Case Histories

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.

Never Again: Dealing With the CUI Phenomenon

In this case study, significant corrosion was observed on lines supplying air handling units and swimming pools at a Dubai hotel. According to the client, the chilled water application system was installed three years prior and initially handled by a maintenance contractor before being handed over to the asset owner.

Corrosion Prevention in the Cruise Ship Industry

While the battle against corrosion in maritime settings is largely similar, cruise ships do pose some extra challenges. Outfittings such as swimming pools and even lifeboats need to be treated, as even the aesthetics of rust and wear will have an impact on the impression the boat’s condition makes on passengers.

NIST Updates Investigation of Champlain Towers Collapse

In a recent National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee meeting, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigators shared details of their investigation into the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida, USA.

Flexible Approach Restores Texas Water Pump Station

When Corrosion Control Resources, Inc. refurbished a water pump station near Dallas, they initially expected to hand blast with coal slag before applying new coatings. However, they changed course after unexpectedly finding the pipe to be lined with coal tar enamel.

Air Force Trials New Corrosion Control Plan at Guam Base

At the U.S. Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the equipment maintenance team is employing a new method of limiting corrosion and extending service life on trailers by switching from stainless steel to copper-nickel alloy brake lines.

Interview: How Coatings Inspection Needs Are Evolving

Michael Beamish, vice president and general manager at DeFelsko Corp., shares feedback he’s heard from coatings inspectors about their challenges in the field. In 2023, many of these needs revolve around increasing speed and reporting efficiency.

Advances in Protecting Pipelines from Hurricane Damage

With the Northern Hemisphere’s 2023 hurricane season in full swing and nearing its annual peak, emerging technologies and artificial intelligence are among new tools offering hope for superior pipeline protection against mighty storms.

Multistage Commissioning and Concurrent Survey Work on a New Pipeline

On a new pipeline in southeast Texas, this multiphase corrosion control project encompassed the design of cathodic protection and induced alternating current (AC) mitigation systems, followed by subsequent installation, commissioning, and post-construction survey work.

Newly Approved Epoxy Solution Protects Texas Water Tank

Maguire Iron partnered with Sherwin-Williams to recoat the interior of an elevated water storage tank in Hitchcock, Texas, USA. The project was the first time in which the newly NSF 61/600-approved Sherplate 600 potable water epoxy coating was applied since its approval for tanks.

U.S. Engineers Address Pump Corrosion for Hurricane Season

The New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the U.S. Navy’s salvage and diving supervisor to evaluate corrosion damage as part of a plan to ensure sufficient pumping capacity is available during a tropical weather event.

Novel Evaluation of a Marine Coating Failure

There are many methods to evaluate the corrosion of substrates and breakdown of protective coatings that are subject to wet-dry cycling in natural and accelerated environments. This article explores ways to predict failures without having to artificially harshen those conditions.

Piping Failure: Petroleum Refinery Fire Water Line

In this case study, a piping failure during fire water service operation was investigated using metallographic techniques. According to the author, the use of metallurgical investigations during inspection programs for petroleum and petrochemical plants can help to discover the root causes of corrosion.

Deep in the Heart: BHI Coatings Protects Texas Refinery

Operational conditions for U.S. Gulf refiners aren’t for the faint of heart. Between handling harsh chemicals in a humid environment, corrosion concerns are constant. For one major Houston-area refiner, the specialists to address those concerns are teams at nearby BHI Coatings.

University Researchers to Combat Corrosion with Microorganisms

A team of researchers from Texas A&M University, Tufts University, and the University of Oklahoma is working collaboratively on a project focused on combating microbiologically induced corrosion, and especially corrosion affecting U.S. Air Force fuel tanks.