Preventative Coatings


9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating


Essential topics to keep in mind when performing surface preparation and applying a marine coating. Although targeted at vessels, also...

Defining Client Objectives for Coatings Specification Defining Client Objectives for Coatings Specification Defining Client Objectives for Coatings Specification Defining Client Objectives for Coatings Specification


A protective coatings and engineering expert discusses the importance of defining client objectives in a design basis document early in the...

How Insulating Coatings Are Winning Against Corrosion Under Insulation How Insulating Coatings Are Winning Against Corrosion Under Insulation How Insulating Coatings Are Winning Against Corrosion Under Insulation How Insulating Coatings Are Winning Against Corrosion Under Insulation


Conventional thermal insulation materials can promote corrosion under insulation (CUI). Insulating coatings are quickly gaining popularity...

Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference? Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference? Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference? Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference?


There are two main methods for galvanizing steel: hot-dip galvanizing and cold galvanizing. This article looks at these two galvanizing...

Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions


Applying protective coatings to ships in cold winter conditions is problematic. Painting in low temperatures has created many modifications...

The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure


Pure polyurea offers several advantages as a protective coating for water treatment plants, pipelines, storage tanks, process vessels and...

8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings 8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings 8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings 8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings


Polyurea coatings are preferred where other coatings fail to protect the substrate. They have the unique advantage of moisture resistance,...

A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method


Self-healing oxides are efficient at protecting metal surfaces due to their ability to flow and elongate as the coated metal deforms, thus...

Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding


This article delves into marine coating quality control problems in the wake of the 2008 shipbuilding boom, which have resulted in...

The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts


Versatile vinyl coatings are cost-effective and versatile for tools and metal part applications, especially those that require heat or...

The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering


In the coatings industry, there is a continued misunderstanding of the true process of osmotic blistering, and the best methods to test for...

The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option


Paints must be applied to surfaces that are entirely free from rust and other contamination. This may not be possible in some situations,...

Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied


For a severely corrosive environment, the duplex coating system ensures an extended productive life for iron and steel assets, along with...

Cathodic Protection of a Sewage Treatment Dissolved Air Flotation Tank Cathodic Protection of a Sewage Treatment Dissolved Air Flotation Tank Cathodic Protection of a Sewage Treatment Dissolved Air Flotation Tank Cathodic Protection of a Sewage Treatment Dissolved Air Flotation Tank


A dissolved air flotation tank with extensive corrosion required recoating of the entire tank and an upgrade of several components,...

How New Oil & Gas Extraction and Transportation Methods are Influencing Pipeline Corrosion How New Oil & Gas Extraction and Transportation Methods are Influencing Pipeline Corrosion How New Oil & Gas Extraction and Transportation Methods are Influencing Pipeline Corrosion How New Oil & Gas Extraction and Transportation Methods are Influencing Pipeline Corrosion


Advanced oil and gas extraction techniques are used to help increase the efficiency of extraction and transportation. These techniques have...

Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines


We spoke to fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) expert, Alan Kehr, about specifying this material for high-temperature pipelines.

Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities


Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) is the root cause of many of the petrochemical industry’s problems including forced shutdowns and lost...

Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection


Nanotechnology coatings are making their way into many industry sectors including automotive, aviation, maritime and construction. This...

Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings


Properly applied, a single-coat inorganic zinc silicate (IZS) coating provides one of the most durable and cost-effective coating systems...