Preventative Coatings


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There is a growing disconnect in the pipe coating industry between coating specification writers, engineers and ground-level coating...

Process vessels storage tanks and pipes. Process vessels storage tanks and pipes. Process vessels storage tanks and pipes. Process vessels storage tanks and pipes.


Epoxy phenolic alkylated amine coatings have the potential to revolutionize coating processes where high temperatures or CUI are a concern.

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Chloride, galvanic, acidic or alkaline corrosion can cause corrosion under insulation (CUI), but there are ways to prevent the problem.

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...

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Extending the Service Life of Electric Submersible Pumps in Oil and Gas Wells

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...

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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...