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U.K. Maritime Assets Receive Graphene-Enhanced Coatings

According to AGM, the Genable CX primer operates as a high-performance hybrid system that relies on graphene and aluminum chemistries to provide anticorrosion protection for offshore, marine, and other harsh environments.

Safety, PPE Considerations for Corrosion Control Projects

Charles S. Brown, PCS—deputy director of coatings at engineering, design, planning, and construction management firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.—offers a detailed checklist of safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) considerations when at a jobsite.

New Viscoelastic Coating System Requires Minimal Surface Prep

Viscoelastic coatings are able to instantly bond to surfaces without the need for much surface preparation, nor do they require preheating or curing time. Solutions can be tailored to specific problems by adding additional layers that provide extra protection, depending upon the need.

AMPP Member Reflects on Champlain Towers Efforts: Part 2

In part two of this three-part series, longtime AMPP member Byron Evetts provides his perspective on the Champlain Towers South recovery efforts and wreckage in the days after the devastating collapse.

Susceptibility of Grouted Post-Tensioned Tendon Strands to Embrittlement

There is growing concern that prestressing steel strands within post-tensioned tendons could experience hydrogen embrittlement. One proposed source of hydrogen is galvanic coupling that may exist between the galvanized steel duct and the steel strands.

Michigan Works to Reinforce Bridges with Carbon Fiber Technology

Carbon fiber strands have a tensile strength comparable to steel, but they resist corrosion and require less maintenance over time. Longer service life is the major benefit, according to Michigan Department of Transportation officials.

AMPP Introduces Communities of Interest as New Member Benefit

More formalized than existing groups with moderators and formed under AMPP program committees, professionals can engage with those who share a common interest, demographic, or are from the same geographic area.

Quantitative Coating Quality Assessment on an Offshore Platform

Recent advances in the field application of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) have demonstrated its usefulness for the quantitative assessment of coating condition prior to the occurrence of visible damage, thus establishing EIS as a tool for predictive coating maintenance.

U.S. Laboratory Releases New Validation Research on Cold Spray

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is currently conducting validation research on cold spray technology, which represents the newest addition to PNNL’s suite of solid phase processing (SPP) tools.

Overcoming Pain Points and Adapting to a Changing Market

Bob Chalker, CEO of the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), explains how corrosion and coatings professionals are adapting to current changes in the marketplace.

Never Again: The Case of Cracking Paint on a Steel Cargo Container

This article focuses on several coating failures on the external surfaces of a carbon steel cargo container. Because this container was newly constructed, a fresh painting system was applied and touched up or spot repaired in some locations.

Meet Your AMPP Colleague: Krista Heidersbach of Phillips 66

This month’s MP interview is with Krista L. Heidersbach, a senior engineer, corrosion, asset integrity at Phillips 66, in Houston, Texas, USA. Since completing her Ph.D. at Penn State, she has worked in the chemical, refinery, and upstream sectors before moving to pipelines.

Reasons to Attend the First AMPP Annual Conference + Expo in March

AMPP’s conference will be the corrosion and coatings industry’s largest event after nearly two years, offering attendees numerous opportunities to reconnect with old friends and network with industry peers. Whether you are focused on corrosion, coatings, materials, or seeing new technologies from around the world, you will find everything you need in one place.

Three AMPP Standards Committees Launch New Projects

As the calendar turns to 2022, here’s a look at new guidelines, standards, and practices that are currently being developed by AMPP’s SC 04, SC 11, and SC 20 committees.

CO2 Corrosion of Pipe Fittings in Shale Production

This article presents two case studies of failed pipe fittings. A perforated tee and a pipe nipple retrieved from onshore shale production systems were analyzed to determine the mechanism(s) contributing to their corrosion and subsequent failure.