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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...

The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure


Pure polyurea offers several advantages as a protective coating for water treatment plants, pipelines, storage tanks, process vessels and...

Your Guide to Corrosion-Resistant Metals Your Guide to Corrosion-Resistant Metals Your Guide to Corrosion-Resistant Metals Your Guide to Corrosion-Resistant Metals


Here's a handy guide to understanding corrosion-resistant metals, including the applications where each is appropriate, how they are used...

8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings 8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings 8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings 8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings


Polyurea coatings are preferred where other coatings fail to protect the substrate. They have the unique advantage of moisture resistance,...

Mega Rust: Navy Trends in Shipbuilding & Corrosion Control Mega Rust: Navy Trends in Shipbuilding & Corrosion Control Mega Rust: Navy Trends in Shipbuilding & Corrosion Control Mega Rust: Navy Trends in Shipbuilding & Corrosion Control


In an in-depth interview, Mega Rust chairman Dave Zilber shares his views on U.S. Navy ship design and construction, contractor methods,...

Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding


This article delves into marine coating quality control problems in the wake of the 2008 shipbuilding boom, which have resulted in...

The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option


Paints must be applied to surfaces that are entirely free from rust and other contamination. This may not be possible in some situations,...

Accelerated Corrosion Testing with Calcium Silicate and Perlite Insulations Accelerated Corrosion Testing with Calcium Silicate and Perlite Insulations Accelerated Corrosion Testing with Calcium Silicate and Perlite Insulations Accelerated Corrosion Testing with Calcium Silicate and Perlite Insulations


Discusses tests using industry-accepted ASTM protocols and accelerated tests under simulated “real-world” environmental and installation...

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...

An Introduction to Stainless Steels An Introduction to Stainless Steels An Introduction to Stainless Steels An Introduction to Stainless Steels


The broad array of stainless steels available provides a vast portfolio of capabilities. However, each alloy has distinct advantages and...

Lessons Learned from 50 Years of Coatings Testing at SA Water Lessons Learned from 50 Years of Coatings Testing at SA Water Lessons Learned from 50 Years of Coatings Testing at SA Water Lessons Learned from 50 Years of Coatings Testing at SA Water


This article provides key findings and lessons learned from test results generated across eight environmental test sites with the aim of...

Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied


For a severely corrosive environment, the duplex coating system ensures an extended productive life for iron and steel assets, along with...