Materials Selection


Segment of a pressure vessel showing material failure by stress corrosion cracking caused by tension in an unsuitable welded reinforcement collar. Segment of a pressure vessel showing material failure by stress corrosion cracking caused by tension in an unsuitable welded reinforcement collar. Segment of a pressure vessel showing material failure by stress corrosion cracking caused by tension in an unsuitable welded reinforcement collar. Segment of a pressure vessel showing material failure by stress corrosion cracking caused by tension in an unsuitable welded reinforcement collar.


Combining lab testing with real-world industrial experience can help determine standards and approve materials to be used in specific...

Process vessels storage tanks and pipes. Process vessels storage tanks and pipes. Process vessels storage tanks and pipes. Process vessels storage tanks and pipes.


Epoxy phenolic alkylated amine coatings have the potential to revolutionize coating processes where high temperatures or CUI are a concern.

Heat treatment of pipeline welds to increase resistance to intergranular corrosion. Heat treatment of pipeline welds to increase resistance to intergranular corrosion. Heat treatment of pipeline welds to increase resistance to intergranular corrosion. Heat treatment of pipeline welds to increase resistance to intergranular corrosion.


Intergranular corrosion (IGC) or intergranular attack (IGA) is a preferential or localized corrosion that proceeds along a metal’s grain...

Corrosion engineer planning a solution. Corrosion engineer planning a solution. Corrosion engineer planning a solution. Corrosion engineer planning a solution.


For the asset owner or proprietor, a process plan is needed to find corrosion solutions for small-to-medium sized corrosion problems. The...

6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength 6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength 6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength 6 Tests to Measure a Material's Strength


Tensile, compressive, fatigue, torsion, nick break and creep tests are six important procedures used to measure the strength of a material.

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Discover the mechanical properties of metals used for construction materials and how corrosion influences the metal’s internal structure.

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The proper design to minimize corrosion is as important as the selection of materials. In many structures, a lack of design consideration...

Inspection of a gas turbine engine. Inspection of a gas turbine engine. Inspection of a gas turbine engine. Inspection of a gas turbine engine.


Hot corrosion is a concern in gas turbines that can lead to a failure, but can be detected and prevented by material selection, protective...

Flange Corrosion Repair & Protection: Isolating the Sealing Face Flange Corrosion Repair & Protection: Isolating the Sealing Face Flange Corrosion Repair & Protection: Isolating the Sealing Face Flange Corrosion Repair & Protection: Isolating the Sealing Face


Flanges and valves collectively continue to be a major source of hydrocarbon leaks and releases, according to HSE guidance. For flange...

Paper mill with stainless steel process vessels. Paper mill with stainless steel process vessels. Paper mill with stainless steel process vessels. Paper mill with stainless steel process vessels.


Austenitic stainless steels are susceptible to caustic cracking. We discuss environments where this is common, how to identify it, and how...

Welder performing a welding operation. Welder performing a welding operation. Welder performing a welding operation. Welder performing a welding operation.


A welded joint can have a low resistance to corrosion. Find out what factors cause this and how you can prevent corrosion on welded joints.

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Knowing the hardness of materials is extremely useful as it assists in the selection of appropriate materials for specific applications....

An Introduction to the Galvanic Series: Galvanic Compatibility and Corrosion An Introduction to the Galvanic Series: Galvanic Compatibility and Corrosion An Introduction to the Galvanic Series: Galvanic Compatibility and Corrosion An Introduction to the Galvanic Series: Galvanic Compatibility and Corrosion


When metals are incorrectly combined and exposed to water and other types of electrolytes, the effects can be very harmful. Find out more...

Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed. Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed. Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed. Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed.


The corrosion of steel piping and its related components is a continuous and virtually unstoppable process. Here we'll look at some of the...

Polyurea coating on a factory floor. Polyurea coating on a factory floor. Polyurea coating on a factory floor. Polyurea coating on a factory floor.


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

How to Effectively Recognize, Prevent and Treat Pitting Corrosion How to Effectively Recognize, Prevent and Treat Pitting Corrosion How to Effectively Recognize, Prevent and Treat Pitting Corrosion How to Effectively Recognize, Prevent and Treat Pitting Corrosion


Pitting corrosion can have serious implications because the cavity it bores below the surface can be both wide and deep, thus seriously...

Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea. Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea. Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea. Technician spraying a metal structure with polyurea.


Polyurea is commonly used as a waterproofing sealant and corrosion-resistant coating on metals and concrete surfaces. The reasons for its...

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Steel is popular, durable and versatile. Here are 7 things to understand about the corrosion resistance of steel.

5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About 5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About 5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About 5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About


The 5 most common types of metal coatings that can effectively prolong the service life of many metal assets by preventing corrosion...