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Cold-Bonding Polymeric Technique Helps Restore U.K. Trains

A U.K. group specializing in train restoration identified polymeric cold-bonding as a superior solution to welding to help fix recurring problems with metal corrosion in diesel tanks.

University Team Develops Faster Route to Corrosion Detection in Metals

Researchers at the University of Virginia are seeking to modify the traditional cyclic corrosion test chamber by adding ozone to the mix and greatly accelerating the process.

Remote Monitoring System Tracks Cathodic Protection and Sensor Data

There is a need at many remote oil and gas field sites for data typically collected by specialized sensors. To meet this need, a remote CP monitoring platform was developed that combines a dedicated two-channel CP rectifier/test station monitoring device and a dedicated two-channel sensor/transducer monitoring device into one unit.

IMPACT Study Breaks New Ground in Corrosion Management Research and Practice

This article provides a summary of the scope, approach, and significant findings of NACE International’s recent IMPACT study, including corrosion control strategies that could save hundreds of billions of dollars per year.

EPA Finds Moderate or Severe Corrosion in Most Underground Diesel Tanks

In a new report on corrosion inside underground storage tanks storing diesel fuel, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found moderate or severe corrosion could affect metal components inside both steel and fiberglass tank systems.

U.S. Study Finds Millions at Risk of High Lead from Corrosive Water

A new U.S. Geological Survey assessment of more than 20,000 wells nationwide showed that untreated groundwater in 25 states and the District of Columbia was classified as potentially corrosive, thus creating a high risk for lead leaching in homes.

Corrosion Basics: Locating Pipeline Coating Defects with a Pearson Survey

One of the first successful techniques for locating coating defects (holidays) on buried pipelines using surface electrical measurements is the Pearson survey, named after its inventor.

A Multifunctional Additive for Controlling Inorganic Foulants in Industrial Water Systems

This article presents performance data on polyamino polyether methylene phosphonic acid (PAPEMP) on various mineral scales commonly encountered in boiler, cooling, desalination, geothermal, gas, and oil systems.

Leaking Seawater Tanks Repaired with New, Fast-Curing Material

When a vertical seawater tank sprang a leak at a coastal hydrocarbon storage tank farm in Italy, the tight time window for repair meant that only solutions with very short cure times were an option.

Controlling Cavitation Damage in Pumps on Oil Offshore Platforms

This article explores possible remedies to cavitation, including finishing the surfaces of pump components with a hydrophobic composite coating with a smooth and glassy surface.

Corrosion Basics: ICCP for Atmospherically Exposed Reinforced Concrete Structures

Impressed current anodes for atmospherically exposed steel in concrete are very different from anodes for underground and underwater applications.

Gas Plant Uses Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Wrap to Strengthen Concrete Columns

Pipe wrapping turned out to be a simple and low-cost method for strengthening concrete columns during the construction of a new natural gas plant in Colorado.

Advances Made in Epoxy Coating Technology

A single-pack epoxy coating with epoxy-amine reactive functionality was recently developed that delivers reasonable shelf life and a high level of corrosion resistance that is comparable to two-component epoxy polyamide coatings.

Preventing Releases in Underground Storage Tanks

Underground storage tank (UST) owners and operators must follow correct filling practices and protect their USTs from spills, overfills, and corrosion. Additionally, owners and operators must report the existence of new UST systems, suspected releases, UST system closures, and keep records of operation and maintenance.

Corrosion Basics: Stray Current Effects

Where stray currents discharge from a structure into the electrolyte environment in order to return to the source, corrosion will occur. If the corrosion is concentrated over a limited surface area, the integrity of the structure may be threatened in a relatively short period.