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How Thermal Insulating Coatings Can Be Used to Prevent Flood Damage How Thermal Insulating Coatings Can Be Used to Prevent Flood Damage How Thermal Insulating Coatings Can Be Used to Prevent Flood Damage How Thermal Insulating Coatings Can Be Used to Prevent Flood Damage


Retention areas around storage tanks can cause a problem when torrential rains cause flooding, resulting in saturated insulation and...

Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A


A NACE International instructor and trainer in corrosion assessment, Terry Greenfield has 40 years’ experience in protective coatings...

When is a Paint Dry? When is a Paint Dry? When is a Paint Dry? When is a Paint Dry?


The seemingly simple question of “When is a paint dry?” may appear as exciting as watching paint dry, but in fact shows some complications...

How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion How Metallic Coatings Protect Metals from Corrosion


Metals such as steel are prone to corrosion. Here we examine the science behind the metallic coatings that protect against corrosion.

Comparing Insulation in Storm-prone Areas Comparing Insulation in Storm-prone Areas Comparing Insulation in Storm-prone Areas Comparing Insulation in Storm-prone Areas


An issue that affects facilities in tropical and storm-prone area is the threat of superstorms and tropical events, which can be...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How a Liquid Nylon Coating Can Help Create an Impervious, Pinhole-Free Coating Barrier How a Liquid Nylon Coating Can Help Create an Impervious, Pinhole-Free Coating Barrier How a Liquid Nylon Coating Can Help Create an Impervious, Pinhole-Free Coating Barrier How a Liquid Nylon Coating Can Help Create an Impervious, Pinhole-Free Coating Barrier


A liquid nylon coating makes an excellent barrier for demanding applications in the aviation, marine and automotive industries.

Case Study: Large-scale Installation of Encapsulating Technology for Flange Protection Case Study: Large-scale Installation of Encapsulating Technology for Flange Protection Case Study: Large-scale Installation of Encapsulating Technology for Flange Protection Case Study: Large-scale Installation of Encapsulating Technology for Flange Protection


A case study highlights the use of a peelable, resealable membrane technology to protect more than 500 flanges from severe weathering and...

Combating Wet Insulation and CUI with Aerogel Coatings Combating Wet Insulation and CUI with Aerogel Coatings Combating Wet Insulation and CUI with Aerogel Coatings Combating Wet Insulation and CUI with Aerogel Coatings


Moisture causes insulation to lose its effectiveness. The author’s experiment reveals how a duplex system that combines an aerogel coating...

Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures


Protecting offshore structures from corrosion and abrasion damage is an ongoing and costly challenge for operators. A polyurea coatings...

The Science of Anti-Corrosion Thin Films The Science of Anti-Corrosion Thin Films The Science of Anti-Corrosion Thin Films The Science of Anti-Corrosion Thin Films


Since the early 1900s, thin films have been explored for corrosion protection of metals. Through many decades of development, the thin...