While the battle against corrosion in maritime settings is largely similar, cruise ships do pose some extra challenges. Outfittings such as swimming pools and even lifeboats need to be treated, as even the aesthetics of rust and wear will have an impact on the impression the boat’s condition makes on passengers.
In a recent National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee meeting, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigators shared details of their investigation into the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida, USA.
When Corrosion Control Resources, Inc. refurbished a water pump station near Dallas, they initially expected to hand blast with coal slag before applying new coatings. However, they changed course after unexpectedly finding the pipe to be lined with coal tar enamel.
At the U.S. Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the equipment maintenance team is employing a new method of limiting corrosion and extending service life on trailers by switching from stainless steel to copper-nickel alloy brake lines.
Michael Beamish, vice president and general manager at DeFelsko Corp., shares feedback he’s heard from coatings inspectors about their challenges in the field. In 2023, many of these needs revolve around increasing speed and reporting efficiency.
With the Northern Hemisphere’s 2023 hurricane season in full swing and nearing its annual peak, emerging technologies and artificial intelligence are among new tools offering hope for superior pipeline protection against mighty storms.
On a new pipeline in southeast Texas, this multiphase corrosion control project encompassed the design of cathodic protection and induced alternating current (AC) mitigation systems, followed by subsequent installation, commissioning, and post-construction survey work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Building information modeling aims to streamline the inspection of piping insulation by identifying and flagging high-risk areas, which inspectors can use to cover more ground while increasing the likelihood of finding corrosion.