Corrosion professionals in North America and Europe have experienced another year of continued growth in career opportunities and salary levels, according to the 2015 Corrosion Career Survey conducted by Materials Performance magazine.
To successfully communicate the wide variety of corrosion-related issues affecting corrosion professionals today, MP is actively encouraging corrosion control professionals worldwide to submit technical articles to share their corrosion-related experiences with over 36,000 NACE International members around the globe.
Divers conducting inspections of the Mickler-O’Connell Bridge detected heavy corrosion of the steel H-piles. Researchers suspect microbiologically influenced corrosion caused localized degradation.
This article highlights the impact of routine surrounding conditions as well as unusual neighborhood events on the integrity of process equipment and piping.
Preventing the internal corrosion of crude oil, natural gas, and water injection pipelines involves numerous steps, which operators should follow to ensure the integrity of oil and gas field pipelines that are essential for uninterrupted production.
The purpose of this article is to draw some attention to the importance of surface preparation and coating inspection and perhaps change some attitudes and the all-too-common practice of assigning less than qualified and experienced personnel to inspect surface preparation and coatings.
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.
This article provides basic concepts for young corrosion engineers to improve skills on coating specification and inspection that will impact structural steel painting work.
The “Spoonbridge and Cherry” is an iconic sculpture in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Recently, concern was expressed over the condition of the cherry and its coatings. The cherry was inspected, removed, and recoated. This article describes the rehabilitation process and the materials used.
Because of increasing costs, owners are demanding
longer coating service life. Ten to 15 years is no
longer satisfactory. Simply adding dry film thickness
will not work since many coatings crack at excessive
thicknesses. Recent coating technology advances
permit the use of solvent-free epoxy and
polyurethane systems having >15-year lives. Newer
combinations of epoxy and polysiloxane resins will
make a 25-year life achievable.
When predicting a corrosion failure, ideally the
time frame should be of sufficient duration to
enable operators to take the appropriate action and
eliminate the hazard. Occasionally it happens that
a potential failure is predicted just before it actually
occurs. This article describes such a situation.
A thorough pre-job meeting is an essential part of
any project. This article covers the requirements of a
pre-job meeting before starting a coating project. It
presents advice on who should attend, the roles of
the attendees, and references needed.
Many years ago, early in
my career, I was reminded
that it’s the
little things that make
a standard paint job a
good paint job. Coatings
are too often
thought of as something that must be
done, but it’s not necessary to spend
much time on surface preparation or application. After all, “paint is paint and
anybody can apply paint.”
“Stop, Look, and Listen.” These words from railroad crossing signs are good ones to keep in mind when troubleshooting cathodic protection (CP). Some trouble shooting efforts are pretty straightforward, involving depleted anodes, broken wires, burned out rectifier stacks, and the like. But there are occasions when nothing seems to make sense, and then it’s time to “stop, look, and listen” and figure it out. Here are a few experiences from nearly 45 years of CP work.
After experiencing severe telluric current activity on
a pipeline, the author researched the subject. The
causes and effects of telluric currents are explained
and precautions for obtaining data on forecast
telluric activity are given.