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Fungi Species Could Limit Concrete Corrosion by Healing Cracks

Researchers say the application of a specific species of fungi into the concrete matrix during the mixing process could serve as an unusual candidate to help concrete heal itself.

Corrosion Basics: Steam Generation in Power Plants

The greatest use of high-temperature water and steam is in electrical power generation.

Testing for Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Humid Air

Researchers with the Southwest Research Institute conducted experiments to evaluate the presence of microbiologically influenced corrosion under high and low relative humidity conditions when storing spent nuclear fuel in dry storage systems.

U.S. Army Develops Sensing Network to Spot Aircraft Damage

Networked sensors open up possibilities for new onboard aircraft features that could immediately alert the flight crew to structural damage as it occurs, like matrix cracking and coating delamination.

X-Ray Analysis Used to Predict Sulfur Corrosion Rates in Crude Oil

Industry and university researchers are using x-ray techniques to develop an analysis tool to more accurately predict how sulfur compounds in crude oil could corrode processing plant equipment.

Strategic Planning at NACE International: Series Finale

The key to effective planning involves converting decisions to actions. For the process to be most effective, the results of the actions are monitored and shared, thus continuing an unending process.

Nickel-Cobalt Alloy Coating Protects Steel Fasteners from Hydrogen Embrittlement

Electroplating fasteners with a Ni-Co alloy can decrease hydrogen production on the coating’s surface and prevent hydrogen penetration into underlying metal.

Study: Graphene Technology Boosts Performance of Epoxy Coatings

Initial test results have shown higher corrosion resistance, increased mechanical strength, and better abrasion resistance when using epoxy resin-based coatings formulated with graphene.

Test Samples of Reinforced Concrete Are Often Too Small

A recent study from European university scientists suggests that samples of reinforced concrete need to be larger to ensure accuracy in corrosion detection.

Strategic Planning at NACE International: Eleventh in the Series

The key to effective planning involves converting decisions to actions. For the process to be most effective, the results of the actions are monitored and shared, thus continuing an unending process.

Abrasives: Salt Contamination and Its Transfer

Soluble salts left on the surface can cause premature coating failures. As such, all steps and materials used require scrutiny to prevent the potential addition of salts during surface preparation and cleaning.

Fire-Resistant Coating Forms Heat Barrier for Reinforced Concrete

A new polyurethane-based nanocomposite coating system can be applied to steel and concrete without the need for sandblasting, thus reducing application time by half. It can also protect the substrate against fire for two hours without falling off.

U.K. Grant Targets Sensors for Corrosion Protection in Heating, Cooling Units

A collaborative project funded partly by the U.K. government is looking to develop cost-effective sensors capable of measuring the corrosion rates of metals used in water-based heating and cooling units.

Strategic Planning at NACE International: Implementation Plan

In the 10th part of this series, we explain how the implementation plan is a tool that can be used to break annual key strategies into increasingly smaller tasks.

Failure of Water Wall Tubes Caused by Hydrogen Embrittlement from Severe Underdeposit Corrosion

In a CORROSION 2017 paper, authors discussed two water wall tubes in a multistage flash distillation plant’s operating boiler that experienced failure after 14 years of service.