A new polyurethane-based nanocomposite coating system can be applied to steel and concrete without the need for sandblasting, thus reducing application time by half. It can also protect the substrate against fire for two hours without falling off.
Soluble salts left on the surface can cause premature coating failures. As such, all steps and materials used require scrutiny to prevent the potential addition of salts during surface preparation and cleaning.
An engineering study reports significant corrosion, due to poor coating selection and application, that led to structural damage in many locations at a major college football stadium in Florida.
The 128-year-old dome of the Shah Jahan Mosque near London, United Kingdom was suffering from corrosion-related perforations and leaks. A cold-applied, seamless roof was the solution.
New research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory is aimed at mitigating corrosion levels in concentrating solar power plants with nickel-based coatings.
The European Marine Energy Centre and Canada’s Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy kicked off a joint project to examine the differences in corrosion and underwater behavior of marine coatings on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Industrial and research partners are collaborating to investigate alternative inspection methods on wind turbines through the use of acoustic emissions monitoring systems and offshore drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras.
An internal lining for 40 newbuild vessels to be shipped to and installed at the Rumaila oilfield in Iraq was found to be the most efficient corrosion protection solution.
Micro-arc oxidation coatings were formed on an aluminum alloy in a silicate-based electrolyte with and without the addition of aluminum oxide.
Networked sensors open up possibilities for new onboard aircraft features that could immediately alert the flight crew to structural damage as it occurs, like matrix cracking and coating delamination.
A new generation of high-temperature fusion-bonded epoxy coatings are being developed as a lower-cost alternative to alloy steels for protecting the internal surface of tubing, casing, flowlines, and pipelines.
A new system for evaluating coating performance is expected to accelerate the screening, qualification, and implementation of new aircraft coatings.
Silane coupling agent additives were used in mortar in varying proportions, and the effect of the coupling agent content on the mortar’s corrosion cracking resistance and durability properties was studied.
Electroplating fasteners with a Ni-Co alloy can decrease hydrogen production on the coating’s surface and prevent hydrogen penetration into underlying metal.
With the construction of a new digester complex for a Williston, North Dakota, USA wastewater treatment plant, it was imperative that the walls and pipes be properly insulated. Unfortunately, the insulation and pipe wrapping line item was accidentally missed on the bid.