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Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation


During the installation of pipelines with multilayer coating systems, it is not uncommon for delamination to occur in the cutback area of...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster INFOGRAPHIC: The Flixborough Disaster


In 1974, a chemical plant in Flixborough, England exploded, resulting in multiple deaths and millions of dollars in damages. This disaster...

A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It


A renowned corrosion expert, author and past president of NACE International recounts one of the most challenging coating failures he...

Quiz: Coating Defects and Failures Quiz: Coating Defects and Failures Quiz: Coating Defects and Failures Quiz: Coating Defects and Failures


Having an understanding of frequently encountered coating failures and defects is vital for anyone in the corrosion industry. Test your...

INFOGRAPHIC: The El Paso Natural Gas Company Pipeline Explosion INFOGRAPHIC: The El Paso Natural Gas Company Pipeline Explosion INFOGRAPHIC: The El Paso Natural Gas Company Pipeline Explosion INFOGRAPHIC: The El Paso Natural Gas Company Pipeline Explosion


In August of 2000, the 30-inch diameter El Paso Natural Gas Company pipeline exploded in New Mexico resulting in 12 deaths and millions of...

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...

A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners A Failure Analysis of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Bridge Fasteners


A case study showing some of the technical issues and problems that can arise in modern steel and concrete structures, including hydrogen...

The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering


In the coatings industry, there is a continued misunderstanding of the true process of osmotic blistering, and the best methods to test for...

6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration 6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration 6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration 6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration


This article discusses how to work with a metallurgical lab to increase the likelihood of getting the information needed to determine the...

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Proper grounding, the use of additives, quality construction of the tank and supporting infrastructure and adherence to safe operating...

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In the realm of high-pressure bolting, it is important to understand the dynamics and behavior of fastener systems under load, and how...

5 Coating Defects That Can Be Avoided By Adhering To Coating Specs 5 Coating Defects That Can Be Avoided By Adhering To Coating Specs 5 Coating Defects That Can Be Avoided By Adhering To Coating Specs 5 Coating Defects That Can Be Avoided By Adhering To Coating Specs


Some coating problems may be due to poor technique or selecting an inappropriate product, however the five highlighted in this article can...

An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement


Hydrogen embrittlement is the result of the absorption of hydrogen by susceptible metals, resulting in the loss of ductility and reduction...

3 Essential Types of Material Destructive Tests 3 Essential Types of Material Destructive Tests 3 Essential Types of Material Destructive Tests 3 Essential Types of Material Destructive Tests


Tensile, toughness and fatigue destructive testing provides valuable information for determining the suitability of a material in a...

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It’s natural to want to understand how something went wrong, but focusing on how to fix the problem is often a more effective - and...

Coatings Specifications, Good, Bad or Ugly: Lou Vincent Q&A Coatings Specifications, Good, Bad or Ugly: Lou Vincent Q&A Coatings Specifications, Good, Bad or Ugly: Lou Vincent Q&A Coatings Specifications, Good, Bad or Ugly: Lou Vincent Q&A


An exclusive interview with protective coatings expert Louis D. Vincent on coatings specification writing best practices, common mistakes...

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...

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...

VIDEO: John Oliver on America's Crumbling Infrastructure VIDEO: John Oliver on America's Crumbling Infrastructure VIDEO: John Oliver on America's Crumbling Infrastructure VIDEO: John Oliver on America's Crumbling Infrastructure


Infrastructure: it's our roads, bridges, dams, airports, power grids... basically anything that can be destroyed in an action film! Here's...