Corrosion of the reinforcing steel in concrete is a worldwide problem that causes a range of economic, aesthetic, and utilization issues. However, if corrosion effects are considered in the design phase and the right decisions are made prior to construction, buildings can be constructed to resist corrosion.
Corrosion costs have compelled the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Corrosion Research Laboratory (Gainesville, Florida) to investigate new technologies and methods that can assess concrete bridge structures for corrosion
Results of corrosion testing on eight alloys from five copper alloy families commonly used in the consumer electronics industry are presented. Short-term exposures were conducted in simulated consumer environments such as a salted carbonated cola beverage, artificial human perspiration, and phosphate-buffered saline.
An increasing number of wind turbine structures have been installed, particularly on monopile foundations. Corrosion experiences and mitigation strategies reported by the offshore wind energy industry for these foundations are discussed.
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NACE International has embarked on a study—IMPACT—that goes beyond the economic effects of corrosion; it emphasizes how to integrate corrosion technology with organizational management systems to optimize corrosion decisions with respect to both cost savings and concern for safety and the environment.
With adaptation, the authors say this system could be used to accurately replicate corrosion in soil with the introduction of nutrients to match the soil environment in question and cultured biofilms found along buried pipelines.
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.
A materials specialist at Bechtel explains why maintaining an effective corrosion management program is essential for achieving high reliability at any oil and gas production or refining facility.
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.
Advanced robotic inline inspection (ILI) crawlers have now been successfully used to inspect two previously unaccessible North American pipelines on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and the Transco Pipeline.
Safety, function, and service life should be a part of every project. To address these parameters, consideration must be given to design, choice of materials, construction methods, active and passive surface protection, and other parameters.
NACE International’s International Measures of Prevention, Application, and Economics of Corrosion (IMPACT) study is nearing completion and will be released in March 2016. A segment of the report focuses on the Corrosion Management System Framework and how a company can incorporate one into its own program.
Ships and barges need a certain amount of water depth to safely load and unload product, so most facilities use jetties to enable vessels to moor in deeper water. The use of carbon steel, however, opens up the risk of internal corrosion.
After 10 years of normal operation, a hydraulic circulation pipeline of a subsea gas production well failed at its bend zone due to internal localized corrosion attack. This appears to be related to crevice corrosion and pitting.