Risk-based inspections are believed to be one of the most efficient types of inspections, based on numerous evaluations of site visits and of asset integrity audits.
Impressed current anodes for atmospherically exposed steel in concrete are very different from anodes for underground and underwater applications.
There are certain fundamental considerations that should be understood in relation to open recirculated systems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The overarching goals create a specific, measurable, and attainable verbal picture of what our association will look like by October 2019.
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.
Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) is a mechanical-chemical process leading to the cracking of certain alloys at stresses below their tensile strength.
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 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.
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.”
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.
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.