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.
In this case study, the serviceable lifetime of an impeller with an applied WC-Ni brazing layer on the surface measured almost eight times longer than an unbrazed impeller.
A novel corrosion control prevention kit utilizing shrouded surface preparation tools and demonstration videos is designed to improve the efficiency of in-house maintenance crews for maritime assets. Chris Patenaude, director of maritime and industrial sales at the company and also a NACE International-certified Coating Inspector Program (CIP) Level 3 Inspector, witnessed many common pitfalls firsthand in his prior role as global fleet superintendent for coatings and linings at cruise line operator Royal Caribbean International (Miami, Florida, USA).
The combination of a unique architectural design finished with fluoropolymer coil coatings is geared to provide seacoast corrosion protection for upscale condominiums in Florida. The unique climate concerns to the region prompted an innovative concept from globally renowned architecture company Bjarke Ingels Group (Brooklyn, New York, USA).
To protect against corrosion, the water pipeline was lined internally with cement mortar after applying fusion-bonded epoxy with an abrasion-resistant overcoat.
For specifiers, contractors, and asset owners, it is necessary to make careful, informed decisions about which coatings to use for particular projects.
Engineering and selecting the most adequate and appropriate pipeline coating depends on a multitude of factors. Careful analysis of several critical factors must be considered, such as the pipe diameter, the service pressures or operating temperatures of the transport materials, the soil conditions if installing a landline, construction techniques for installation, cathodic protection (CP), and whether impressed current CP or sacrificial CP will be used.