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.
More formalized than existing groups with moderators and formed under AMPP program committees, professionals can engage with those who share a common interest, demographic, or are from the same geographic area.
The first-ever AMPP Annual Conference + Expo took place during March 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. Here’s a look back at some of the key takeaways for corrosion control and protective coatings professionals.
In the debut 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.
This article highlights U.S. and U.K. case studies that demonstrate success in different structures and exposure conditions. These systems are also installed with imbedded corrosion rate monitoring to allow for the remote service life tracking of performance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.