Coatings & Linings

Interview: Corrosion Risks to Infrastructure After Wildfire Exposure

Led by Dr. Mehrooz Zamanzadeh, technical director and principal investigator at Matergenics, this roundtable discussion explores the need to conduct corrosion risk assessments of infrastructure after exposure to wildfires.

Laboratory and Field Evaluation of Pipeline FBE Chalking

Correlating predictive laboratory testing with “real-world corrosion conditions” has long been an ambition of the coatings industry. In that spirit, this article addresses the well-known phenomenon of epoxy chalking and examines its effect on fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) coatings.

Working Smarter, Not Harder with Remote Corrosion Monitoring

The availability of data via remote ultrasonic monitoring tools means greater productivity. Not only can employees monitor corrosion-rate data in almost real-time, but they can overlay this information with operational data.

U.S. Military Works to Identify Corrosion Through Aircraft Coatings

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are testing a new tool to help identify corrosion through aircraft coatings, which they believe could facilitate faster inspections that reduce corrosion growth and associated costs while increasing aircraft availability.

Possible Implications of Corrosion in the Champlain Towers Collapse

This podcast explores corrosion concerns in residential buildings and the possible implications of corrosion in the Champlain Towers collapse in Surfside, Florida, USA.

USTP Crew Coats Massive Steel Water Tank

The Lafayette tank in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, is a 7.5-million-gallon reservoir for potable water. USTP was given a rather tight timeline for such a large project. Photo courtesy of Induron.

How the Launch of AMPP Affects Global Operations

Kamal Taher, director of global operations at AMPP, explains what the combination of NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings means for industry programs such as contractor accreditation.

A Water Department’s Proactive Approach to Infrastructure and Reliability

When the failure occurred, Tucson Water employees were in a hurry to figure out what their next steps would be. This article details the failure, the remedial actions, and the proactive approach they've taken since.

Solvent-Free Epoxy Coatings—A Common Universal Definition

Solvent-free epoxy coatings offer very low environmental impact, but due to the lack of a clear and universal definition of "solvent-free" epoxy coatings, we see a huge range in volatile organic compound content in such coatings. This article offers a proposal for a common universal definition.

MP Announces Winners of 2021 Corrosion Innovation Awards

Materials Performance (MP) magazine is proud to introduce a new class of winners from the 2021 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program.

Nano Non-Skid Coating Provides Sustainable Offshore Safety Solution

This article details how a coating applicator is overcoming challenges through the use of an innovative protective coatings pump design, which features a new single-coat carbon nanotube with a non-slip deck coat slurry.

CoatingsPro Magazine Names Winners of 2021 Contractor Awards

Through the annual program, CoatingsPro showcases projects and crews that demonstrate excellence in the commercial and industrial high-performance coatings sectors.

Failure Analysis and Design Considerations: Fluid Velocity Effects

Any mechanical disturbance of the protective film can stimulate attack of the underlying metals until either the protective film is re-established, or the metal has been corroded away. Erosion-corrosion is encountered most frequently in pumps, valves, centrifuges, elbows, impellers, inlet ends of heat exchanger tubes, agitated tanks, and so forth.

AMPP Technical Exchange on Ship Biofouling—A Success Story

In this roundtable discussion, shipping industry leaders within an AMPP Technical Exchange Group (TEG532x) share success stories from their ongoing collaboration. Guests include Elisabeth Charmley, Naval Architect for one of the world's largest ship managers; Johnny Eliasson, Hull and Coatings Engineer at Chevron Shipping; and Buddy Reams, Captain USCG (retired), Chief Technical/Maritime Officer of AMPP.

U.S. Air Force Adopts Virtual Reality Training for Corrosion Control

A C-130 aircraft sits in a hanger as a fresh coat of paint dries at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, USA. Photo by Joseph Mather, 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs.