Coatings & Linings

The Hidden Damage Done to Protective Coatings

This article provides basic concepts for young corrosion engineers to improve skills on coating specification and inspection that will impact structural steel painting work.

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.

Specification and Inspection Play Vital Role in Coating Steel Structures

This article provides basic concepts for young corrosion engineers to improve skills on coating specification and inspection that will impact structural steel painting work.

Drone Shows Promise in Measuring Coating Thickness

The drone utilizes specialized software, sensors, and an electronic coating thickness gauge system to collect and record nondestructive dry film thickness millage thickness measurements.

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.

Composite Repair Material Bonds to Poor Substrate on Historic Vessel

This former combat vessel suffered from numerous leaks and a pitted surface. It needed a long-term coating repair solution capable of bonding to a poor substrate with rapid curing times.

Guide Helps Estimate Cost and Service Life for Protective Coatings

The practical guide was designed to help coatings engineers or specifiers determine candidate protective coating systems for particular industrial environments.

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.

Protecting a Pipeline When Its Coating Has Aged

The country’s existing pipeline infrastructure was built with materials that are no longer used today, although they were state-of-the-art at the time. Coating materials, for example, have significantly improved over those used decades ago.

The Science Behind Field-Applied Liquid Epoxy Pipeline Coatings

Field-applied liquid epoxy coatings have moved from the shadows to become one of the most important methods of pipeline corrosion protection. This article presents the science behind this essential process for protecting underground pipelines from corrosion.

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.

Installation Complete on First U.K. Long-Length Coated Rail Project

Zinc-rich coated rail, which protects in the most corrosive of environments, is being supplied in longer lengths and is seen as ideal for track environments, such as those in tunnels.

Canadian, U.K. Groups Collaborate on Corrosion Research for Marine Coatings

The European Marine Energy Centre and Canada’s Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy kicked off a joint project to examine the differences in corrosion and underwater behavior of marine coatings on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Steel Bridges Protected with Two-Coat Polyaspartic Urethane Coatings

A second generation of a polyaspartic urethane two-coat coating system with improved wet adhesion and corrosion resistance was developed in recent years for application in warm climates with high humidity.

Polyurea Coatings Protect Aging Concrete Wastewater Infrastructure

Advanced polyurea coatings and liners can provide strong, flexible waterproofing to bridge cracks and protect against future cracking and deterioration.