Coatings & Linings

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.

Safety, PPE Considerations for Corrosion Control Projects

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.

New Viscoelastic Coating System Requires Minimal Surface Prep

Viscoelastic coatings are able to instantly bond to surfaces without the need for much surface preparation, nor do they require preheating or curing time. Solutions can be tailored to specific problems by adding additional layers that provide extra protection, depending upon the need.

Coating Inspector Program Relaunched by AMPP

Introduced in April 2022, the new AMPP Coating Inspector Program (CIP) is designed to retain the best parts of the NACE CIP and SSPC Protective Coatings Inspector (PCI) programs.

AMPP Introduces Communities of Interest as New Member Benefit

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.

Facts and Figures on the First AMPP Annual Conference + Expo

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.

Quantitative Coating Quality Assessment on an Offshore Platform

Recent advances in the field application of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) have demonstrated its usefulness for the quantitative assessment of coating condition prior to the occurrence of visible damage, thus establishing EIS as a tool for predictive coating maintenance.

Overcoming Pain Points and Adapting to a Changing Market

Bob Chalker, CEO of the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), explains how corrosion and coatings professionals are adapting to current changes in the marketplace.

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.

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.

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.

Comparing Global Standards for Offshore Atmospheric Coatings

Three major causes contribute to coating failures in offshore platforms: rust creepage at the scribes/scratches damaged by tools, early coating breakdown at sharp edges and corners, and thermal cycle cracking at corners.

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.