Coatings & Linings

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.

Nickel-based Coatings May Slow Corrosion in Solar Power Plants

New research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory is aimed at mitigating corrosion levels in concentrating solar power plants with nickel-based coatings.

Canadian, U.K. Groups Collaborate on Corrosion Research for Marine Coatings

The European Marine Energy Centre and Canada’s Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy kicked off a joint project to examine the differences in corrosion and underwater behavior of marine coatings on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

New Rotor Blade Inspection Methods for Offshore Wind Turbines

Industrial and research partners are collaborating to investigate alternative inspection methods on wind turbines through the use of acoustic emissions monitoring systems and offshore drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras.

Process Vessel Linings Seen as Corrosion Solution for Iraq Oilfield

An internal lining for 40 newbuild vessels to be shipped to and installed at the Rumaila oilfield in Iraq was found to be the most efficient corrosion protection solution.

Formation of Corrosion-Resistant MAO-Treated Aluminum Alloy

Micro-arc oxidation coatings were formed on an aluminum alloy in a silicate-based electrolyte with and without the addition of aluminum oxide.