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U.S. Army Extends Contract for Non-Corrosive Deicer Development

OCOchem was awarded a contract extension to create a chemical process to manufacture a lower-cost, non-corrosive, chlorine-free deicer to protect U.S. Army and other military equipment from damage caused by rock or road salt.

U.K. Rail Regulator Publishes Trains Safety Report

The Office of Rail and Road, the economic and safety regulator of Britain’s railway, made a series of recommendations based on a review of how the rail industry responded to a range of potential safety issues, including cracking.

Study: How Rising Sea Levels Affect Foundations

A new study by Colorado State University civil engineers examines hidden costs to building foundations due to rising sea levels. They propose a method for inspection and repair to lower costs associated with deterioration from saltwater corrosion.

Current Mapping Assists in Evaluating Pipelines: How Pipeline Mapping Works

Pipeline current mapping methodology, which has been extensively utilized and designed through a collaboration among several gas companies, involves evaluating the coating of a pipeline from above ground. This is accomplished via the use of electromagnetic techniques.

U.S. Air Force Tests Virtual Reality for Corrosion Control Training

According to the U.S. Air Force, the virtual reality simulation allows Airmen to immerse themselves in an aircraft hangar and use controllers that are modified to look and feel like a paint sprayer to paint the aircraft and various parts.

Taking an Engineered, Integrated Approach to External Corrosion Management

In a panel discussion, Enbridge’s Keith Parker, Corrpro’s Trey Johnston, and Elsyca’s Christophe Baete explain how a collaborative process known as the Engineered, Integrated Approach to External Corrosion Management (IECM) could change the industry.

Soil Corrosivity Investigation via Physical and Chemical Composition

In this work, soil corrosivity of the central desert of Iran was investigated by analyzing the physical-chemical characteristics of soils, weight loss testing, and electrochemical measurements.

Multilayered Coating Aims to Improve Corrosion Resistance of Steel

The proposed multilayer coating system comprises three layers fabricated using physical vapor deposition, with a Zn–Mg layer sandwiched between two zinc layers. Galvanizing steel with zinc increases its corrosion resistance, making it a sustainable and economical choice to use in construction and infrastructure. Researchers believe it can improve the longevity of steel.

Bridging Gaps: Intech’s Brad Wilder Shares Keys To Success

Brad Wilder, bridge painting division manager at Intech Contracting, LLC, shares perspective on his extensive time with the company and the role of associations like AMPP in helping enable that success.

Naval Aviation Environmental Severity Correlation: 17 Site Assessments

Naval Research Laboratory Key West is a state-of-the-art testing facility for atmospheric and marine corrosion. A two-phase, multi-year severity assessment was recently conducted to compare 16 sites to Key West.

Ceramic Epoxy Liner Makes Settling Basins Watertight

Induron Protective Coatings recently teamed up with Texarkana Water Utilities to develop specifications for several of their uncoated and aging settling basins, which were in critical need of refurbishment. In this case study, learn how a ceramic epoxy liner became the solution.

Robotics Used as Unique Tunneling Technology for Utilities

Petra has developed the first non-contact, thermal-drilling method that can uniquely bore 60-in (152.4-cm) diameter micro tunnels through hard rock, making it possible to bore utility tunnels through previously impenetrable geologies.

Clean Tech and Developing the Digital Oilfield

Digital oilfield operations seek to use digital technology to replace manual processes. This can offer a myriad of benefits, including improved cathodic protection monitoring data, safety, cost efficiencies, and a significant reduction of potential negative environmental impacts.

How Robotics Could Change Lives for Coatings Inspectors

In this exclusive Q&A session, Apellix CEO Bob Dahlstrom explains how aerial robotics could ease future workforce development concerns for specialists in the corrosion control and protective coatings industry

CoatingsPro Magazine Honors Winners of 2022 Contractor Awards

Awards for first, second, and third place were given in the Commercial Concrete, Commercial Roof, Industrial Concrete, Industrial Steel, and Specialty Project categories, while one winner was awarded in each of the Work It Safe and Contractor/Crew MVP categories.