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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.

Final Coatings+ Awards Celebrates Industry Leaders

At the final Coatings+ event in December, leaders of the legacy SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International organizations presented a variety of industry awards during the Coatings+ Annual Awards Luncheon.

Duplex Zinc Coatings Offer Advantages to Commercial Fishing Boats

Reviewing data from case studies shows the effectiveness of duplex zinc coatings at lessening the effects of corrosion on steel used in commercial fishing boats. These mitigating effects are evident internally and externally, and above and below the waterline.

CoatingsPro Turns 20: A 20-Year Lens of the Industry

Since its origins in late 2001, CoatingsPro Magazine has spotlighted everything a coatings contractor might need to know about how to complete an industrial or commercial job on a concrete, steel, or roof substrate.

Emergency Response: Localized Corrosion in a Fractionator Column

During a planned turnaround, a refinery in the United Kingdom identified unexpected corrosion in its delayed coker fractionator column. High-velocity thermal spray turned out to be a viable solution.

Corrosion Concerns at San Diego’s Ocean Beach Pier

A recent report from a civil engineering form suggests that San Diego’s Ocean Beach Municipal Pier has suffered significant damage over the last 55 years and “has reached the end of its service life,” as presently constructed.

AMPP, IUPAT Leadership Convenes to Renew Partnership

Staff and leaders from the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) and the International Union for Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) recently convened to renew their longstanding partnership, with a goal of increasing quality and public safety.

Best Available Design Technologies for Pipeline Isolation

There are many offerings for both above- and below-ground pipeline isolation. But only certain designs may be appropriate, considering the varied applications that pipelines have, changing conditions, and the need to design for a sustainable future.

Benefits of Viscoelastic, Self-Healing, Fully Amorphous Coatings

Viscoelastic coatings have been successfully used over the past two decades to solve corrosion issues in various circumstances. Highly aggressive soils, such as the Subkha soil in the Gulf Coast area, require excellent performance by a coating.

Identifying Pipeline Exposure via River Scour Monitoring Technology

River Scour Monitoring (RSM) systems, through the use of temperature sensing, have proven effective in detecting exposed pipe and the degree of pipeline scour. Identifying scour early on is key because once a pipeline is uncovered, it can be damaged in multiple ways. To avoid pipeline operator liability, and keep people, the environment, and related resources safe, it is important to follow applicable regulations and codes.

Laboratory and Field Evaluation of Pipeline FBE Chalking

Correlating predictive laboratory testing with “real-world corrosion conditions” has long been an ambition of the coatings industry. In that spirit, this article addresses the well-known phenomenon of epoxy chalking and examines its effect on fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) coatings.

AMPP Forms New Partnership for Brazil’s Nuclear Energy Sector

The partnership between AMPP and the Brazilian Association for the Development of Nuclear Activities (ABDAN) will focus on promoting corrosion control programming and quality requirements for Brazil’s nuclear energy sector.

CP Known Unknowns: The Impact of Stray Current, Tellurics

This webcast explores some of the common ”known unknowns” that can materially impact cathodic protection (CP) system performance, from both overall efficacy and regulatory reporting points of view, along with best practices to manage them.

Al-Zn-In Galvanic Anodes—Specifications vs. Manufacturing Process

Some observations about the particularity of specifying the type of furnace for the fabrication of Al-Zn-In galvanic anodes have been recently published. However, a review of existing standards indicates that none specify the manufacturing process.