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A worker welding stainless steel beams. A worker welding stainless steel beams. A worker welding stainless steel beams. A worker welding stainless steel beams.


Chloride stress corrosion cracking (Cl-SCC) is the most common type of cracking of austenitic stainless steel. It has been the observed...

Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking


An overview of chloride, caustic and polythionic acid stress corrosion cracking is presented in…

Offshore oil rig Offshore oil rig Offshore oil rig Offshore oil rig


Zinc is widely used in the oil & gas industry, but its safety is being called into question by regulators and the industry, especially for...

Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion


Stresses (residual stress or applied stress) acting on a material can play a major role in a unique type of corrosion known as stress...

The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation


An understanding of how cracks form and propagate enables us to design safer and more reliable structures at a lower cost.

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...

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 Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking The Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking The Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking The Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking


While corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking can occur under different circumstances, they are part of the same continuum....

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...

Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance


When examining why marine coatings fail, the industry commonly assumes the cause lies in substandard surface preparation or paint...

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...