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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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The corrosion or rusting of iron creates a reddish-brown hydrated iron oxide. Understanding how iron…

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

Temporary Corrosion Protection During Storage, Transportation and Handling Temporary Corrosion Protection During Storage, Transportation and Handling Temporary Corrosion Protection During Storage, Transportation and Handling Temporary Corrosion Protection During Storage, Transportation and Handling


Preventing temporary corrosion is an essential strategy for winning the battle against material loss due to deterioration of metals during...

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...

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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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An Innovative Coating Solution for Oil Sands Equipment Using a Chromium Carbide Weld Overlays

Oil refinery with stainless steel process equipment and pipelines. Oil refinery with stainless steel process equipment and pipelines. Oil refinery with stainless steel process equipment and pipelines. Oil refinery with stainless steel process equipment and pipelines.


Polythionic acid stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stainless steel can be prevented by an appropriate soda ash neutralization...

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Coring: How to Properly Remove This Damaging Alloy Defect to Prevent Corrosion and Improve the Metal's Mechanical Properties

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...

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Chloride stress corrosion cracking (Cl-SCC) is the most common type of cracking of austenitic stainless steel. It has been the observed...

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...

Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking


An overview of chloride, caustic and polythionic acid stress corrosion cracking is presented in…

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Zinc is widely used in the oil & gas industry, but its safety is being called into question by regulators and the industry, especially for...

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Among other benefits, case hardened steels provide a hard, outer surface with a soft ductile core, with the capacity for toughness and the...

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

Welding with stick electrode with sparks flying - on a red and blue background. Welding with stick electrode with sparks flying - on a red and blue background. Welding with stick electrode with sparks flying - on a red and blue background. Welding with stick electrode with sparks flying - on a red and blue background.


Stick welding, also known as shielded metal arc welding, manual metal arc welding or flux shielded arc welding, is an electric arc welding...

Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion


Stresses (residual stress or applied stress) acting on a material can play a major role in a unique type of corrosion known as stress...

Why Monel 400 is So Damn Expensive Why Monel 400 is So Damn Expensive Why Monel 400 is So Damn Expensive Why Monel 400 is So Damn Expensive


Monel 400 remains expensive mainly due to its high nickel content and critical applications in aerospace, petroleum extraction, marine and...