Coatings & Linings

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.

Corrosion Technology Week Returns in 2021

Sponsored by AMPP’s technical coordination committee, the October 2021 event will include a series of meetings focused on methods of identifying, preventing, and combating corrosion problems across all major industries. The show was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Identifying Pipeline Exposure via River Scour Monitoring Technology

River Scour Monitoring (RSM) systems, through the use of temperature sensing, have proven effective in detecting exposed pipe and the degree of pipeline scour. Identifying scour early on is key because once a pipeline is uncovered, it can be damaged in multiple ways. To avoid pipeline operator liability, and keep people, the environment, and related resources safe, it is important to follow applicable regulations and codes.

Interview: Corrosion Risks to Infrastructure After Wildfire Exposure

Led by Dr. Mehrooz Zamanzadeh, technical director and principal investigator at Matergenics, this roundtable discussion explores the need to conduct corrosion risk assessments of infrastructure after exposure to wildfires.

Laboratory and Field Evaluation of Pipeline FBE Chalking

Correlating predictive laboratory testing with “real-world corrosion conditions” has long been an ambition of the coatings industry. In that spirit, this article addresses the well-known phenomenon of epoxy chalking and examines its effect on fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) coatings.

Working Smarter, Not Harder with Remote Corrosion Monitoring

The availability of data via remote ultrasonic monitoring tools means greater productivity. Not only can employees monitor corrosion-rate data in almost real-time, but they can overlay this information with operational data.

U.S. Military Works to Identify Corrosion Through Aircraft Coatings

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are testing a new tool to help identify corrosion through aircraft coatings, which they believe could facilitate faster inspections that reduce corrosion growth and associated costs while increasing aircraft availability.

Possible Implications of Corrosion in the Champlain Towers Collapse

This podcast explores corrosion concerns in residential buildings and the possible implications of corrosion in the Champlain Towers collapse in Surfside, Florida, USA.

USTP Crew Coats Massive Steel Water Tank

The Lafayette tank in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, is a 7.5-million-gallon reservoir for potable water. USTP was given a rather tight timeline for such a large project. Photo courtesy of Induron.

How the Launch of AMPP Affects Global Operations

Kamal Taher, director of global operations at AMPP, explains what the combination of NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings means for industry programs such as contractor accreditation.

A Water Department’s Proactive Approach to Infrastructure and Reliability

When the failure occurred, Tucson Water employees were in a hurry to figure out what their next steps would be. This article details the failure, the remedial actions, and the proactive approach they've taken since.

Solvent-Free Epoxy Coatings—A Common Universal Definition

Solvent-free epoxy coatings offer very low environmental impact, but due to the lack of a clear and universal definition of "solvent-free" epoxy coatings, we see a huge range in volatile organic compound content in such coatings. This article offers a proposal for a common universal definition.

MP Announces Winners of 2021 Corrosion Innovation Awards

Materials Performance (MP) magazine is proud to introduce a new class of winners from the 2021 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program.