Materials Selection & Design

AMPP Annual Conference + Expo Debuts in San Antonio

The first-ever AMPP Annual Conference + Expo is taking place from March 6-10, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas. This article includes a comprehensive look at the event’s key highlights, along with all the information that corrosion and coatings industry professionals need to know.

Meet Your AMPP Colleague: Krista Heidersbach of Phillips 66

This month’s MP interview is with Krista L. Heidersbach, a senior engineer, corrosion, asset integrity at Phillips 66, in Houston, Texas, USA. Since completing her Ph.D. at Penn State, she has worked in the chemical, refinery, and upstream sectors before moving to pipelines.

Reasons to Attend the First AMPP Annual Conference + Expo in March

AMPP’s conference will be the corrosion and coatings industry’s largest event after nearly two years, offering attendees numerous opportunities to reconnect with old friends and network with industry peers. Whether you are focused on corrosion, coatings, materials, or seeing new technologies from around the world, you will find everything you need in one place.

Comparing Global Standards for Offshore Atmospheric Coatings

Three major causes contribute to coating failures in offshore platforms: rust creepage at the scribes/scratches damaged by tools, early coating breakdown at sharp edges and corners, and thermal cycle cracking at corners.

What the New U.S. Infrastructure Bill Means for Corrosion Specialists

With the landmark U.S. infrastructure bill signed into law, we discuss its implications for the corrosion industry with Adam L. Christopher, manager of government relations at AMPP, and Dan Adley, recently retired CEO of engineering consultancy KTA-Tator, Inc.

Coating Removal by Heat Induction

Businesses are looking for environmentally friendly methods of surface preparation. This article discusses using heat induction as a method to remove various coatings on steel substrates. It also discusses its advantages and disadvantages over methods such as grit blasting and hydro-jetting.

Corrosion Industry Implications from the U.S. Infrastructure Bill

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, who represents the 7th District of Texas, explains what the corrosion industry can expect from the newly signed U.S. infrastructure package.

Findings Released from 2021 IMPACT Canada Study

The study’s key purpose was to foster coordination between government and industry to change the mindset about corrosion mitigation being the sole concern of materials and corrosion engineers, and those that maintain corrodible assets.

Causes of High-Temperature Sulfidation in Refineries

To mitigate problems related to high-temperature sulfidation in refineries, suitable materials must be used, along with operating equipment within a specified range. Equipment should also be inspected and replaced at designated intervals.

Three AMPP Standards Committees Launch New Projects

As the calendar turns to 2022, here’s a look at new guidelines, standards, and practices that are currently being developed by AMPP’s SC 04, SC 11, and SC 20 committees.

CO2 Corrosion of Pipe Fittings in Shale Production

This article presents two case studies of failed pipe fittings. A perforated tee and a pipe nipple retrieved from onshore shale production systems were analyzed to determine the mechanism(s) contributing to their corrosion and subsequent failure.

Why Corrosion Inspections Are Important to Community Safety

In this newly released AMPP webcast, inspection and policy experts explore the basics of the building inspection process; strategies to ensure buildings are protected; and important resources and tools. They also respond to viewer questions.

Report: U.S. State Officials Need More Clarity on Bridge Corrosion

Officials from some states told the U.S. Government Accountability Office that they use sealant on bridge decks to prevent corrosion. However, officials from another said they do not, because they do not know how effective it is.

Corrosion Concerns at San Diego’s Ocean Beach Pier

A recent report from a civil engineering form suggests that San Diego’s Ocean Beach Municipal Pier has suffered significant damage over the last 55 years and “has reached the end of its service life,” as presently constructed.

Best Available Design Technologies for Pipeline Isolation

There are many offerings for both above- and below-ground pipeline isolation. But only certain designs may be appropriate, considering the varied applications that pipelines have, changing conditions, and the need to design for a sustainable future.