Materials Selection & Design

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.

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.

U.S. Congress Targets Infrastructure Bill with Corrosion Language

U.S. regulators are making progress on a bill that emphasizes the need for corrosion planning and qualified personnel on bridge construction, replacement, and maintenance.

Webcast: CUI Considerations for Industrial Pipe Applications

This webcast provides insight into solutions for corrosion under insulation (CUI), which can be a challenge for high-temperature applications such as refineries and petrochemical facilities.

How Ultrasonic Sensors Can Enable Permanent Corrosion Monitoring

The Belenus condition sensor utilizes an ultrasonic pulse-echo to provide in-service monitoring of pipe wall thickness. It can be fitted to structures including pipes, storage tanks, and pressure vessels.

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.

AMPP News: New and Revised Industry Standards

The latest standard practices, which are available now in the AMPP Store, were released in 2021. Topics include corrosion inhibition selection and management for oil and gas production, as well as a standard guide for the laboratory immersion corrosion testing of metals.

U.S. Aviation Agency Warns of Engine Corrosion Issue

The new airworthiness directive applies to certain CFM International, S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1B model turbofan engines, in which pressure transducer corrosion was found following extended storage periods.

Failure of Expansion Joint Caused by Corrosion Cracking

In this study, the explosion failure of a bellows expansion joint made of Type 304 stainless steel (UNS S30400) in a pipeline conducting methane (CH4) gas at 400 °C is analyzed.

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.

Systematically Making Insulation Part of the CUI Solution

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) may hinder thermal performance and lead to leaks, unexpected downtime, and repairs, while adding risk to employees and facilities. Using a systems approach to how insulation is selected and maintained can improve facility longevity and employee safety.

Stress Corrosion Cracking Susceptibility of AA7075 After Double-Peaks Aging

The stress corrosion cracking (SCC) susceptibility of 7075 aluminum alloy (AA7075) under different two-stage aging processes was studied by using the Rockwell B hardness test and slow strain rate tensile test, combined with scanning electron microscopy

Corrosion Basics: Corrosion Damage in Reinforced Concrete

The main causes of corrosion of steel in concrete are chloride attack and carbonation. Aggressive chemical species pass through the pores in the concrete and attack the steel.

Concrete Coatings for Mitigation of Embedded Rebar Corrosion

The present study experimentally investigates the effectiveness of two-component epoxy (EPX) and single-component, moisture-cure (MC) polyurethane concrete coatings in reducing the rate of chloride ingress, and thus mitigating rebar corrosion.

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.