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Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A Elemental Strategies of Coatings Asset Management: Terry Greenfield Q&A


A NACE International instructor and trainer in corrosion assessment, Terry Greenfield has 40 years’ experience in protective coatings...

When is a Paint Dry? When is a Paint Dry? When is a Paint Dry? When is a Paint Dry?


The seemingly simple question of “When is a paint dry?” may appear as exciting as watching paint dry, but in fact shows some complications...

Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces


Learn the five major considerations you should make before coating a high-temperature surface.

The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen


The coating, for all intents and purposes, was perfect. But if this work were to be done today, with a third-party inspector onsite, it...

7 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement 7 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement 7 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement 7 Methods of Coating Thickness Measurement


Measurement of film thickness can be done with many different instruments. Understanding the equipment available for film thickness...

The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions


Typical coating solutions come with risks including VOCs, HAPs, and flammability, but there are new and unique solutions hitting the market...

Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information


After blast cleaning, a surface consists of random irregularities with peaks and valleys. If the roughness is insufficient, paint will not...

Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues


Addressing concrete floor moisture begins with proper design, curing and surface preparation. Testing for moisture content and identifying...

How a Liquid Nylon Coating Can Help Create an Impervious, Pinhole-Free Coating Barrier How a Liquid Nylon Coating Can Help Create an Impervious, Pinhole-Free Coating Barrier How a Liquid Nylon Coating Can Help Create an Impervious, Pinhole-Free Coating Barrier How a Liquid Nylon Coating Can Help Create an Impervious, Pinhole-Free Coating Barrier


A liquid nylon coating makes an excellent barrier for demanding applications in the aviation, marine and automotive industries.

The Science of Anti-Corrosion Thin Films The Science of Anti-Corrosion Thin Films The Science of Anti-Corrosion Thin Films The Science of Anti-Corrosion Thin Films


Since the early 1900s, thin films have been explored for corrosion protection of metals. Through many decades of development, the thin...

Case Studies of a Novel Elastomer for Cavitation Resistance Case Studies of a Novel Elastomer for Cavitation Resistance Case Studies of a Novel Elastomer for Cavitation Resistance Case Studies of a Novel Elastomer for Cavitation Resistance


Part 3 of this series examines the performance of a new elastomer coating technology in three field studies spanning two decades, shown in...

Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 2) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 2) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 2) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 2)


A decade of independent surface preparation studies show no correlation between higher surface profiles and protective coating adhesion;...

Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 1) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 1) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 1) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 1)


As the corrosion control industry adopts new coating technologies, the debate continues regarding best practices in steel surface...

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...

Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures


In determining the role of soluble salts in coating failures, both the physical and chemical aspects of delamination must be considered....

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,...

Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved Ambiguities in Determining if 'Specified DFT' has been Achieved


In Part 2 of this in-depth series, the authors expose the roles that standards, and paint company guidelines and recommendations play in...

Methods & Pitfalls in Selecting Coating Systems for Specification Methods & Pitfalls in Selecting Coating Systems for Specification Methods & Pitfalls in Selecting Coating Systems for Specification Methods & Pitfalls in Selecting Coating Systems for Specification


Veteran protective coatings expert, Lou Vincent, looks at the coating selection process through the lens of deep experience, and examines...

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


Part one of an in-depth series delves into marine coating quality control problems in the wake of the 2008 shipbuilding boom, which have...