A team of researchers at Penn State investigating how contaminants in power plant water cycles affect the integrity of steel pipes and tubing in power generation systems. The goal is to expand their understanding of corrosion processes in extreme environments.
Jim Kunkle, key account manager for AkzoNobel’s International brand of protective coatings, explains how the COVID-19 pandemic shaped and accelerated the digital transformation within the global corrosion control and protective coatings industries.
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.
Introduced over the summer of 2022, the proposed federal legislation would require corrosion planning and the use of qualified and trained professionals on all bridge construction, repair, and maintenance projects throughout the country.
Winning innovations must show potential for a positive impact in corrosion control. Innovations can be related to coatings and linings, materials, design, equipment, testing, monitoring, modeling/risk assessment, cathodic protection, chemical treatment, or beyond.
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.
According to a study from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, a more robust oversight process is needed to ensure the integrity of approximately 8,600 miles of active offshore oil and gas pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico. New proposed rules are expected by late 2022.
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.
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.
A research team at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has developed a new surface probe to measure the extent of corrosion in concrete rebar, which they say is more sensitive and accurate than conventional measurement techniques.
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.
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.
In the final column of this three-part series, longtime AMPP member Byron Evetts provides his perspective on the Champlain Towers South recovery efforts and wreckage in the days after the devastating collapse.
There are times when it is necessary to use impressed
current cathodic protection (ICCP) in urban areas,
in spite of concerns about extensive interference. This
article describes three ICCP systems that can be used
safely in urban environments. They are distributed
anode (parallel) groundbeds, deep anode
groundbeds, and low-output surface groundbeds.
Charles S. Brown, PCS—deputy director of coatings at engineering, design, planning, and construction management firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.—offers a detailed checklist of safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) considerations when at a jobsite.