White Papers

Precision in Practice: Material Testing for Engineers and Managers

Material testing ensures the safety, quality, and performance of various products and structures. Materials Engineers and Quality Control Managers are responsible for conducting these tests accurately and reliably, which is essential for the durability of materials and for preventing possible failures.

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Toxic Gas Emission: Detection and Evaluation through Exception-Based Remote Monitoring

Exception-based remote monitoring has evolved into a very cost-effective method of data acquisition from remote asset sites in pipeline systems. This technology is widely used primarily for cathodic protection system monitoring and electrical interference monitoring applications.

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New Challenges for Cathodic Protection in a 4.0 World

As we transition into the era of Industry 4.0, the seamless integration of advanced technologies is driving profound transformations across multiple sectors. Cathodic protection (CP) has long been recognized as an efficient method to combat corrosion in metallic structures, ensuring their longevity and safety.

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The Importance of Liquid Surface Preparation Products and How to Pick the Best One for the Job

Surface contamination has consistently stood out as a primary factor contributing to corrosion and the failure of coatings. Over the years, industrial coatings contractors have employed various techniques to eliminate contaminants before applying high-performance coatings.

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Turning Corrosion Monitoring on Its Side

For decades, the conventional practice of installing intrusive monitoring systems has remained largely unchanged. This white paper presents a breakthrough in the field of corrosion monitoring with the Horizon Access Fitting. Designed to provide bottom-of-line (BoL) monitoring with a side-of-line (SoL) entry, this innovative approach addresses the technical challenges and safety concerns associated with traditional 6 o'clock installations.

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Cutting Costs and Carbon Footprints with Polymeric Technology

For over 72 years, Belzona polymeric technology has helped numerous asset owners across a myriad of industries to not only make seismic financial savings, but this technology has also enabled them to considerably mitigate their carbon footprints as well.

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Comparing Centrifugal Shot Blast Cleaning to Traditional Blast Cleaning

The FasterBlaster is the best machine for your application due to its versatility, compact design, and high production rates. With the FasterBlaster, you get either a 30HP or a 60HP machine capable of cleaning horizontal and vertical surfaces and pipes of all sizes.

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Nanolaminated Zinc-Nickel: Engineered Coating for Offshore Oil & Gas

Steel fasteners are used extensively throughout the offshore oil & gas platforms. Due to the highly corrosive environment, platforms, facilities, and downhole wells need continuous maintenance, an issue that is compounded by aggressive corrosion within oilfield operating environments. More corrosion triggers more onsite repairs, which increases service personnel exposure to potential explosions, fires, and harmful toxins.

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Facilitating the Use of Leak Detection Sensors Using Web-Based Remote Monitoring

Pipeline leak detection is emerging as a prime focus of Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and other regulatory agencies in the United States, as well as jurisdictions all over the world.

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Surface Preparation: 8 Key Steps to Avoid Corrosion Failure

When it comes to corrosion, structural steel is widely used across various industries such as concrete, building, construction, architecture, and infrastructure. It's a major concern because corrosion can lead to instability, safety issues, and potential dangers.

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How to Cut Emissions & Fuel + Increase Capacity in Fired Heaters

Fired heaters have the greatest running cost in a refinery or a petrochemical site. If any one of these heaters is 1 or 2% inefficient it can consume an additional $1m in fuel over a year or result in millions of dollars in lost revenue. High fuel consumption also translates to high emissions. Units of particular concern include Catalytic Reformers, Steam Methane Reformers (SMR), and Ethylene Furnaces.

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Mitigating AC Interference Threats In Remote Collocated Pipelines with Unique RMU AC Peak Detection Functionality

Dealing with AC-induced corrosion is a sizable challenge for corrosion engineers, especially for pipelines traversing remote and inaccessible regions that can also be collocated with high-voltage power lines.

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Questioning Assumptions About Primers in Immersion and Their Place in the Water Industry

A brief history of the engineering of water tank corrosion protection and lining systems. The author also presents a technical review of the two most specified primer types in the modern potable water tank building industry: solvent-borne epoxies and moisture-cured urethane zinc primers.

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Patent-Pending Data Analytics Applied to CIS and RMU Data

In this study, ground-breaking data analytics techniques are employed to combine high spatial resolution measurements from a Close Interval Survey (CIS) with year-round, daily Remote Monitoring Unit (RMU) measurements from nearby coupons.

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To Perform a Safe and Reliable Coating Inspection Proper Grounding of the Holiday Detector is Essential

An essential requirement for a safe and reliable coating inspection is the proper grounding of a portable holiday detector to the conductive substrate.

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