Corrosion Basics

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.

NACE International Celebrates its Diamond Anniversary in 2018

Next year the association celebrates its Diamond Anniversary, a milestone made possible by the knowledge, expertise, and continued support of its members from around the globe.

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: 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: Fourth in a Series

The third and final aspect of defining our core ideology relates to the question, “What is it that we do?” In strategic planning parlance, this is called a mission statement. A mission statement describes what we do to fulfill our core purpose. Let’s recall our core purpose, or why we exist in the marketplace.

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.

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

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.”

Corrosion Basics: Coating Concrete

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

NACE Publishes Revised Coating and Lining Application Specialist Training and Certification Standard

The 2016 revised NACE No. 13/SSPC-ACS 1, “Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Qualification and Certification” standard includes up-to-date information for qualifying the coatings and linings application specialist.

Corrosion Basics: Open Recirculated Cooling Water Systems

There are certain fundamental considerations that should be understood in relation to open recirculated systems.

Corrosion Basics: Coating New Construction Seagoing Vessels

Surface preparation and coating application during the new construction of a vessel compose a complex orchestration that requires the coordination of every department in a shipyard. It is also one of the most expensive parts of building a new vessel.

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.

Results Posted for NACE International’s 2016 Annual Corrosion Career Survey

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.