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Strategic Planning at NACE International: Ninth in a Series

A number of board key strategies (BKS) and definitions of success were agreed upon at the fall 2017 meeting of the NACE International Board of Directors.

Coupons for Cathodic Protection Evaluation of Mixed-Metal Piping Systems

The measurement and interpretation of cathodic protection (CP) data in plants or other complex facilities present inherent challenges where mixed metals are electrically continuous within the protected structures’ CP system.

Analysis Cites Flawed Management in Oroville Dam Failures

Researchers investigated corrosion-related failures of the Oroville Dam Gated Spillway in California, concluding that inappropriate standards, guidelines, procedures, and processes were used in its evaluations.

Self-Consolidating Concrete Shows Promise in Bridge Repairs

A Virginia Department of Transportation investigation studied the use of self-consolidating concrete with and without galvanic anodes to repair substructure elements with vertical and overhead sections.

Strategic Planning at NACE International: Eighth in a Series

Given that the October print issue of MP is focused on CORROSION 2018, it seems appropriate to describe some of the strategic planning-related activities that will occur at this upcoming conference.

Graphene Nanoplatelets Boost Barrier Protection to Epoxy Coatings

The effective barrier properties of the graphene nanoplatelets may explain the corrosion mitigation observed on steel panels in both immersion testing and cyclic salt fog testing.

New Tantalum Alloy Resists Highly Corrosive Environments

The results of recently completed trials show that adding low levels of ruthenium improve the corrosion and hydrogen enrichment resistance of a tantalum alloy in both hydrochloric and sulfuric acids at high temperatures.

Researchers Eye Advanced Sensors to Monitor Buried Infrastructure

Novel advanced sensors were attached to a hazard-resilient plastic pipeline installed underground and tested through a simulated fault rupture.

Ultrasonic Probe Tests Zinc Galvanizing Kettles

New probe technology developed from recent academic research can conduct safety-critical testing inside galvanizing kettles holding molten zinc at 450 °C.

Strategic Planning at NACE International: Seventh in a Series

The plan for success has three elements: key strategic initiatives, implementation plans, and review and reload sessions. In this month’s post, we introduce all three steps in the plan for success process.

Detecting Corrosive Sulfides Challenges U.S. Shale Operators

Many modern tests focused on the detection of sulfate-reducing bacteria as corrosive agents in metal oil and gas pipelines could be missing a separate bacterial family also responsible for corrosion.

Results Posted for NACE International’s 2017 Annual Corrosion Career Survey

For corrosion professionals in the United States and United Kingdom, the results of this year’s annual corrosion career and salary survey sponsored by Materials Performance (MP) magazine are very positive.

High Pressure Key to More Advanced Metal Alloys

A new study suggests that high pressure could be the key to developing advanced metal mixtures that are lighter, stronger, and more resistant to heat and corrosion than conventional alloys.

Strategic Planning at NACE International: Sixth in a Series

The overarching goals create a specific, measurable, and attainable verbal picture of what our association will look like by October 2019.

Texas Water Utility Partners with University on Corrosion Research

Water utility officials in Arlington, Texas, are working with University of Texas at Arlington researchers to inspect concrete manhole shafts and sewer pipes for corrosion, cracks, and other internal defects.