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Corrosion Basics: Locating Pipeline Coating Defects with a Pearson Survey

One of the first successful techniques for locating coating defects (holidays) on buried pipelines using surface electrical measurements is the Pearson survey, named after its inventor.

Corrosion Basics: Steam Generation in Power Plants

The greatest use of high-temperature water and steam is in electrical power generation. Historically, fossil fuels were used almost exclusively to heat water for steam until the introduction of nuclear power steam generators. This article briefly summarizes corrosion considerations for fossil fuel and nuclear fuel steam plants.

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.

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.

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.

Strategic Planning at NACE International: Fifth in a Series

With a commitment to core ideology behind us, strategic planning efforts shifted toward survey input and analytical data that helped create a picture of the current state of health of our association.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Strategic Planning at NACE International: Implementation Plan

In the 10th part of this series, we explain how the implementation plan is a tool that can be used to break annual key strategies into increasingly smaller tasks.

Strategic Planning at NACE International: Ninth in a Series

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

Corrosion Basics: Coating Concrete

Before a concrete structure can be coated, it is necessary to understand and overcome concrete's natural properties.

Strategic Planning at NACE International: Series Finale

The key to effective planning involves converting decisions to actions. For the process to be most effective, the results of the actions are monitored and shared, thus continuing an unending process.

Strategic Planning at NACE International: Eleventh in the Series

The key to effective planning involves converting decisions to actions. For the process to be most effective, the results of the actions are monitored and shared, thus continuing an unending process.