Materials Selection & Design

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.

MIT Researchers Find Superior Way to Design Metal Alloys

The new system uses machine learning to analyze boundaries between crystal grains, which can allow for the selection of a new metal’s desired properties.

Corrosion in Braking Systems: Effect of Corrosive Environments

The characterization of corrosion scales can play a major role in both the prevention of corrosion and designing safe and reliable brakes.

Interview: Bob Chalker on the 2021 Launch of AMPP

In this exclusive interview, Bob Chalker—CEO of the new corrosion and coatings nonprofit association—discusses many of the underlying motivations that led to the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP).

A Circular Economy Approach from a Corrosion Engineer

Merging concepts like designing for purpose, maintaining with integrity, and decommissioning with a second life in mind are ideas that, if used in conjunction with adequate management tools, can help industries pursue the path of applying an effective corrosion management system.

Plans Unveiled for CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo

The two-week event will provide a collaborative and convenient platform for corrosion and coatings industry professionals to network, learn, and develop new business.

Modeling Helps Reduce Corrosion in Refineries

Corrosion can be a significant challenge for refiners in downstream operations, and one of the key factors in causing corrosion in crude distillation unit overheads is hydrochloric acid (HCl).

Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) Is Formed

Having launched on January 6, 2021, the new organization, Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), represents a combination of NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.

Some Aspects of Steam Condensate Corrosion

Diligent boiler feedwater treatment, involving mechanical deaeration and chemical treatment, is the primary defense against steam condensate corrosion. This article reviews further methods, including equipment design, materials selection, venting, reducing air ingress, and selecting steam traps.

Irradiation May Slow Corrosion of Alloys in Molten Salt

In a research experiment, steel that was irradiated in molten salt showed less corrosion than samples that went through the same environmental treatment but without irradiation.

X-Ray Analysis Sheds Light on Artifacts from Henry VIII's Warship

Twenty-first century x-ray technology has allowed University of Warwick scientists to peer back through time at the production of the armor worn by the crew of Henry VIII’s favored warship, the Mary Rose.

New Models for Stress-Corrosion Cracking in Aircraft Components

Researchers at the University of Central Florida are working to develop sophisticated computer models to better pinpoint the initial stages of stress-corrosion cracking.

Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination

Corrosion engineers are clearly needed in the desalination industry to not only ensure that the correct alloys are selected, but that proper technical specifications, including quality assurance and quality control, are in place to ensure the material delivered is fit for service.

Corrosion Behavior of a Novel Material—Open-Cell Aluminum Foam

The authors studied open-cell aluminum foams with different pore densities under marine conditions, with the objective of learning more about the corrosion behavior of these materials. The resulting deeper understanding is expected to lead to expanded utilization in advanced engineering applications.