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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this technical article, learn how recent investigations of internal butt-weld cracks—associated with flowlines gathering wet supercritical carbon dioxide—determined near-neutral pH stress corrosion cracking to be the cause.
Building information modeling aims to streamline the inspection of piping insulation by identifying and flagging high-risk areas, which inspectors can use to cover more ground while increasing the likelihood of finding corrosion.
Held this March in Denver, Colorado, the 2023 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo drew more than 5,700 attendees and 380 exhibiting groups from the global corrosion and coatings industries. Preparations are already underway for the 2024 show in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Engineering Director, Inc. (EDI), with data supplied through AtmosphericIQ LLC, created a web application that makes it easy to assess atmospheric exposure to specify the optimum coating system based on desired life expectancy.
After a near-record submission total of more than 50 nominations, Materials Performance (MP) magazine recently announced the winners of its 2023 Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program.
The Penetron Group has developed an antimicrobial concrete admixture to provide permanent protection for the lift station’s wet well structures from microbially-induced corrosion (MIC).
Self-healing concrete, in the form of microcapsules filled with water treatment sludge, could offer a solution to halt what researchers say are unprecedented corrosion levels in Australia’s aging concrete pipelines.
The 2023 version of the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo takes place from March 18-23 in Denver, Colorado, USA. Here’s our look at key highlights for the event, along with a welcome message from AMPP’s Amir Eliezer and Cris Conner.
Denver Water is receiving $76 million in funding from the U.S. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to accelerate its lead-service line replacement plan, which was recently approved and found to be effective by the Environmental Protection Agency.