the...

How Hybrid Cathodic Protection Systems Are Being Used to Protect Reinforced Concrete How Hybrid Cathodic Protection Systems Are Being Used to Protect Reinforced Concrete How Hybrid Cathodic Protection Systems Are Being Used to Protect Reinforced Concrete How Hybrid Cathodic Protection Systems Are Being Used to Protect Reinforced Concrete


A hybrid anode system that combines the elements of realkalization, cathodic protection and galvanic protection can be used as a protection...

The Root Causes of Today's Multifactorial Concrete Problems The Root Causes of Today's Multifactorial Concrete Problems The Root Causes of Today's Multifactorial Concrete Problems The Root Causes of Today's Multifactorial Concrete Problems


A defect or problem in an existing reinforced concrete structure is multifactorial and often stems from obscure reasons. A proper root...

Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad? Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad? Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad? Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad?


Proper attention to surface preparation is essential to achieve a robust bond between repair materials and the existing concrete substrate....

Correcting and Preventing Concrete Corrosion Correcting and Preventing Concrete Corrosion Correcting and Preventing Concrete Corrosion Correcting and Preventing Concrete Corrosion


Corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete is a worldwide problem that causes a range of economic, aesthetic and utilization issues....

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...

EIT Corrosion Detection Systems: Are They the Future? EIT Corrosion Detection Systems: Are They the Future? EIT Corrosion Detection Systems: Are They the Future? EIT Corrosion Detection Systems: Are They the Future?


Grouted electrically isolated pre-tensioned tendons provide advantages for prestressed concrete structures such as bridges and flyovers....

Electric Transportation Systems and Stray Current Corrosion Electric Transportation Systems and Stray Current Corrosion Electric Transportation Systems and Stray Current Corrosion Electric Transportation Systems and Stray Current Corrosion


Stray current corrosion from DC transit system is a real threat to a pipeline’s integrity, but it can be detected by measuring the...