Coatings & Linings

Deicer Corrosion of Trucks: A Case Study

Hydraulic, electrical, and structural components of vehicles can be vulnerable to corrosion damage caused by deicers. To that end, a Scandinavian study found that cars driven on salt-free roads were 50% less vulnerable to cosmetic corrosion than cars exposed to road salt.

NEPCOAT and Bridge Paint System Evaluation

In his 2022 AMPP conference paper, Jerry S. Zoller explores how NEPCOAT came into being for bridge applications and how it has evolved over the years—from publishing a “Qualified Products List” to performing lab testing.

Current Mapping Assists in Evaluating Pipelines: How Pipeline Mapping Works

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.

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

According to the U.S. Air Force, the virtual reality simulation allows Airmen to immerse themselves in an aircraft hangar and use controllers that are modified to look and feel like a paint sprayer to paint the aircraft and various parts.

U.S. House Introduces Bridge Corrosion Prevention and Repair Act

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.

Deadline Nears for 2023 MP Corrosion Innovation Awards

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.

Multilayered Coating Aims to Improve Corrosion Resistance of Steel

The proposed multilayer coating system comprises three layers fabricated using physical vapor deposition, with a Zn–Mg layer sandwiched between two zinc layers. Galvanizing steel with zinc increases its corrosion resistance, making it a sustainable and economical choice to use in construction and infrastructure. Researchers believe it can improve the longevity of steel.

Bridging Gaps: Intech’s Brad Wilder Shares Keys To Success

Brad Wilder, bridge painting division manager at Intech Contracting, LLC, shares perspective on his extensive time with the company and the role of associations like AMPP in helping enable that success.

Cornell, U.S. Navy Raise Bar for Autonomous Underwater Imaging

Tests conducted by Cornell and the U.S. Navy used new algorithms to outperform state-of-the-art programming for autonomous underwater sonar imaging, which significantly improved the speed and accuracy of identifying corrosion on ship hulls and other potential hazards.

Nominations Sought for 2023 MP Corrosion Innovation Awards

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.

Researchers Develop New Probe to Measure Corrosion of Concrete Rebar

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.

How Robotics Could Change Lives for Coatings Inspectors

In this exclusive Q&A session, Apellix CEO Bob Dahlstrom explains how aerial robotics could ease future workforce development concerns for specialists in the corrosion control and protective coatings industry

CoatingsPro Magazine Honors Winners of 2022 Contractor Awards

Awards for first, second, and third place were given in the Commercial Concrete, Commercial Roof, Industrial Concrete, Industrial Steel, and Specialty Project categories, while one winner was awarded in each of the Work It Safe and Contractor/Crew MVP categories.

AMPP Redesigns CIP Level 1 Course, Certification Program

As the first step in AMPP’s flagship Coating Inspector Program (CIP), the CIP Level 1 course teaches over 5,000 students annually to properly perform basic coating inspections using nondestructive techniques and instrumentation.

Cold Spray Technology Enhances U.S. Army Depot’s Capabilities

Artisans at the Letterkenny Army Depot are now using cold spray technology to perform non-structural repairs, including repairs of corrosion and other surface defects. Cold spray offers additional repair benefits because of a lower operating temperature.