Corrosion Testing


Corrosion engineer conducting a nondestructive ultrasonic test of a pipeline. Corrosion engineer conducting a nondestructive ultrasonic test of a pipeline. Corrosion engineer conducting a nondestructive ultrasonic test of a pipeline. Corrosion engineer conducting a nondestructive ultrasonic test of a pipeline.


Performing a fitness for service assessment of pressure vessels in the oil and gas industry in the event of corrosion.

Corrosion engineer planning a solution. Corrosion engineer planning a solution. Corrosion engineer planning a solution. Corrosion engineer planning a solution.


For the asset owner or proprietor, a process plan is needed to find corrosion solutions for small-to-medium sized corrosion problems. The...

Portable Raman spectrometer. Portable Raman spectrometer. Portable Raman spectrometer. Portable Raman spectrometer.


Many techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and x-ray diffraction (XRD) can be employed to provide vital information about...

Scale in old water pipe components. Scale in old water pipe components. Scale in old water pipe components. Scale in old water pipe components.


Municipal drinking water pipes are susceptible to corrosive scale and lead leaching from the pipe walls. A scale analysis can determine the...

Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems


In order to ensure corrosion control of underground or submerged metallic structures, periodic function testing and troubleshooting of...

Sign indicating a cathodic protection test point. Sign indicating a cathodic protection test point. Sign indicating a cathodic protection test point. Sign indicating a cathodic protection test point.


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

Engineer inspecting a pipeline. Engineer inspecting a pipeline. Engineer inspecting a pipeline. Engineer inspecting a pipeline.


An electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) generates ultrasound via an electromechanical coupling, and is used to detect pipeline...

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...

Integrity Management: How Ultrasonic Inline Inspection (ILI) Technology Enhances Safety Integrity Management: How Ultrasonic Inline Inspection (ILI) Technology Enhances Safety Integrity Management: How Ultrasonic Inline Inspection (ILI) Technology Enhances Safety Integrity Management: How Ultrasonic Inline Inspection (ILI) Technology Enhances Safety


Conventional pressure testing poses many risks to the pipeline, the environment and nearby workers. Ultrasonic inline inspection (ILI), on...

A Look at Digital Radiography for Corrosion Inspection A Look at Digital Radiography for Corrosion Inspection A Look at Digital Radiography for Corrosion Inspection A Look at Digital Radiography for Corrosion Inspection


Digital radiography uses X-ray radiation and is faster, safer and more efficient than conventional film radiography, thus making it an...

Calculating Tensile Stress: Why It Needs to Be Done Now Calculating Tensile Stress: Why It Needs to Be Done Now Calculating Tensile Stress: Why It Needs to Be Done Now Calculating Tensile Stress: Why It Needs to Be Done Now


Calculating and measuring tensile stresses are vital in predicting the behavior of various types of materials. Designers and engineers...

Understanding the 3 Types of Tensile Strength Understanding the 3 Types of Tensile Strength Understanding the 3 Types of Tensile Strength Understanding the 3 Types of Tensile Strength


The three types of tensile strengths are yield, ultimate, and fracture strength. Each of these mechanical properties defines the various...

Ultrasonic Crack Inspection: How to Avoid Pipeline Failures Ultrasonic Crack Inspection: How to Avoid Pipeline Failures Ultrasonic Crack Inspection: How to Avoid Pipeline Failures Ultrasonic Crack Inspection: How to Avoid Pipeline Failures


Ultrasonic technology uses sound waves to detect cracks and other pipeline defects. The early identification of these cracks is essential...

QUIZ: Pipeline Crack Inspection (15 Questions to Test Your Knowledge) QUIZ: Pipeline Crack Inspection (15 Questions to Test Your Knowledge) QUIZ: Pipeline Crack Inspection (15 Questions to Test Your Knowledge) QUIZ: Pipeline Crack Inspection (15 Questions to Test Your Knowledge)


The integrity of pipeline networks is threatened by cracks and other defects generated during manufacturing, installation and operation of...

The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance


A discussion of salt contamination on coating performance, risk assessment techniques and test methods before coating application and some...

The 3 Stages of Corrosion Failure Analysis The 3 Stages of Corrosion Failure Analysis The 3 Stages of Corrosion Failure Analysis The 3 Stages of Corrosion Failure Analysis


Failure analysis allows corrosion engineers to determine why a component or piece of equipment failed and how to prevent the same type of...

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...

Electric Transportation Systems and Stray Current Corrosion Electric Transportation Systems and Stray Current Corrosion Electric Transportation Systems and Stray Current Corrosion Electric Transportation Systems and Stray Current Corrosion


Stray current corrosion from DC transit system is a real threat to a pipeline’s integrity, but it can be detected by measuring the...

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...