Corrosion Testing


Case Study: Offshore Platform Implements Faster, Safer Corrosion Monitoring Tools Case Study: Offshore Platform Implements Faster, Safer Corrosion Monitoring Tools Case Study: Offshore Platform Implements Faster, Safer Corrosion Monitoring Tools Case Study: Offshore Platform Implements Faster, Safer Corrosion Monitoring Tools


In this case study, oil and gas offshore facility operators confront the high cost and safety issues associated with retrieving corrosion...

How to Select the Best Value Monitoring and Testing Tools How to Select the Best Value Monitoring and Testing Tools How to Select the Best Value Monitoring and Testing Tools How to Select the Best Value Monitoring and Testing Tools


Substandard tools are insufficient for monitoring and testing pipelines or other equipment in the refining and process industries. The...

How Corrosion Coupon Holders Can Preserve Your Valuable Assets How Corrosion Coupon Holders Can Preserve Your Valuable Assets How Corrosion Coupon Holders Can Preserve Your Valuable Assets How Corrosion Coupon Holders Can Preserve Your Valuable Assets


Metal corrosion is inevitable, but it can be monitored and measured with corrosion coupons. The right tool facilitates inserting and...

How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures


Pitfalls often plague the success of coatings application projects, resulting in costly premature failures across numerous industries. We...

Choosing a Fit-for-Service Lining System for Process Vessels Choosing a Fit-for-Service Lining System for Process Vessels Choosing a Fit-for-Service Lining System for Process Vessels Choosing a Fit-for-Service Lining System for Process Vessels


Most process vessels in the oil and gas industry are constructed from carbon steel, which corrodes under harsh chemical, heat and pressure...

CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 2) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 2) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 2) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 2)


In Part 2 of this series, nondestructive testing techniques for detection of corrosion under insulation are explained and compared

CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 1) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 1) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 1) CUI Detection Techniques for Process Pipelines (Part 1)


In petrochemical refineries, the majority of pipeline failures are due to three corrosion mechanisms. This article series discusses how to...

Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures


The presence of non-visible residual surface salts and their impact on life cycle coating performance is well documented, yet no widespread...

30-Year Development of a Cavitation-Resistant Elastomer 30-Year Development of a Cavitation-Resistant Elastomer 30-Year Development of a Cavitation-Resistant Elastomer 30-Year Development of a Cavitation-Resistant Elastomer


In Part 1 of this series, we reviewed various coatings designed for cavitation resistance. Here we will review the testing and development...

Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates Tools & Tips: Holiday Detection on Coated Steel & Concrete Substrates


A coating inspector offers tips on using low voltage and high voltage testers to find coating pinholes (holidays) on painted metallic...

Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved


In Part 2 of this in-depth series, the authors expose the roles that standards, and paint company guidelines and recommendations play in...

Methods & Pitfalls in Selecting Coating Systems for Specification Methods & Pitfalls in Selecting Coating Systems for Specification Methods & Pitfalls in Selecting Coating Systems for Specification Methods & Pitfalls in Selecting Coating Systems for Specification


Veteran protective coatings expert, Lou Vincent, looks at the coating selection process through the lens of deep experience, and examines...

An Overview of Cathodic Protection Potential Measurement An Overview of Cathodic Protection Potential Measurement An Overview of Cathodic Protection Potential Measurement An Overview of Cathodic Protection Potential Measurement


Learn about cathodic protection potential measurement, a method used to determine the adequacy of a cathodic protection system by comparing...

The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry


Even though pipelines are one of the safest and most reliable forms of energy transportation, there is a long history of pipeline failures...

CUI Myth 4: There’s no CUI if the Jacketing isn’t Damaged CUI Myth 4: There’s no CUI if the Jacketing isn’t Damaged CUI Myth 4: There’s no CUI if the Jacketing isn’t Damaged CUI Myth 4: There’s no CUI if the Jacketing isn’t Damaged


This is the fourth and final installment of our series on the common myths concerning CUI, for integrity managers, inspectors and...

Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification Defining Service Requirements & Environmental Factors for Coating Specification


An expert coatings engineer describes the international standards and procedures necessary to define environmental factors and durability...

Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance


A case study on protective coating solution for a hydraulic pump at a water elevation plant in Portugal. Eight months after coating...

Designing & Testing a New ISO/ASTM-Compliant Composite Repair Solution Designing & Testing a New ISO/ASTM-Compliant Composite Repair Solution Designing & Testing a New ISO/ASTM-Compliant Composite Repair Solution Designing & Testing a New ISO/ASTM-Compliant Composite Repair Solution


An affordable, new standards-compliant composite repair system consists of a thermoset epoxy resin reinforced by a hybrid carbon/glass...

Chlor-Rid Protects Steel from Salt Corrosion Chlor-Rid Protects Steel from Salt Corrosion Chlor-Rid Protects Steel from Salt Corrosion Chlor-Rid Protects Steel from Salt Corrosion


The cost of salt corrosion coatings failures are estimated at over US$6 billion per year