Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is naturally mechanically strong and resistant to many harsh chemicals, making it an ideal candidate to protect chemical processing equipment from corrosion. New advancements in PVDF technology allow it to be extruded with a foam concentrate.
Utilizing unique cold-bonding technology, a large-scale pipeline restoration project was recently completed in Thailand. Based on a solvent-free epoxy resin reinforced with silicon steel alloy, the two-part repair composite is designed for metal repair and resurfacing projects.
The Texas Department of Transportation issued a three-year grant to evaluate deteriorating and aging highway bridges. The approach includes non-destructive evaluation, on-site load testing, and computer simulations to help engineers determine the current bridge conditions.
High pressure and high temperatures mean a high risk of corrosion in refineries worldwide, but two research scientists in Saudi Arabia say the future of refinery corrosion prevention looks leaner and greener thanks to technologies such as superhydrophobic coatings and nanomaterials.
The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) already has a full slate of peer-reviewed symposia, workshops, networking events, technical meetings, and much more scheduled for its March 2024 gathering in the Crescent City.
Dave Scaturro, commercial painting specialist at Alpine Painting and Sandblasting, explains how vehicle owners can use preventive maintenance to help protect their assets from many corrosion and repair expenses that are associated with freezing temperatures.
Researchers at the U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have developed a self-healing cold spray coating, which they believe can provide corrosion protection against the interior of natural gas, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide (CO2) pipelines.
Today, a budding fleet of renewable marine energy technologies are leaving labs to go through their first river and ocean tests. But as they take these big steps toward commercial use, many are encountering an unpredictable and inhospitable environment: salt water.
In a panel discussion, veteran AMPP members Cal Chapman (Chapman Engineering) and Sandy Williamson (Williamson Integrity Services) joined Materials Performance (MP) Magazine Editor Kerry Cole to explain what sustainability means to them and why it is critically important to our industry.
While the battle against corrosion in maritime settings is largely similar, cruise ships do pose some extra challenges. Outfittings such as swimming pools and even lifeboats need to be treated, as even the aesthetics of rust and wear will have an impact on the impression the boat’s condition makes on passengers.
In a recent National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee meeting, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigators shared details of their investigation into the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida, USA.
Jason Becker, a highly experienced welder/fabricator with 25 years of hands-on experience in the welding industry, shares his perspective on why welding quality is of paramount importance to AMPP members and other key stakeholders.
Both houses of Congress call their newly introduced bills the Bridge Corrosion Prevention and Repair Act of 2023. The legislation would require corrosion planning while using qualified and trained professionals on all U.S. bridge construction, repair, and maintenance projects.
Corrosion engineers are familiar with the galvanic series, which lists noble and active metals, and with galvanic corrosion. This article looks at corrosion damage to aluminum caused by direct metal-to-metal contact with copper and by contact with copper-containing solutions.
U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators believe a deadly natural-gas pipeline explosion in rural Arizona resulted from gaps in protective tape wrapping. This led to water leakage and corrosion and cracks along a seam weld.