A variety of industrial facilities with structures constructed of carbon steel are at risk of corrosion. An inorganic spray-on protective coating technology provides corrosion protection to metal through a chemically bonded phosphate ceramic.
Learn more about the Flint, Michigan drinking water crisis caused by corrosion in this new quarterly special feature, The Science Behind It. Read the MP article to get the basic facts, and then explore the science behind the corrosion problem, which is presented in several related CORROSION articles.
External corrosion direct assessment (ECDA), a structured process intended to assess, manage, and reduce the impact of external corrosion on pipelines, was used to detect stress corrosion cracking in a buried natural gas transmission pipeline in Pakistan.
To address the challenges of detecting corrosion under insulation (CUI), two companies have partnered to provide remote imaging technology with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) surveillance to inspect insulated piping and components.
Carbon nanotechnology advancements and their use in a new coating address the ever-growing demand from asset owners to obtain sustaining and economically viable coating solutions.
Scientists are developing a new technology capable of detecting the level of rust on metal structures, such as bridges, from up to 100 m (328 ft) away. The project could save millions in surveying costs and remove the need for potentially dangerous inspections.
What was first thought to be an infiltration problem evolved to include serious sewer structural and longevity concerns, and liner piping provided a potential solution.
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.
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.
Specific Technology Group (STG) 43, “Transportation, Land,” promotes the development of techniques to extend the life of land transportation equipment. The committee primarily focuses on writing standards and reports on industry best practices for coating application and corrosion control in and on railcars.
Pumps are routinely used to handle seawater. With the increasing demands for low maintenance and reliable operation, it is important that suitable corrosion-resistant materials are selected for pumps used in seawater.
Experienced concrete maintenance and restoration specialists explain the unique challenges in protecting parking structures from a constant onslaught of environmental stressors and wear and tear, along with examples of successful repair techniques.
One of the most common drivers of concrete repairs is corrosion of the concrete’s steel reinforcement, often caused by chloride ions in the environment entering the concrete and eventually reaching the embedded steel.
Even in the absence of funding for lead corrosion research, a team of scientists at the University of Virginia is pressing forward with a new project aimed at solving problems associated with leaching lead from water pipes.
By using UAV technology, survey times and staging costs associated with visual condition checks of remote structural components in ship tanks can be significantly reduced.