Materials Selection


The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings


Powder coatings offer advantages over liquid coatings for appropriate applications. Quality coating depositions can be made rapidly and...

Two Promising New Coating & Insulation Technologies for CUI Mitigation Two Promising New Coating & Insulation Technologies for CUI Mitigation Two Promising New Coating & Insulation Technologies for CUI Mitigation Two Promising New Coating & Insulation Technologies for CUI Mitigation


New coating and insulation technologies offer solutions that address the root causes of CUI while ensuring that insulation materials...

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...

Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane Selecting the Right Coating for Your Application: Polyurea versus Polyurethane


This article provides a basic overview of the relevant differences between two protective coating products for corrosion prevention:...

The Benefits of Thermal Insulating Coatings for Storage Tanks and Process Vessels in Storm-prone Areas The Benefits of Thermal Insulating Coatings for Storage Tanks and Process Vessels in Storm-prone Areas The Benefits of Thermal Insulating Coatings for Storage Tanks and Process Vessels in Storm-prone Areas The Benefits of Thermal Insulating Coatings for Storage Tanks and Process Vessels in Storm-prone Areas


Thermal insulating coatings can help oil refineries, sugar mills, paper mills, tank farms and process vessels in storm-prone regions with...

Preventing Corrosion with Thermal Insulating Coatings Preventing Corrosion with Thermal Insulating Coatings Preventing Corrosion with Thermal Insulating Coatings Preventing Corrosion with Thermal Insulating Coatings


Thermal insulating coatings are effective at preventing corrosion under insulation because their lack of fibrous materials and a lower...

How to Get Started in a Career as a Materials Scientist How to Get Started in a Career as a Materials Scientist How to Get Started in a Career as a Materials Scientist How to Get Started in a Career as a Materials Scientist


Students interested in pursuing a career in this field must possess a natural aptitude for science and mathematics. Additionally, qualities...

An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants


Conditions beyond the ability of mineral lubricants (i.e., oils and greases) require solid dry film lubricants, which reduce friction and...

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Behind the technical reason for a failure, there resides a lack of technical curiosity, a search for the truth and, ultimately, a lack of...

The Composition of a Paint Coating The Composition of a Paint Coating The Composition of a Paint Coating The Composition of a Paint Coating


A coating is a substance spread over a surface to provide protection or to serve decorative purposes. Here's an overview of paint coatings,...

Why One Insulation Material Does Not Fit All Applications Why One Insulation Material Does Not Fit All Applications Why One Insulation Material Does Not Fit All Applications Why One Insulation Material Does Not Fit All Applications


Johns Manville Industrial Insulation Group explains why there isn’t a single insulation on the market today that will provide optimal...

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...

What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion


A lack of effective corrosion prevention could be a main cause for the failure of the metallic pipes used for the water system. This...

Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection


A world-class corrosion expert discusses the 'gold standard' coating system for proven corrosion protection and color resilience—the key...

Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs


Popularized in modern architectural designs, geodesic dome roofs also cover storage tanks in the oil & gas, chemical and water treatment...

The Key Causes of System-Dependent Corrosion in Piping Systems The Key Causes of System-Dependent Corrosion in Piping Systems The Key Causes of System-Dependent Corrosion in Piping Systems The Key Causes of System-Dependent Corrosion in Piping Systems


A combination of factors can cause system-dependent corrosion in a piping system. Learn more about them here.

3 Truths About Titanium Dioxide Corrosion Prevention 3 Truths About Titanium Dioxide Corrosion Prevention 3 Truths About Titanium Dioxide Corrosion Prevention 3 Truths About Titanium Dioxide Corrosion Prevention


Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is one of the most widely investigated and tested metal oxides due to its desirable properties, relatively low cost...

Why Are My Insulation Surface Temperatures Out of Spec? Why Are My Insulation Surface Temperatures Out of Spec? Why Are My Insulation Surface Temperatures Out of Spec? Why Are My Insulation Surface Temperatures Out of Spec?


Designing the thermal insulation for a piping system involves issues such as thermal shift, safe-to-touch temperatures and using the...

How Insulating Coatings Are Winning Against Corrosion Under Insulation How Insulating Coatings Are Winning Against Corrosion Under Insulation How Insulating Coatings Are Winning Against Corrosion Under Insulation How Insulating Coatings Are Winning Against Corrosion Under Insulation


Conventional thermal insulation materials can promote corrosion under insulation (CUI). Insulating coatings are quickly gaining popularity...