Coatings & Linings

Advances in Protecting Pipelines from Hurricane Damage

With the Northern Hemisphere’s 2023 hurricane season in full swing and nearing its annual peak, emerging technologies and artificial intelligence are among new tools offering hope for superior pipeline protection against mighty storms.

How Coatings Manufacturers Are Listening to Market Demands

In a recent appearance on the CoatingsPro Interview Series, John Salvadore—director of portfolio management at paints and coatings manufacturer PPG—explains how various demands from the marketplace are affecting trends in coatings development.

CoatingsPro Begins Accepting 2024 Contractor Awards Nominations

Starting this summer, CoatingsPro Magazine’s eighth annual Contractor Awards Program is open for submissions! CoatingsPro, which takes a real-world look at the coatings industry, showcases projects and crews demonstrating excellence in commercial and industrial high-performance coatings sectors.

Superlubricity Coating Aims to Reduce Losses from Friction, Wear

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have invented a coating that could dramatically reduce friction in common load-bearing systems with moving parts, such as vehicle drive trains and wind and hydroelectric turbines. It reduces the friction of steel rubbing on steel by at least a hundredfold.

Newly Approved Epoxy Solution Protects Texas Water Tank

Maguire Iron partnered with Sherwin-Williams to recoat the interior of an elevated water storage tank in Hitchcock, Texas, USA. The project was the first time in which the newly NSF 61/600-approved Sherplate 600 potable water epoxy coating was applied since its approval for tanks.

U.S. Engineers Address Pump Corrosion for Hurricane Season

The New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the U.S. Navy’s salvage and diving supervisor to evaluate corrosion damage as part of a plan to ensure sufficient pumping capacity is available during a tropical weather event.

Study: U.S. EPA’s Lead, Copper Rule Exceeds Financial Estimates

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s revised lead and copper rule for drinking water costs $335 million to implement while generating $9 billion in annual health benefits. According to a university study, this significantly exceeds prior projections.

Novel Evaluation of a Marine Coating Failure

There are many methods to evaluate the corrosion of substrates and breakdown of protective coatings that are subject to wet-dry cycling in natural and accelerated environments. This article explores ways to predict failures without having to artificially harshen those conditions.

AMPP’s Alan Thomas Outlines Priorities as New CEO

Effective April 1, 2023, Alan Thomas became the new CEO of the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP). In this exclusive interview, AMPP’s new leader introduces himself while expressing some initial priorities.

Deep in the Heart: BHI Coatings Protects Texas Refinery

Operational conditions for U.S. Gulf refiners aren’t for the faint of heart. Between handling harsh chemicals in a humid environment, corrosion concerns are constant. For one major Houston-area refiner, the specialists to address those concerns are teams at nearby BHI Coatings.

University Researchers to Combat Corrosion with Microorganisms

A team of researchers from Texas A&M University, Tufts University, and the University of Oklahoma is working collaboratively on a project focused on combating microbiologically induced corrosion, and especially corrosion affecting U.S. Air Force fuel tanks.

PHMSA’s New Rule Updates Pipeline Corrosion Control Requirements

Tyler Laughorn, corrosion control specialist at Burns & McDonnell, explains what industry professionals need to know regarding PHMSA’s recently finalized rule on protective coatings, cathodic protection surveys, and internal corrosion monitoring and mitigation for gas transmission pipelines.

Understanding Corrosion in a Water and Wastewater Environment

Carboline’s Jeremy Sukola and Jack Walker examine how concrete is affected by environmental chlorides and other factors, as well as exploring other physical forces that contribute to corrosion in a water and wastewater system.

U.S. Army Lead Explains Nondestructive Testing, Corrosion Program

Tim Goddette, deputy assistant secretary for sustainment, recently visited Aviation and Missile Command headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, to discuss the U.S. Army’s nondestructive testing and corrosion program.

U.S. Air Force Group Updates Wheel Painting Design

Metals technology and corrosion control units at Macdill Air Force Base recently collaborated to create and implement a new wheel painting stand design, which should allow U.S. Airmen to produce twice as much in half the time.