Preventative Coatings


Measuring the thickness of a coating. Measuring the thickness of a coating. Measuring the thickness of a coating. Measuring the thickness of a coating.


Measurement of film thickness can be done with many different instruments. Understanding the equipment available for film thickness...

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The corrosion or rusting of iron creates a reddish-brown hydrated iron oxide. Understanding how iron…

Inspection of a gas turbine engine. Inspection of a gas turbine engine. Inspection of a gas turbine engine. Inspection of a gas turbine engine.


Hot corrosion is a concern in gas turbines that can lead to a failure, but can be detected and prevented by material selection, protective...

Temporary Corrosion Protection During Storage, Transportation and Handling Temporary Corrosion Protection During Storage, Transportation and Handling Temporary Corrosion Protection During Storage, Transportation and Handling Temporary Corrosion Protection During Storage, Transportation and Handling


Preventing temporary corrosion is an essential strategy for winning the battle against material loss due to deterioration of metals during...

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Although industry experts don’t expect any revolutionary advances in corrosion mitigation technology in 2021, developments and improvements...

Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills


Cathodic protection is a key method for preventing corrosion, and understanding its basic concepts is very important. Here we look at the...

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...

New pipe and old corroded rusty pipes. New pipe and old corroded rusty pipes. New pipe and old corroded rusty pipes. New pipe and old corroded rusty pipes.


Pipeline corrosion—and the related catastrophic failures that it can cause—cost billions of dollars to the economy each year. Here's how it...

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An Innovative Coating Solution for Oil Sands Equipment Using a Chromium Carbide Weld Overlays

Polyurea coating on a factory floor. Polyurea coating on a factory floor. Polyurea coating on a factory floor. Polyurea coating on a factory floor.


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

How to Effectively Recognize, Prevent and Treat Pitting Corrosion How to Effectively Recognize, Prevent and Treat Pitting Corrosion How to Effectively Recognize, Prevent and Treat Pitting Corrosion How to Effectively Recognize, Prevent and Treat Pitting Corrosion


Pitting corrosion can have serious implications because the cavity it bores below the surface can be both wide and deep, thus seriously...

Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea. Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea. Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea. Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea.


Polyurea is commonly used as a waterproofing sealant and corrosion-resistant coating on metals and concrete surfaces. The reasons for its...

Soluble Salts and Coating Performance Soluble Salts and Coating Performance Soluble Salts and Coating Performance Soluble Salts and Coating Performance


Due to the potential for soluble salts to reduce coating performance, testing the substrate for the presence of these salts should be...

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Jane Debbrecht discusses the electroplating process, how it is used in industry, and the benefits it has over other corrosion prevention...

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...

Aviation Coatings for Corrosion Prevention Aviation Coatings for Corrosion Prevention Aviation Coatings for Corrosion Prevention Aviation Coatings for Corrosion Prevention


Corrosive deterioration of the critical surfaces of aircraft can come in the way of ensuring a reliable and safe operational performance....

5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About 5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About 5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About 5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About


The 5 most common types of metal coatings that can effectively prolong the service life of many metal assets by preventing corrosion...

Rusty corroded electrical control panel. Rusty corroded electrical control panel. Rusty corroded electrical control panel. Rusty corroded electrical control panel.


The careful selection of coatings and substrate materials based on the service exposure of electrical equipment and controls can improve...

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...