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Internal Near Neutral pH SCC in Carbon Dioxide Gathering Lines

In this technical article, learn how recent investigations of internal butt-weld cracks—associated with flowlines gathering wet supercritical carbon dioxide—determined near-neutral pH stress corrosion cracking to be the cause.

Key Takeaways from the 2023 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo

Held this March in Denver, Colorado, the 2023 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo drew more than 5,700 attendees and 380 exhibiting groups from the global corrosion and coatings industries. Preparations are already underway for the 2024 show in New Orleans, Louisiana.

World Traveler: Phil Fouche Educates Generations on CIP

Phil Fouche has traveled the world for decades as a Coating Inspector Program (CIP) Instructor for NACE International (now AMPP) while also serving as a CIP subcommittee member. In this “member profile,” we explore highlights and lessons learned from his distinguished career.

Interview: Carboline’s Jeremy Sukola on Water, Wastewater and Beyond

Jeremy Sukola, water and wastewater market manager at coatings, linings, and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline, recently spoke with us to discuss key industry trends, feedback from the marketplace, and much more.

New Cold-Weather Facilities Test Coatings for U.S. Army

The U.S. Army says it is creating three new facilities on Treat Island, Maine; in Fairbanks, Alaska; and in Hanover, New Hampshire. These facilities will test whether coatings can withstand, and even mitigate, ice adhesion and corrosion.

Australian University Leads Project to Self-Heal Concrete Using Sludge

Self-healing concrete, in the form of microcapsules filled with water treatment sludge, could offer a solution to halt what researchers say are unprecedented corrosion levels in Australia’s aging concrete pipelines.

MP Announces Finalists for 2023 Corrosion Innovation Awards

The announcement ceremony for the 2023 Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards will be held on Monday, March 20, at the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Graphene Coating Boosts Flexible and Wearable Electronics

In two new studies, researchers at the California Institute of Technology demonstrated how graphene can greatly improve electrical circuits required for wearable and flexible electronics such as smart health patches, bendable smartphones, helmets, large folding display screens, and more.

Interview: Bob Chalker on His Retirement and AMPP’s Future

Bob Chalker, CEO of AMPP and formerly NACE International, explains his decision to retire in July 2023 and outlines what the transition process will look like for the association over the coming months and years.

Paint Is Complicated: Inspector Training Opportunities

One way to ensure that you’re ready to tackle the challenges of paint is to get the right training. The Master Painters Institute (MPI), a subsidiary of AMPP, offers three training courses that may be a good place to start.

Development of an Anticorrosion Coating for Offshore Wind Turbines

Offshore wind turbines are subjected to harsh marine environments, which can cause detrimental problems to their integrity. The incorporation of microcapsules into waterborne paint could offer a corrosion solution to these structures when combined with thermally sprayed coatings.

Gretchen Jacobson Retires as MP Managing Editor-in-Chief

Gretchen A. Jacobson, Managing Editor-in-Chief of Materials Performance (MP) magazine, officially retired from her role at the conclusion of December 2022. Rebecca A. Bickham, Editor, is now leading the magazine.

Penn State Researchers Launch Study on Power Plant Pipe Corrosion

A team of researchers at Penn State investigating how contaminants in power plant water cycles affect the integrity of steel pipes and tubing in power generation systems. The goal is to expand their understanding of corrosion processes in extreme environments.

Final Report Issued on 2019 Refinery Fire, Explosion in Philadelphia

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released its findings regarding a massive fire and explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in 2019. The incident occurred when a corroded pipe elbow ruptured, releasing process fluid into the hydrofluoric acid alkylation unit.

Bossier City, Louisiana Wins 2022 Tank of the Year

Tnemec announced that a municipal water tank in Bossier City, La., is the winner of its 2022 Tank of the Year competition. The tank was selected based on criteria such as artistic value, the significance of the tank to the community, and challenges encountered during the project.