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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...

Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem


Drinking water travels through metallic pipes. The corrosion rate depends upon dissimilar metals used in pipes and water parameters such as...

IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think


From edge treatment to salt removal, the requirements for applying single-coat inorganic zinc silicate (IOZ) coatings are not difficult for...

Corrosion Resistance in Reinforced Concrete Structures Corrosion Resistance in Reinforced Concrete Structures Corrosion Resistance in Reinforced Concrete Structures Corrosion Resistance in Reinforced Concrete Structures


Although steel reinforcement is embedded in the concrete, it is still vulnerable to corrosion. This corrosion deteriorates the bars and...

The Tuberculation Battle: How to Effectively Use the Unidirectional Flushing Method The Tuberculation Battle: How to Effectively Use the Unidirectional Flushing Method The Tuberculation Battle: How to Effectively Use the Unidirectional Flushing Method The Tuberculation Battle: How to Effectively Use the Unidirectional Flushing Method


Tuberculation is a common problem associated with aging metal iron pipes. In an attempt to improve operational efficiency and overall water...

Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure


New economical rehabilitation technologies show promise in extending the operation life of critical assets. A review of a recent EPA study...