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Use of Non-intrusive Inspection in Onshore Gas Facilities Use of Non-intrusive Inspection in Onshore Gas Facilities Use of Non-intrusive Inspection in Onshore Gas Facilities Use of Non-intrusive Inspection in Onshore Gas Facilities


Non-intrusive inspections of pressure and process vessels are used to determine the internal condition of the equipment without having to...

Case Study: Remediation of 1960s-Era Concrete Silos Case Study: Remediation of 1960s-Era Concrete Silos Case Study: Remediation of 1960s-Era Concrete Silos Case Study: Remediation of 1960s-Era Concrete Silos


A case study in the structural strengthening and concrete repair practices for the ongoing operational efficiency and durability of...

The Root Causes of Today's Multifactorial Concrete Problems The Root Causes of Today's Multifactorial Concrete Problems The Root Causes of Today's Multifactorial Concrete Problems The Root Causes of Today's Multifactorial Concrete Problems


A defect or problem in an existing reinforced concrete structure is multifactorial and often stems from obscure reasons. A proper root...

What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry? What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry? What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry? What Does Quality Control Mean in the Corrosion and Coatings Industry?


Quality control on a job site is often standardized by regulatory agencies in a way that makes it completely objective, and hence...

Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field Expert Q&A: How to Succeed in the Corrosion & Coatings Field


In his 60 years in the corrosion business, Louis D. Vincent has become an icon of integrity and leadership. In this interview, he tells us...

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Behind the technical reason for a failure, there resides a lack of technical curiosity, a search for the truth and, ultimately, a lack of...

How to Control Corrosion by Improving Design How to Control Corrosion by Improving Design How to Control Corrosion by Improving Design How to Control Corrosion by Improving Design


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

Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors Marine Structures Create Unique Challenges for Third-Party Inspectors


Inspectors with previous marine experience tend to have a better feel for the ebb and flow of a project—however, even experienced marine...

Joe Payer: Preparing the Corrosion Engineers of Tomorrow Joe Payer: Preparing the Corrosion Engineers of Tomorrow Joe Payer: Preparing the Corrosion Engineers of Tomorrow Joe Payer: Preparing the Corrosion Engineers of Tomorrow


The Department of Defense conducted a corrosion cost study to quantify what they had known for years—that corrosion was a huge financial...

An Interview with Leigh McCue, the New Director of the ASNE An Interview with Leigh McCue, the New Director of the ASNE An Interview with Leigh McCue, the New Director of the ASNE An Interview with Leigh McCue, the New Director of the ASNE


The new executive director of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) shares ideas on keeping the 125-year-old organization vital...

Corrosion Costs & Recommended Practices for the Water Industry Corrosion Costs & Recommended Practices for the Water Industry Corrosion Costs & Recommended Practices for the Water Industry Corrosion Costs & Recommended Practices for the Water Industry


Aging water and wastewater infrastructures are difficult and expensive to manage. But how much does the corrosion problem cost the...

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...

Human Error as a Factor in Corrosion Failure Human Error as a Factor in Corrosion Failure Human Error as a Factor in Corrosion Failure Human Error as a Factor in Corrosion Failure


One of the least addressed causes of corrosion is human error. Here we'll take a look at how human error contributes to corrosion failure...

The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation The Effects of Stress Concentration on Crack Propagation


An understanding of how cracks form and propagate enables us to design safer and more reliable structures at a lower cost.

Corrosion Knowledge Management versus Corrosion Management: An Essential Tool for Assets Integrity Management Corrosion Knowledge Management versus Corrosion Management: An Essential Tool for Assets Integrity Management Corrosion Knowledge Management versus Corrosion Management: An Essential Tool for Assets Integrity Management Corrosion Knowledge Management versus Corrosion Management: An Essential Tool for Assets Integrity Management


A model for material management called Corrosion Knowledge Management (CMK) may be applied by both corrosion experts and non-corrosionists...

The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials The Effects of Corrosion on the Shear Behavior of Materials


A problem that civil engineers currently face is corrosion of the steel reinforcements commonly found in aging infrastructure. Recent...

Geoff Binks: How the Polymer Repair Market Has Changed in 50 Years Geoff Binks: How the Polymer Repair Market Has Changed in 50 Years Geoff Binks: How the Polymer Repair Market Has Changed in 50 Years Geoff Binks: How the Polymer Repair Market Has Changed in 50 Years


Geoff Binks has dedicated 50 years’ service to a major polymer coating and composite manufacturer. In this interview he discusses his vast...

How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures


Pitfalls often plague the success of coatings application projects, resulting in costly premature failures across numerous industries. We...

Secrets to Success as a Young Corrosion Engineer: Britney Taylor Q&A Secrets to Success as a Young Corrosion Engineer: Britney Taylor Q&A Secrets to Success as a Young Corrosion Engineer: Britney Taylor Q&A Secrets to Success as a Young Corrosion Engineer: Britney Taylor Q&A


Britney Taylor is five years into her corrosion engineering career with a range of industry experience under her belt thanks to internships...