During its first 34 years in service, Canada’s Arvida Aluminum Bridge sustained some corrosion damage that required work. After a further ~30 years in service, the bridge was inspected to determine the effectiveness and longevity of that repair work. This article describes the corrosion damage, the repair work, and the current condition of the bridge.
Utilizing the energy potential in high-power geothermal wells can be expanded with materials that withstand the extreme environmental conditions.
Corrugated iron has been and continues to be an invaluable building material that deserves to be taken seriously. It shows that steel can be simply and cheaply formed to a useful shape, protected from corrosion by a range of coatings, and made accessible to citizens in all corners of the globe.
This article discusses the failure investigation performed for a major operator in the Middle East on duplex stainless steel (DSS) flowline welds. The subject flowline was used intermittently since 1984 in an extreme sour service chloride-containing corrosive environment.
The hydrophobic WR-Tech additive leads to stone wool, mandrel-wound pipe sections with significantly less water absorption relative to industry standards; faster drying rates; and durability over a wide range of potential CUI temperatures.
This article highlights the impact of routine surrounding conditions as well as unusual neighborhood events on the integrity of process equipment and piping.
An investigative report into the 2015 blowout of a natural gas well near Los Angeles, California, USA, cited corroded pipe casings, safety failures by a utility, and inadequate regulations as incident causes.
As steam is produced in a boiler, the impurities left in the feedwater concentrate and precipitate out of the solution and onto the internal surfaces of the boiler, causing fouling. This reduces both the water flow and the heat transfer, decreasing the efficiency and power of the boiler. Such fouling can accelerate corrosion of the boiler, decreasing its life.
Researchers with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the University of Minnesota have successfully tested a new, cost-effective method for repairing damaged bridge girders that they believe can restore them to their original shear strength or even make them stronger.
The biodiesel industry requires utilizing corrosion- and degradation-resistant materials due to characteristics related to the chemical reagents and catalysts used in the production process and to those of the fuel itself.
Ammonia flue gas desulfurization (AFGD) has many advantages, but often it cannot work to its full capacity due to corrosion. In this study, seven widely used metal materials were placed in a custom-made device containing AFGD slurry to test for pitting corrosion.
Mitsubishi Electric has developed what it believes to be the world’s first compact metal corrosion sensor small enough to be mounted on printed circuit boards. The new sensor utilizes corrosion monitoring technology to detect the degree of corrosion of metal components caused by corrosive gases in the atmosphere.
The researchers conclude that the novel phosphonate chemistry is useful in ultrahigh geothermal applications. Its high tolerance to calcium, biodegradability, thermal stability, and good performance against calcium carbonate scaling prove valuable in many environments.
In their final report, U.S. investigators say thermal fatigue in a heat exchanger likely caused a major hydrocarbons release in June 2016. This resulted in a series of fires and explosions at the Enterprise Products gas plant in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
In a CORROSION 2019 conference paper, the authors analyzed two case studies of corrosion-prone tanks using dissimilar metals and the challenges that arose in providing them with adequate cathodic protection (CP).