Materials Selection


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...

Top 10 Corrosion Threats Top 10 Corrosion Threats Top 10 Corrosion Threats Top 10 Corrosion Threats


There are many different corrosion problems that can significantly impact a facility. Some problems are very specific to properties of...

Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines


We spoke to fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) expert, Alan Kehr, about specifying this material for high-temperature pipelines.

Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection Top Nano Coatings Developments to Know for Corrosion Protection


Nanotechnology coatings are making their way into many industry sectors including automotive, aviation, maritime and construction. This...

5 Things to Know and Understand About Titanium Corrosion 5 Things to Know and Understand About Titanium Corrosion 5 Things to Know and Understand About Titanium Corrosion 5 Things to Know and Understand About Titanium Corrosion


Titanium is best regarded for two characteristics in particular: excellent corrosion resistance and a relatively high strength-to-density...

Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable


The steady decline in the quality of today’s piping products means the potential of serious corrosion problems, often despite all the...

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...

The Crystalline Structure of Metals The Crystalline Structure of Metals The Crystalline Structure of Metals The Crystalline Structure of Metals


Materials are made up of a wide variety of atomic structures. However, metals in particular almost always have their atoms organized in a...

Expanded Perlite Insulation: Why Hydrophobicity is Only Part of the Solution to Prevent CUI Expanded Perlite Insulation: Why Hydrophobicity is Only Part of the Solution to Prevent CUI Expanded Perlite Insulation: Why Hydrophobicity is Only Part of the Solution to Prevent CUI Expanded Perlite Insulation: Why Hydrophobicity is Only Part of the Solution to Prevent CUI


This article, brought to you by David Shong and Jack Bittner, highlights the limitations of a hydrophobic-only approach to prevent...

Corrosion Under Insulation: The Challenge and Need for Insulation Corrosion Under Insulation: The Challenge and Need for Insulation Corrosion Under Insulation: The Challenge and Need for Insulation Corrosion Under Insulation: The Challenge and Need for Insulation


With CUI, it's best to think about long-term solutions and minimizing future failures. This takes an effort at all phases of the life...