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Coating Inspectors: Witness Protection

With a third-party inspector on site, clients can get material delivered correctly the first time, and thus save money in the long run. It also helps to avoid the domino effect of causing stress on the project team, the facilities, and field inspectors, if the material isn’t delivered appropriately.

How AMPP Is Stepping up Its Sustainability Push in 2024

In a panel discussion, member leaders Dawn Eden and Sandy Williamson share their insights regarding materials sustainability and the latest trends in 2024. Discussion topics include new focus areas within AMPP’s Sustainability Task Force; key takeaways and insights from the 2024 conference; and what could be on the horizon as global outreach is ramped up.

Remedial Measures for Reinforced Concrete Structures

A number of fundamental measures can be taken to address the problem of reinforcing steel corrosion. However, an important distinction has to be made in the applicability of remedial measures to new versus existing structures.

Never Again: An Inspection of a Water Tower

After finding a water leak from its holding tank, the owner/operator of a town water tower reached out to Total Access Solutions Co. (TASC) to request an inspection. One TASC got on site, investigators were able to deduce more information about the potential cause(s) of the premature failure.

Change Is Coming for U.S. Hazard Communications, California Lead Rules

Significant changes are expected for U.S. federal hazard communications and for lead standards in California, and industrial painters should be especially vigilant because the impacts could be dramatic, according to a leading regulatory expert.

Corrosion Basics: Polymeric Materials

When compared with metals, polymeric materials tend to be more resistant to chloride ions and hydrochloric acid. However, polymeric materials are generally weaker and softer; less resistant to concentrated sulfuric and oxidizing acids and solvents; and subject to temperature limitations.

Will AI Take Your Job? Using Artificial Intelligence in Your Business

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies can save time, make money, and improve the quality of business practices for a wide range of industry professionals. If you are not using AI and your competition is, you could be at a severe disadvantage.

2024 Honoree Night Celebrates AMPP’s Annual Awards

As the global authority in materials protection and performance, AMPP recently announced the recipients of its 2024 service, technical, project awards. These awards were presented and celebrated at Honoree Night, held in March at the association’s annual conference.

Corrosion Basics: Testing and Monitoring in Manufacturing Plants

Because the process of corrosion is highly time-dependent, the integration of monitoring technology in existing systems can also provide early warning of costly corrosion damage and provide information on locations where damage is occurring, or possibly could occur.

Corrosion Basics: Acrylic Coatings

Solvent-borne acrylic coatings made the first significant entry into the protective coatings market as color and gloss retentive topcoats for epoxy intermediate coats. The newer waterborne acrylics represent the forefront of this technology.

Additive Manufacturing Boosts Outlook for Optical Coatings

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has the potential to completely change the way labs everywhere approach optical coatings by streamlining the process and offering endless customization options.

Why Infrastructure Insurance Matters for Corrosion Professionals

As part of a new task force, AMPP is bringing together stakeholders from a variety of roles to better understand the relationship that corrosion engineering systems have within the infrastructure insurance industry.

Using Foamed Polyvinylidene Fluoride for Corrosion Protection

Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is naturally mechanically strong and resistant to many harsh chemicals, making it an ideal candidate to protect chemical processing equipment from corrosion. New advancements in PVDF technology allow it to be extruded with a foam concentrate.

Cold-Bonding Technology Restores Thailand Petroleum Pipeline

Utilizing unique cold-bonding technology, a large-scale pipeline restoration project was recently completed in Thailand. Based on a solvent-free epoxy resin reinforced with silicon steel alloy, the two-part repair composite is designed for metal repair and resurfacing projects.

Texas Awards Grant to Evaluate Aging Highway Bridges

The Texas Department of Transportation issued a three-year grant to evaluate deteriorating and aging highway bridges. The approach includes non-destructive evaluation, on-site load testing, and computer simulations to help engineers determine the current bridge conditions.