Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Eastern Finland are working on a novel technique for tracking water in concrete through the use of electricity.
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.
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.
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.
University researchers find significant increases in both salinization and alkalinization of U.S. streams and rivers, which can influence the water's corrosivity.
Independent investigators found extensive corrosion on the well casing that broke open at Southern California Gas Co.'s Aliso Canyon gas storage facility in October 2015. In the aftermath, engineering consultancy Blade Energy Partners was granted authority by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to conduct a root cause analysis of the metallurgical and fractographic aspects of the gas leak.
In a recently issued paper, Austrian researchers from TU Graz and the University of Graz discuss new materials that prevent damage from the microbiologically influenced corrosion of concrete.
University researchers issued findings on policy problems that led to the Flint water crisis and recommended legal changes to mitigate future concerns, including better communication on issues such as corrosion controls.
A recent study from European university scientists suggests that samples of reinforced concrete need to be larger to ensure accuracy in corrosion detection.
Industry panelists share their predictions on where the corrosion industry is going in the next 25 years and beyond by predicting the corrosion control developments of the future. For Part 2 of this series, the featured panelist is Fred Goodwin, head of BASF Construction Chemicals Global Corrosion Competency Center.
The polymer, which might someday be used as construction or repair material or for protective coatings, continuously converts the greenhouse gas into a carbon-based material that reinforces itself, according to the researchers. This “self-healing material,” designed to mimic the absorption properties of green plants, has potential applications in a variety of construction and protective coatings projects.
The Air Force Research Laboratory says it is developing a new environmental sensing platform and testing chamber apparatus to enable superior management of aircraft corrosion. Researchers are currently testing both devices, which they believe could help preemptively predict corrosive environmental conditions before they can cause damage to military assets.
In the latest round of testing, investigators found that two tanks at the decommissioned Hanford nuclear production complex in Washington had spots showing significant thinning in a ring around the shell’s wall.
Underdeposit corrosion (UDC), a general term that refers to localized corrosion that develops beneath or around deposits on a metal surface, is a phenomenon that leads to pipeline failures and is one of the most damaging forms of corrosion for oil and gas pipelines. It can occur in subsea water injection pipelines, well-fluid pipelines, and large-diameter transmission lines.
A new study from the Global Brake Safety Council suggests the use of substandard materials and processes in automobile brake pads could be leading to accelerated failure modes. The council was formed in 2014 to advocate and raise awareness for high standards in brake safety while ensuring responsible manufacturing in the automotive industry.