Jason Becker, a highly experienced welder/fabricator with 25 years of hands-on experience in the welding industry, shares his perspective on why welding quality is of paramount importance to AMPP members and other key stakeholders.
Both houses of Congress call their newly introduced bills the Bridge Corrosion Prevention and Repair Act of 2023. The legislation would require corrosion planning while using qualified and trained professionals on all U.S. bridge construction, repair, and maintenance projects.
Corrosion engineers are familiar with the galvanic series, which lists noble and active metals, and with galvanic corrosion. This article looks at corrosion damage to aluminum caused by direct metal-to-metal contact with copper and by contact with copper-containing solutions.
U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators believe a deadly natural-gas pipeline explosion in rural Arizona resulted from gaps in protective tape wrapping. This led to water leakage and corrosion and cracks along a seam weld.
Researchers from Germany’s Max Planck Society are introducing a new machine learning model, which they believe will enhance the predictive accuracy of corrosion-resistant alloy designs.
At the U.S. Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the equipment maintenance team is employing a new method of limiting corrosion and extending service life on trailers by switching from stainless steel to copper-nickel alloy brake lines.
Elevated temperatures, harsh environments, and abrasive materials make corrosion costly to the power-generating industry. Fortunately, utilities can save on these costs by making appropriate choices in materials and coatings while monitoring conditions.
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.