Materials Selection


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...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity


Rhodium is a precious rare metal, distinguished for its excellent corrosion resistance, high temperature stability, durability and...

11 Uses for Cupronickel and Why You Should Be Using It Now 11 Uses for Cupronickel and Why You Should Be Using It Now 11 Uses for Cupronickel and Why You Should Be Using It Now 11 Uses for Cupronickel and Why You Should Be Using It Now


Although cupronickel alloys were initially developed for corrosion-resistant piping and other marine applications, their use is now...

Beryllium Copper Alloys vs Steel: Which Metal Works Harder? Beryllium Copper Alloys vs Steel: Which Metal Works Harder? Beryllium Copper Alloys vs Steel: Which Metal Works Harder? Beryllium Copper Alloys vs Steel: Which Metal Works Harder?


The addition of 2% beryllium to copper makes the alloy almost 600% stronger than copper. BeCu alloys outperform steel where a combination...

An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices


Corrosion in welded joints is caused by a combination of manufacturing and metallurgical factors, including deficient weldment design, poor...

Polyurea Coating Spotlight with Kyle Flanagan Polyurea Coating Spotlight with Kyle Flanagan Polyurea Coating Spotlight with Kyle Flanagan Polyurea Coating Spotlight with Kyle Flanagan


Polyurea coatings expert, Kyle Flanagan, discusses new market developments, construction projects using polyurea systems, new standards and...

An Overview of Alkyd Resins An Overview of Alkyd Resins An Overview of Alkyd Resins An Overview of Alkyd Resins


Alkyd-based paints have been a dominant product in the protective coating market since the 1930s. Find out more about alkyd resins in this...

10 Things to Know About Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Corrosion 10 Things to Know About Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Corrosion 10 Things to Know About Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Corrosion 10 Things to Know About Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Corrosion


Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) materials possess the advantage of a very high specific strength coupled with very low weight....

Stopping Rust in Bolted Systems Stopping Rust in Bolted Systems Stopping Rust in Bolted Systems Stopping Rust in Bolted Systems


In harsh salt or chemical environments, bolting systems are often the first to corrode. What mechanisms cause this rapid deterioration and...

Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance


Nitriding, the process of introducing nitrogen into a metal surface, is an excellent method of controlling corrosion, as well as wear and...

Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion Combating Cavitative Corrosion and Erosive Corrosion


Cavitation and corrosion are interrelated and they coexist in most fluid systems. Substrate material properties, fluid properties and...

Review of Solvent-Free Epoxy Protection for Secondary Containment Concrete Review of Solvent-Free Epoxy Protection for Secondary Containment Concrete Review of Solvent-Free Epoxy Protection for Secondary Containment Concrete Review of Solvent-Free Epoxy Protection for Secondary Containment Concrete


Liquid hazardous materials must be stored in such a way that if a spill or leak occurs, the material stays contained and does not...

Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101


Metallizing is a general term used to describe the process of applying a metallic coating on the surface of an object. It involves several...

Corrosion Control Considerations in the Equipment Design Process Corrosion Control Considerations in the Equipment Design Process Corrosion Control Considerations in the Equipment Design Process Corrosion Control Considerations in the Equipment Design Process


The design process is crucial for implementing the proper anti-corrosion measures. There are numerous factors to consider and methods that...

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...

What New Materials Science Studies Suggest About Corrosion Control in the Future What New Materials Science Studies Suggest About Corrosion Control in the Future What New Materials Science Studies Suggest About Corrosion Control in the Future What New Materials Science Studies Suggest About Corrosion Control in the Future


New materials science research can ultimately lead to the development of better corrosion analyses, protection methods, and...

6 Things You Need to Know About Platinized Titanium Anodes 6 Things You Need to Know About Platinized Titanium Anodes 6 Things You Need to Know About Platinized Titanium Anodes 6 Things You Need to Know About Platinized Titanium Anodes


Platinized titanium anodes are preferred in impressed current cathodic protection systems exposed to marine environments due to the low...

Correcting and Preventing Concrete Corrosion Correcting and Preventing Concrete Corrosion Correcting and Preventing Concrete Corrosion Correcting and Preventing Concrete Corrosion


Corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete is a worldwide problem that causes a range of economic, aesthetic and utilization issues....