The new containment structure, moved into position in November 2016, includes a ventilation system that developers say will help ensure there is no need to replace the coating used to control corrosion.
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.
Although methods for managing internal corrosion are well established, many pipelines operators experience repeated internal corrosion incidents, suggesting opportunities likely exist for continuous improvement.
One of the most common drivers of concrete repairs is corrosion of the concrete’s steel reinforcement, often caused by chloride ions in the environment entering the concrete and eventually reaching the embedded steel.
Flanged pipework can be isolated from corrosive environments by using a flexible, liquid-applied elastomeric material that can be peeled off for inspection and then resealed.
This case study presents the results of evaluations and repairs made to a sulfur tank at a gas plant in central Alberta, Canada. The repairs exceeded the owner’s expectations for performance and have not required any subsequent concrete repairs of significance.
A U.K. group specializing in train restoration identified polymeric cold-bonding as a superior solution to welding to help fix recurring problems with metal corrosion in diesel tanks.
Researchers at the University of Virginia are seeking to modify the traditional cyclic corrosion test chamber by adding ozone to the mix and greatly accelerating the process.
Due to the high carbon dioxide (CO2) and chloride content in natural gas produced by a gas field in Western China, a high-performance duplex stainless steel was chosen for gas gathering and transmission piping in this area.
A new underground radar technology system developed at Louisiana Tech University is helping a local city spot damage to infrastructure that had gone undetected since Hurricane Katrina.
By using UAV technology, survey times and staging costs associated with visual condition checks of remote structural components in ship tanks can be significantly reduced.
Learn more about corrosion of stainless steel (SS) in this new Materials Performance quarterly special feature, “The Science Behind It.” Read the MP article about the root cause of a Type 316L SS closed drain line failure, then explore the science behind the corrosion problem, which is presented in several related CORROSION articles listed at the end of the article.
In a new report on corrosion inside underground storage tanks storing diesel fuel, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found moderate or severe corrosion could affect metal components inside both steel and fiberglass tank systems.
A new U.S. Geological Survey assessment of more than 20,000 wells nationwide showed that untreated groundwater in 25 states and the District of Columbia was classified as potentially corrosive, thus creating a high risk for lead leaching in homes.
Average annual salaries in 2016 are reported for corrosion professionals in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe. A slight gain was seen for the United States and United Kingdom, while a larger increase was recorded in Canada.