Cathodic Protection

AMPP Annual Conference + Expo Debuts in San Antonio

The first-ever AMPP Annual Conference + Expo is taking place from March 6-10, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas. This article includes a comprehensive look at the event’s key highlights, along with all the information that corrosion and coatings industry professionals need to know.

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.

What the New U.S. Infrastructure Bill Means for Corrosion Specialists

With the landmark U.S. infrastructure bill signed into law, we discuss its implications for the corrosion industry with Adam L. Christopher, manager of government relations at AMPP, and Dan Adley, recently retired CEO of engineering consultancy KTA-Tator, Inc.

Coating Removal by Heat Induction

Businesses are looking for environmentally friendly methods of surface preparation. This article discusses using heat induction as a method to remove various coatings on steel substrates. It also discusses its advantages and disadvantages over methods such as grit blasting and hydro-jetting.

Corrosion Industry Implications from the U.S. Infrastructure Bill

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, who represents the 7th District of Texas, explains what the corrosion industry can expect from the newly signed U.S. infrastructure package.

Findings Released from 2021 IMPACT Canada Study

The study’s key purpose was to foster coordination between government and industry to change the mindset about corrosion mitigation being the sole concern of materials and corrosion engineers, and those that maintain corrodible assets.

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.

Effects of Simulated Marine Environments on Steel in Cracked Concrete

The scientists emphasize that improving the quality of concrete used in creating marine structures can be accomplished by making it less permeable and increasing the clear cover. When these steps are taken, the time to corrosion is much longer.

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.

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.

Working Smarter, Not Harder with Remote Corrosion Monitoring

The availability of data via remote ultrasonic monitoring tools means greater productivity. Not only can employees monitor corrosion-rate data in almost real-time, but they can overlay this information with operational data.

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.

New Remote Monitoring Unit is a Global Game-Changer

The objective of the system are to revolutionize the U.S. remote monitoring industry by addressing many existing shortcomings and creating a new standard of cathodic protection RMU, which can deliver superior data more frequently and at a lower cost.

Webcast: Optimizing Cathodic Protection in Urban Utility Environments

This webcast explores how downstream gas distribution and water utilities are setting out on a journey to optimize their cathodic protection (CP) assets in high-consequence areas (HCAs) due to proximity to residential areas.