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Nominations Sought for 2023 MP Corrosion Innovation Awards

Since 2014, the MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program has provided a forum for innovative professionals to showcase their corrosion mitigation technologies and receive recognition for their solutions. Winners are selected by a diverse industry panel.

Researchers Develop New Probe to Measure Corrosion of Concrete Rebar

A research team at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has developed a new surface probe to measure the extent of corrosion in concrete rebar, which they say is more sensitive and accurate than conventional measurement techniques.

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.

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.

Cold Spray Technology Enhances U.S. Army Depot’s Capabilities

Artisans at the Letterkenny Army Depot are now using cold spray technology to perform non-structural repairs, including repairs of corrosion and other surface defects. Cold spray offers additional repair benefits because of a lower operating temperature.

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.

Coating Inspector Program Relaunched by AMPP

Introduced in April 2022, the new AMPP Coating Inspector Program (CIP) is designed to retain the best parts of the NACE CIP and SSPC Protective Coatings Inspector (PCI) programs.

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.

Facts and Figures on the First AMPP Annual Conference + Expo

The first-ever AMPP Annual Conference + Expo took place during March 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. Here’s a look back at some of the key takeaways for corrosion control and protective coatings professionals.

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.

Overcoming Pain Points and Adapting to a Changing Market

Bob Chalker, CEO of the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), explains how corrosion and coatings professionals are adapting to current changes in the marketplace.

AMPP Annual Conference + Expo Debuts in San Antonio

The first-ever AMPP Annual Conference + Expo is taking place from March 6-10, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas. This article includes a comprehensive look at the event’s key highlights, along with all the information that corrosion and coatings industry professionals need to know.