Officials at the plant were seeing accelerated corrosion on a fairly new boiler protected with weld overlay. They then evaluated four different thermal spray vendors who claimed to have the solution by having them each protect a patch inside the boiler.
A solventless food-grade epoxy lining was selected as the coating system, with reduced thickness, in part to reduce the tank load on supports that are more than 100 years old.
Members of NACE International voted in April to approve the association’s proposal to combine with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. During the two-week voting period, thousands of NACE stakeholders worldwide cast votes, with an overwhelming 89% voting in favor of combining forces with SSPC.
Premature failures of pump components can be caused by cavitation phenomena, erosion-corrosion, and other mechanisms.
Corrosion professionals in North America and Europe have experienced another year of continued growth in career opportunities and salary levels, according to the 2015 Corrosion Career Survey conducted by Materials Performance magazine.
An international oil and gas exploration and production company was looking to enhance oil recovery techniques in Oman. Internal coating of the pipelines provided corrosion protection, reduced friction, and improved flow efficiency when conveying corrosive water slurry, and offered adequate corrosion protection during subsequent transportation of recovered crude oil.
To successfully communicate the wide variety of corrosion-related issues affecting corrosion professionals today, MP is actively encouraging corrosion control professionals worldwide to submit technical articles to share their corrosion-related experiences with over 36,000 NACE International members around the globe.
Several myths concerning the cause of reinforced concrete deterioration prevailed in the mid-20th century, but steel corrosion is by far the biggest durability issue for reinforced concrete structures.
Want to know how you can become more active in NACE? There are many opportunities for NACE members to volunteer, and the technical committees offer many benefits such as having an impact on industry standards, developing a network of peers, and enhancing your career.
Safety, function, and service life should be a part of every project. To address these parameters, consideration must be given to design, choice of materials, construction methods, active and passive surface protection, and other parameters.
NACE International’s International Measures of Prevention, Application, and Economics of Corrosion (IMPACT) study is nearing completion and will be released in March 2016. A segment of the report focuses on the Corrosion Management System Framework and how a company can incorporate one into its own program.
Even in the absence of funding for lead corrosion research, a team of scientists at the University of Virginia is pressing forward with a new project aimed at solving problems associated with leaching lead from water pipes.
For corrosion professionals in the United States and United Kingdom, the results of this year’s annual corrosion career and salary survey sponsored by Materials Performance (MP) magazine are very positive.
Russian scientists recently used a thermal imaging technique to study the corrosion of steel reinforcement within 14 reinforced concrete pillars.
During the service life of a pipeline, the coating has to maintain its integrity under operating environments and in the presence of cathodic protection (CP). A coating that exposes bare metal areas renders the pipe surface susceptible to corroding species, and a functional CP system will be required. This article discusses the basic principles of corrosion protection with coatings and CP, and the attributes of an effective pipeline coating.