Case Histories

Pittsburgh Bridge Showed ‘Major Decay’ Months Before Collapse

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation released an inspection report completed on the Fern Hollow Bridge four months before its collapse, which appeared to show major structural decay. Despite findings from the fall 2021 inspection, no immediate repairs were ordered.

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.

IMPACT PLUS: How One Company Is Helping Themselves and the Industry

Corrosion management audits are beneficial to participating companies because they identify where opportunities are to improve internal processes and procedures. Gaps are often found between different business or geographic units.

Nominations Sought for 2023 MP Corrosion Innovation Awards

Since 2014, the MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program has provided a forum for innovative professionals to showcase their corrosion mitigation technologies and receive recognition for their solutions. Winners are selected by a diverse industry panel.

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.

Water Main Breaks: Case Studies and Analysis

Water main breaks lead to extensive costs and make up a significant portion of municipal budgets due to repair costs, flood damage, loss of revenue for companies impacted, and the disruption to essential public services like health care or fire protection.

How NIST Handles Investigations of Structural Disasters

Tanya Brown-Giammanco, director of disaster and failure studies, explains NIST’s role in investigating structural disasters and why these probes can take years to complete.

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.

Anodes Performance of Subsea Vibration Data Logger System

In deep-water applications in the Gulf of Mexico, vibration-induced fatigue issues often arise due to wave-induced motion, vessel-induced motion, vortex-induced vibration, and/or flow-induced vibration.

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.

Establishing the Chloride Threshold of Stainless Steel in Concrete

Stainless steels differ in terms of corrosion resistance, and the need to determine their corrosion resistance is essential. A standard test method that is reliable, reproducible, and quick is crucial.

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.