Coatings & Linings

Guide Helps Estimate Cost and Service Life for Protective Coatings

The practical guide was designed to help coatings engineers or specifiers determine candidate protective coating systems for particular industrial environments.

Trailer Study: Wax Coating Shows Promise in Resisting Corrosion

Salt spray exposure tests revealed the strength of wax-based coatings in withstanding exposure to sodium chloride (NaCL) as a corrosive agent in truck and trailer manufacturing operations.

Protecting a Pipeline When Its Coating Has Aged

The country’s existing pipeline infrastructure was built with materials that are no longer used today, although they were state-of-the-art at the time. Coating materials, for example, have significantly improved over those used decades ago.

The Science Behind Field-Applied Liquid Epoxy Pipeline Coatings

Field-applied liquid epoxy coatings have moved from the shadows to become one of the most important methods of pipeline corrosion protection. This article presents the science behind this essential process for protecting underground pipelines from corrosion.

Assessing the Risk of Coating Failure from Residual Soluble Salts

Residual soluble salts are contaminants on a substrate surface that affect coating performance. The primary soluble salts that the coatings industry must manage are in the form of chlorides, sulfates, and nitrates.

Installation Complete on First U.K. Long-Length Coated Rail Project

Zinc-rich coated rail, which protects in the most corrosive of environments, is being supplied in longer lengths and is seen as ideal for track environments, such as those in tunnels.

Drone Shows Promise in Measuring Coating Thickness

The drone utilizes specialized software, sensors, and an electronic coating thickness gauge system to collect and record nondestructive dry film thickness millage thickness measurements.

Specification and Inspection Play Vital Role in Coating Steel Structures

This article provides basic concepts for young corrosion engineers to improve skills on coating specification and inspection that will impact structural steel painting work.

Graphene Nanoplatelets Boost Barrier Protection to Epoxy Coatings

The effective barrier properties of the graphene nanoplatelets may explain the corrosion mitigation observed on steel panels in both immersion testing and cyclic salt fog testing.

The Hidden Damage Done to Protective Coatings

This article provides basic concepts for young corrosion engineers to improve skills on coating specification and inspection that will impact structural steel painting work.

Nanostructured Tungsten Carbide Coatings Protect Against Corrosion

Extensive testing of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) tungsten carbide coatings has proven that low-temperature CVD coatings can provide a viable corrosion solution.

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.

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.

Corrosion ‘Hot Spots’ Found at Central Florida Football Stadium

An engineering study reports significant corrosion, due to poor coating selection and application, that led to structural damage in many locations at a major college football stadium in Florida.

Dome Roof of Historic Mosque Receives Waterproof Repairs

The 128-year-old dome of the Shah Jahan Mosque near London, United Kingdom was suffering from corrosion-related perforations and leaks. A cold-applied, seamless roof was the solution.