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Clean Tech and Developing the Digital Oilfield

Digital oilfield operations seek to use digital technology to replace manual processes. This can offer a myriad of benefits, including improved cathodic protection monitoring data, safety, cost efficiencies, and a significant reduction of potential negative environmental impacts.

How Robotics Could Change Lives for Coatings Inspectors

In this exclusive Q&A session, Apellix CEO Bob Dahlstrom explains how aerial robotics could ease future workforce development concerns for specialists in the corrosion control and protective coatings industry

CoatingsPro Magazine Honors Winners of 2022 Contractor Awards

Awards for first, second, and third place were given in the Commercial Concrete, Commercial Roof, Industrial Concrete, Industrial Steel, and Specialty Project categories, while one winner was awarded in each of the Work It Safe and Contractor/Crew MVP categories.

Sustainable and Robust Closed Loop Corrosion Inhibitors

Because closed cooling loops can run with little maintenance for long periods of time, they can become a neglected part of a customer’s water treatment system. This neglect can lead to significant issues that can negatively impact heat transfer efficiency.

AMPP Redesigns CIP Level 1 Course, Certification Program

As the first step in AMPP’s flagship Coating Inspector Program (CIP), the CIP Level 1 course teaches over 5,000 students annually to properly perform basic coating inspections using nondestructive techniques and instrumentation.

AMPP Member Reflects on Champlain Towers Efforts: Part 3

In the final column of this three-part series, longtime AMPP member Byron Evetts provides his perspective on the Champlain Towers South recovery efforts and wreckage in the days after the devastating collapse.

U.K. Maritime Assets Receive Graphene-Enhanced Coatings

According to AGM, the Genable CX primer operates as a high-performance hybrid system that relies on graphene and aluminum chemistries to provide anticorrosion protection for offshore, marine, and other harsh environments.

Safety, PPE Considerations for Corrosion Control Projects

Charles S. Brown, PCS—deputy director of coatings at engineering, design, planning, and construction management firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.—offers a detailed checklist of safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) considerations when at a jobsite.

New Viscoelastic Coating System Requires Minimal Surface Prep

Viscoelastic coatings are able to instantly bond to surfaces without the need for much surface preparation, nor do they require preheating or curing time. Solutions can be tailored to specific problems by adding additional layers that provide extra protection, depending upon the need.

AMPP Member Reflects on Champlain Towers Efforts: Part 2

In part two of this three-part series, longtime AMPP member Byron Evetts provides his perspective on the Champlain Towers South recovery efforts and wreckage in the days after the devastating collapse.

Susceptibility of Grouted Post-Tensioned Tendon Strands to Embrittlement

There is growing concern that prestressing steel strands within post-tensioned tendons could experience hydrogen embrittlement. One proposed source of hydrogen is galvanic coupling that may exist between the galvanized steel duct and the steel strands.

Michigan Works to Reinforce Bridges with Carbon Fiber Technology

Carbon fiber strands have a tensile strength comparable to steel, but they resist corrosion and require less maintenance over time. Longer service life is the major benefit, according to Michigan Department of Transportation officials.

AMPP Introduces Communities of Interest as New Member Benefit

More formalized than existing groups with moderators and formed under AMPP program committees, professionals can engage with those who share a common interest, demographic, or are from the same geographic area.

Quantitative Coating Quality Assessment on an Offshore Platform

Recent advances in the field application of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) have demonstrated its usefulness for the quantitative assessment of coating condition prior to the occurrence of visible damage, thus establishing EIS as a tool for predictive coating maintenance.

U.S. Laboratory Releases New Validation Research on Cold Spray

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is currently conducting validation research on cold spray technology, which represents the newest addition to PNNL’s suite of solid phase processing (SPP) tools.