Katie Chrobak, associate director of digital adoption for PPG’s architectural coatings business, explains her industry’s challenge of creating new digital solutions, tools, and platforms while simultaneously helping end users adopt those technologies.
In a recent appearance on the CoatingsPro Interview Series, John Salvadore—director of portfolio management at paints and coatings manufacturer PPG—explains how various demands from the marketplace are affecting trends in coatings development.
Starting this summer, CoatingsPro Magazine’s eighth annual Contractor Awards Program is open for submissions! CoatingsPro, which takes a real-world look at the coatings industry, showcases projects and crews demonstrating excellence in commercial and industrial high-performance coatings sectors.
Quantifying microorganisms associated with microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) can provide insight into a system’s corrosion risk, as well as the efficacy of its management programs. This article features related insight from LuminUltra, which was a winner in the 2023 Materials Performance (MP) Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards.
Maguire Iron partnered with Sherwin-Williams to recoat the interior of an elevated water storage tank in Hitchcock, Texas, USA. The project was the first time in which the newly NSF 61/600-approved Sherplate 600 potable water epoxy coating was applied since its approval for tanks.
The New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the U.S. Navy’s salvage and diving supervisor to evaluate corrosion damage as part of a plan to ensure sufficient pumping capacity is available during a tropical weather event.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s revised lead and copper rule for drinking water costs $335 million to implement while generating $9 billion in annual health benefits. According to a university study, this significantly exceeds prior projections.
There are many methods to evaluate the corrosion of substrates and breakdown of protective coatings that are subject to wet-dry cycling in natural and accelerated environments. This article explores ways to predict failures without having to artificially harshen those conditions.
In this case study, a piping failure during fire water service operation was investigated using metallographic techniques. According to the author, the use of metallurgical investigations during inspection programs for petroleum and petrochemical plants can help to discover the root causes of corrosion.
Effective April 1, 2023, Alan Thomas became the new CEO of the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP). In this exclusive interview, AMPP’s new leader introduces himself while expressing some initial priorities.
Operational conditions for U.S. Gulf refiners aren’t for the faint of heart. Between handling harsh chemicals in a humid environment, corrosion concerns are constant. For one major Houston-area refiner, the specialists to address those concerns are teams at nearby BHI Coatings.
A team of researchers from Texas A&M University, Tufts University, and the University of Oklahoma is working collaboratively on a project focused on combating microbiologically induced corrosion, and especially corrosion affecting U.S. Air Force fuel tanks.
Tyler Laughorn, corrosion control specialist at Burns & McDonnell, explains what industry professionals need to know regarding PHMSA’s recently finalized rule on protective coatings, cathodic protection surveys, and internal corrosion monitoring and mitigation for gas transmission pipelines.
This technical article presents the life extension approach to maintain safe operation of an aging offshore wet crude pipeline. The approach includes the evaluations of corrosion threats, pipeline integrity, and effectiveness of corrosion control practices.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries completed a joint offshore verification test with French energy company TotalEnergies to measure the electrical potential of subsea pipelines during close-range inspections. The test was conducted using an autonomous underwater vehicle.