Coatings & Linings

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.

Findings Released from 2021 IMPACT Canada Study

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.

Causes of High-Temperature Sulfidation in Refineries

To mitigate problems related to high-temperature sulfidation in refineries, suitable materials must be used, along with operating equipment within a specified range. Equipment should also be inspected and replaced at designated intervals.

Three AMPP Standards Committees Launch New Projects

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.

Final Coatings+ Awards Celebrates Industry Leaders

At the final Coatings+ event in December, leaders of the legacy SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International organizations presented a variety of industry awards during the Coatings+ Annual Awards Luncheon.

Duplex Zinc Coatings Offer Advantages to Commercial Fishing Boats

Reviewing data from case studies shows the effectiveness of duplex zinc coatings at lessening the effects of corrosion on steel used in commercial fishing boats. These mitigating effects are evident internally and externally, and above and below the waterline.

Coatings+ Returns in 2021 for Final Year

The final year of Coatings+ features expert-led protective, marine, and industrial coatings programming, as well as technical sessions, workshops, and a trade show. Topics include surface preparation, application, coating formulation, testing, inspection, and green coatings solutions.

Duplex Zinc Coatings for Steel Bridges

In order for steel bridges to economically meet a 100-year design life, protective coatings with very long durability are needed to reduce maintenance costs. Thermal spray zinc (TSZ) duplex coatings have proven to be very durable.

AMPP, IUPAT Leadership Convenes to Renew Partnership

Staff and leaders from the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) and the International Union for Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) recently convened to renew their longstanding partnership, with a goal of increasing quality and public safety.

Benefits of Viscoelastic, Self-Healing, Fully Amorphous Coatings

Viscoelastic coatings have been successfully used over the past two decades to solve corrosion issues in various circumstances. Highly aggressive soils, such as the Subkha soil in the Gulf Coast area, require excellent performance by a coating.