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...

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...

Introduction to Electroplating Interview with Jane Debbrecht Introduction to Electroplating Interview with Jane Debbrecht Introduction to Electroplating Interview with Jane Debbrecht Introduction to Electroplating Interview with Jane Debbrecht


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...

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...

Quality Assurance in the Coatings Industry: A Job Description Quality Assurance in the Coatings Industry: A Job Description Quality Assurance in the Coatings Industry: A Job Description Quality Assurance in the Coatings Industry: A Job Description


Quality assurance specialists are usually employed or subcontracted by an asset owner. In the paint and coatings industry, they verify that...

Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101


Metallizing is a general term used to describe the process of applying a metallic coating on the surface of an object. It involves several...

Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection


Active corrosion protection is so named because the metal’s surface is allowed to come into contact with corrosive elements while...

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...

Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms


Marine and offshore platform applications are critical assets of national importance. With regard to anticorrosion coatings, there are...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity


Rhodium is a precious rare metal, distinguished for its excellent corrosion resistance, high temperature stability, durability and...

Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2)


Increasing surface roughness depth does not always ensure good coating adhesion. Here, we consider how adhesion ultimately depends on not...

Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 1) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 1) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 1) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 1)


In light of basic adhesion science, today’s surface profile measurement methods, standards and specifications have unique limitations in...

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...

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...