Materials Selection & Design

Corrosion Industry Implications from the U.S. Infrastructure Bill

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, who represents the 7th District of Texas, explains what the corrosion industry can expect from the newly signed U.S. infrastructure package.

Findings Released from 2021 IMPACT Canada Study

The study’s key purpose was to foster coordination between government and industry to change the mindset about corrosion mitigation being the sole concern of materials and corrosion engineers, and those that maintain corrodible assets.

Causes of High-Temperature Sulfidation in Refineries

To mitigate problems related to high-temperature sulfidation in refineries, suitable materials must be used, along with operating equipment within a specified range. Equipment should also be inspected and replaced at designated intervals.

Three AMPP Standards Committees Launch New Projects

As the calendar turns to 2022, here’s a look at new guidelines, standards, and practices that are currently being developed by AMPP’s SC 04, SC 11, and SC 20 committees.

CO2 Corrosion of Pipe Fittings in Shale Production

This article presents two case studies of failed pipe fittings. A perforated tee and a pipe nipple retrieved from onshore shale production systems were analyzed to determine the mechanism(s) contributing to their corrosion and subsequent failure.

Why Corrosion Inspections Are Important to Community Safety

In this newly released AMPP webcast, inspection and policy experts explore the basics of the building inspection process; strategies to ensure buildings are protected; and important resources and tools. They also respond to viewer questions.

Report: U.S. State Officials Need More Clarity on Bridge Corrosion

Officials from some states told the U.S. Government Accountability Office that they use sealant on bridge decks to prevent corrosion. However, officials from another said they do not, because they do not know how effective it is.

Corrosion Concerns at San Diego’s Ocean Beach Pier

A recent report from a civil engineering form suggests that San Diego’s Ocean Beach Municipal Pier has suffered significant damage over the last 55 years and “has reached the end of its service life,” as presently constructed.

Best Available Design Technologies for Pipeline Isolation

There are many offerings for both above- and below-ground pipeline isolation. But only certain designs may be appropriate, considering the varied applications that pipelines have, changing conditions, and the need to design for a sustainable future.

Preventing Corrosion in Seawater-Fed Heat Exchangers

When designing a heat exchanger system, engineers must consider ways to control and mitigate the many different kinds of fouling. These control plans must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for each unique environment.

Corrosion Technology Week Returns in 2021

Sponsored by AMPP’s technical coordination committee, the October 2021 event will include a series of meetings focused on methods of identifying, preventing, and combating corrosion problems across all major industries. The show was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Influence of Flow and Impurities on Carbon Steel Pipelines

In this recent study, researchers sought to better understand the physicochemical attributes on the corrosion of carbon steel (CS) in the high-pressure environments associated with CO2 transmissions pipelines.

U.S. Navy Explores Using Drones, Sensors to Track Corrosion

As a drone flies over a specified area of a ship, such as a hull or the rear, it transmits video to create a digital model. This process contributes to the ship’s detailed analysis, including potential areas of concern for corrosion or rust.

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.

AMPP Forms New Partnership for Brazil’s Nuclear Energy Sector

The partnership between AMPP and the Brazilian Association for the Development of Nuclear Activities (ABDAN) will focus on promoting corrosion control programming and quality requirements for Brazil’s nuclear energy sector.