According to U.S. researchers, a localized form of nanoscale corrosion appears responsible for unpredictably decreasing the working life of steel pipes used frequently in the oil and gas industry.
Average annual salaries in 2016 are reported for corrosion professionals in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe. A slight gain was seen for the United States and United Kingdom, while a larger increase was recorded in Canada.
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.
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.
New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission published its final report on a fatal accident involving the massive Emerald Princess cruise vessel, in which a nitrogen cylinder burst and fatally injured a nearby crew member.