Coatings & Linings

USTP Crew Coats Massive Steel Water Tank

The Lafayette tank in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, is a 7.5-million-gallon reservoir for potable water. USTP was given a rather tight timeline for such a large project. Photo courtesy of Induron.

How the Launch of AMPP Affects Global Operations

Kamal Taher, director of global operations at AMPP, explains what the combination of NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings means for industry programs such as contractor accreditation.

A Water Department’s Proactive Approach to Infrastructure and Reliability

When the failure occurred, Tucson Water employees were in a hurry to figure out what their next steps would be. This article details the failure, the remedial actions, and the proactive approach they've taken since.

Solvent-Free Epoxy Coatings—A Common Universal Definition

Solvent-free epoxy coatings offer very low environmental impact, but due to the lack of a clear and universal definition of "solvent-free" epoxy coatings, we see a huge range in volatile organic compound content in such coatings. This article offers a proposal for a common universal definition.

MP Announces Winners of 2021 Corrosion Innovation Awards

Materials Performance (MP) magazine is proud to introduce a new class of winners from the 2021 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program.

Nano Non-Skid Coating Provides Sustainable Offshore Safety Solution

This article details how a coating applicator is overcoming challenges through the use of an innovative protective coatings pump design, which features a new single-coat carbon nanotube with a non-slip deck coat slurry.

CoatingsPro Magazine Names Winners of 2021 Contractor Awards

Through the annual program, CoatingsPro showcases projects and crews that demonstrate excellence in the commercial and industrial high-performance coatings sectors.

Failure Analysis and Design Considerations: Fluid Velocity Effects

Any mechanical disturbance of the protective film can stimulate attack of the underlying metals until either the protective film is re-established, or the metal has been corroded away. Erosion-corrosion is encountered most frequently in pumps, valves, centrifuges, elbows, impellers, inlet ends of heat exchanger tubes, agitated tanks, and so forth.

AMPP Technical Exchange on Ship Biofouling—A Success Story

In this roundtable discussion, shipping industry leaders within an AMPP Technical Exchange Group (TEG532x) share success stories from their ongoing collaboration. Guests include Elisabeth Charmley, Naval Architect for one of the world's largest ship managers; Johnny Eliasson, Hull and Coatings Engineer at Chevron Shipping; and Buddy Reams, Captain USCG (retired), Chief Technical/Maritime Officer of AMPP.

U.S. Air Force Adopts Virtual Reality Training for Corrosion Control

A C-130 aircraft sits in a hanger as a fresh coat of paint dries at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, USA. Photo by Joseph Mather, 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs.

Extending the Service Life of a Historical Concrete Building

The repair was designed with a prediction of 100 years of service life extension. This was achieved with a steel coating and a concrete coating (barrier effect) that produced a similar or better protective effect than recorded during the evaluation.

U.S. Marine Corps Explores Laser Ablation for Aircraft Components

When contaminants absorb the light, they either turn into a gas, or the pressure removes the particles from the surface. This leaves the bare metal clean and ready for coating, without damaging its structural integrity.

Evaluation of Two Coatings on Substrates Cured in Air and Underwater

Researchers with PPG set about to study two coatings—cured for two weeks in both air and underwater—and their adhesion abilities in various conditions.

Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) Is Formed

Having launched on January 6, 2021, the new organization, Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), represents a combination of NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.

Protecting Reinforced Concrete Structures with External Zinc Anodes

Several case studies show how the service life of reinforced concrete structures can be significantly and economically extended by using metallic zinc anodes to protect the steel reinforcement from further corrosion.