Preventative Coatings



Corrosion Prevention for Buried Pipelines Corrosion Prevention for Buried Pipelines Corrosion Prevention for Buried Pipelines Corrosion Prevention for Buried Pipelines


Corrosion of the internal and external surfaces of pipelines is a leading cause of buried pipeline failure, which in turn leads to huge...

Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces


Learn the five major considerations you should make before coating a high-temperature surface

The Detrimental Effects of Wet Insulation in the CUI Range The Detrimental Effects of Wet Insulation in the CUI Range The Detrimental Effects of Wet Insulation in the CUI Range The Detrimental Effects of Wet Insulation in the CUI Range


A review of a 40-year case history at two massive Gulf Coast refinery complexes in the U.S. exposes how drastically water-absorbent...

Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors


Inspectors with previous marine experience tend to have a better feel for the ebb and flow of a project—however, even experienced marine...

Galvanization and its Efficacy in Corrosion Prevention Galvanization and its Efficacy in Corrosion Prevention Galvanization and its Efficacy in Corrosion Prevention Galvanization and its Efficacy in Corrosion Prevention


Galvanization has proved to be a highly cost-effective, sustainable and widely used technique for corrosion prevention. Learn more about it...

Understanding the Industry Shift To Wet Abrasive Blasting Understanding the Industry Shift To Wet Abrasive Blasting Understanding the Industry Shift To Wet Abrasive Blasting Understanding the Industry Shift To Wet Abrasive Blasting


Changes are forcing the abrasive blasting industry to explore new methods to reduce worker’s exposure to abrasive dust. A promising trend...

Coating Failure: Why a Preventive Strategy is the Best Way to Avoid it Coating Failure: Why a Preventive Strategy is the Best Way to Avoid it Coating Failure: Why a Preventive Strategy is the Best Way to Avoid it Coating Failure: Why a Preventive Strategy is the Best Way to Avoid it


No coating is better than a bad coating because recoating can cost much more than the initial coating application. Find out how to prevent...

The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen


The coating, for all intents and purposes, was perfect. But if this work were to be done today, with a third-party inspector onsite, it...

7 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement 7 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement 7 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement 7 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement


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

Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection


Corrosion under insulation (CUI) causes many safety hazards in industrial facilities, many of which are prevented by using thermal...

The Anatomy of a Coating Failure The Anatomy of a Coating Failure The Anatomy of a Coating Failure The Anatomy of a Coating Failure


Rarely does a coating fail because of only one contributing factor. Rather, it is usually two or more factors working in conjunction that...

Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information


After blast cleaning, a surface consists of random irregularities with peaks and valleys. If the roughness is insufficient, paint will not...

How to Plan Facility Coatings Condition Assessments How to Plan Facility Coatings Condition Assessments How to Plan Facility Coatings Condition Assessments How to Plan Facility Coatings Condition Assessments


Proper pre-planning and deciding what data to collect are essential to the efficacy and cost effectiveness of both baseline surveys and...

Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions


A new fast-cure, polymeric epoxy-based emergency repair composite provides excellent adhesion without intensive surface preparation, grit...

Controlling Corrosion in Electronic Devices Controlling Corrosion in Electronic Devices Controlling Corrosion in Electronic Devices Controlling Corrosion in Electronic Devices


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

Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings Corrosion Prevention for Water Pumps, Valves, Impellers and Fittings


Pumps, valves, impellers, and fittings are highly susceptible to several types of corrosion, including erosion, galvanic, pitting and...

Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention


Due to its durability and corrosion protection, metallization (thermal spraying) is an excellent protection method for structures with a...

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...

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...