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U.S. Airmen Target Noninvasive Methods to Spot Aircraft Defects

Airmen with the 19th Maintenance Squadron at the Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas are using nondestructive inspections to identify potential cracks in a variety of aircraft parts.

Waterproofing System Protects Landmark New York Bridge

Heavy traffic on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge meant that the 50-year-old upper level deck required replacement to make way for a lighter-weight orthotropic deck consisting of more durable steel.

Improved Packaging Film with Vapor Phase Inhibitors, High Recycle Content

Plastic packaging films can be readily impregnated with vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors (VCIs) to provide corrosion protection, in addition to the basic physical barrier afforded by the plastic.

Strategic Planning at NACE International: Third in a Series

Last month we defined ideology as a body of beliefs that guide individuals or large groups. To define our core ideology, the NACE International Board of Directors recognized that we must answer three questions.

Portable X-ray Diffraction Units Boost Efficiency of Corrosion Analysis

New x-ray diffraction technologies are enabling corrosion analysis to be carried out much more quickly and thoroughly by using a portable unit in the field.

Researchers Test Materials in Tropics to Better Preserve Military Equipment

The Department of Defense Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office enlisted partners to expose various materials to outdoor tropical regions.

Trailer Study: Wax Coating Shows Promise in Resisting Corrosion

Salt spray exposure tests revealed the strength of wax-based coatings in withstanding exposure to sodium chloride (NaCL) as a corrosive agent in truck and trailer manufacturing operations.

Corrosion Basics: Stress Corrosion Cracking

Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) is a mechanical-chemical process leading to the cracking of certain alloys at stresses below their tensile strength.

PHMSA Eyes Safety Upgrades on Hazardous U.S. Liquid Pipelines

New regulations for hazardous liquid pipelines are part of a series of changes from PHMSA aimed at improving pipeline safety across the United States.

Assessing the Risk of Coating Failure from Residual Soluble Salts

Residual soluble salts are contaminants on a substrate surface that affect coating performance. The primary soluble salts that the coatings industry must manage are in the form of chlorides, sulfates, and nitrates.

U.S. Army Seeks Biodegradable Bullets to Limit Soil, Water Corrosion

The U.S. Army wants to use biodegradable ammunition during training exercises, due in large part to how existing bullets can corrode and pollute the soil and water.

Strategic Planning at NACE International

Strategic planning is a process that provides a roadmap for taking our association from a well-defined present state, to a compelling and significantly different future state.

U.S. House Panel Concludes State, Federal Failures behind Flint

The U.S. congressional committee investigating the water crisis in Flint, Michigan issued final letters citing failures at all levels of government, including problems at both the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Proposed Changes to Gas Transmission Pipeline Regulations Intended to Increase Safety

A notice of proposed rulemaking issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety outlines significant changes to the Pipeline Safety Regulations that are intended to increase the safety of natural gas pipelines.

Corrosion Basics: High-Temperature Corrosion

High-temperature corrosion does not require the presence of a liquid electrolyte. In this corrosion mechanism, metals react directly with gaseous atoms in the atmosphere rather than ions in solution. Sometimes, this type of damage is called “dry corrosion” or “scaling.”