Chemical Treatment

Don’t Fear AI: How Artificial Intelligence Supports Our Future

Artificial intelligence (AI) will lead to a promising future for our industry and is not to be feared, renowned physicist Dr. Michio Kaku told conference attendees in New Orleans as the keynote speaker for the 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo.

Bayou Buzz: 2024 Show Leaves AMPP Members Jazzed Up

From informative programs and industry workshops to widespread exhibits and networking, AMPP’s 2024 show featured updated information and research regarding materials, corrosion and coating trends, and best practices and products.

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.

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.

2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo Returns to Gulf Coast

The 2024 version of the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo takes place from March 3-7 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Through our exclusive Show Daily coverage, here’s our look at the event’s key highlights, along with updated information on scheduling and beyond.

Researchers See Bright Future for Refinery Corrosion Prevention

High pressure and high temperatures mean a high risk of corrosion in refineries worldwide, but two research scientists in Saudi Arabia say the future of refinery corrosion prevention looks leaner and greener thanks to technologies such as superhydrophobic coatings and nanomaterials.

Reasons to Attend the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo 2024

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) already has a full slate of peer-reviewed symposia, workshops, networking events, technical meetings, and much more scheduled for its March 2024 gathering in the Crescent City.

Nucleation Corrosion in Liquid Hydrocarbons

Dew point corrosion is a well-known phenomenon in which fine water droplets condense from the vapor upon cooling, and the acid gases in the vapors diffuse into water droplets to form a highly corrosive, low-pH liquid.

U.S. Military Maintenance Team Restores Navy Helicopters

At the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, the maintenance team of the advanced metal finishing facility uses a novel system for corrosion prevention, wear protection, etching, cleaning, and chemical milling in preparation for paint and other follow-on manufacturing processes.

Chemical Treatment Shortcomings Related to MIC Control

Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is a major integrity threat for water treatment systems as well as other utility water systems. This article explores the shortcomings of erroneous chemical treatments and their main root cause(s).

Using Advanced Microbial Monitoring to Quantify Corrosion Risks

Quantifying microorganisms associated with microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) can provide insight into a system’s corrosion risk, as well as the efficacy of its management programs. This article features related insight from LuminUltra, which was a winner in the 2023 Materials Performance (MP) Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards.

Study: U.S. EPA’s Lead, Copper Rule Exceeds Financial Estimates

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s revised lead and copper rule for drinking water costs $335 million to implement while generating $9 billion in annual health benefits. According to a university study, this significantly exceeds prior projections.

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.

AMPP’s Alan Thomas Outlines Priorities as New CEO

Effective April 1, 2023, Alan Thomas became the new CEO of the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP). In this exclusive interview, AMPP’s new leader introduces himself while expressing some initial priorities.

PHMSA’s New Rule Updates Pipeline Corrosion Control Requirements

Tyler Laughorn, corrosion control specialist at Burns & McDonnell, explains what industry professionals need to know regarding PHMSA’s recently finalized rule on protective coatings, cathodic protection surveys, and internal corrosion monitoring and mitigation for gas transmission pipelines.