PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Get the latest FREE eResource Blasting Resource Guide Download Now

Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


NACE Offers Free Bridge Corrosion Paper

Monday, August 19, 2013

More items for Quality Control

Comment | More

A white paper on how and why highway bridges corrode, along with solutions for low-cost control methods, is now available for free download from NACE International.

"Corrosion Control Plan for Bridges" provides an overview of corrosion, including an introduction to the process of corrosion, its causes, environmental factors and the types of corrosion that cause bridge damage.

Corrosion Control Methods

The 34-page paper discusses low-cost corrosion control measures to implement during the initial construction phase to produce low-maintenance bridges with service lives of 75 to 100 years, according to NACE.

structurally deficient bridges
NACE

According to NACE, there are about 603,310 bridges in the U.S. This map, from December 2011, shows the number of structurally deficient bridges by state.

Corrosion control measures covered in the paper include protective coatings for structural steel elements, weathering steels, stainless steel reinforcement, high-performance concrete and electrochemical techniques.

The paper also covers types of bridge designs, structural elements and incorporated materials.

According to NACE, there are about 603,310 bridges in the United States, most of which were designed for a 50-year service life and built with lower design standards than those used today. As these bridges reach the end of their lifespans, state highway departments are faced with repairing and maintaining the bridges beyond their original design lives.

About NACE

Houston, TX-based NACE International was founded in 1943 and has 30,000 members in 130 countries. Serving industries impacted by corrosion, the organization offers specified technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, publications and software to prevent and mitigate corrosion.

   

Tagged categories: Bridges; Concrete; Corrosion; Department of Transportation (DOT); NACE; SSPC; Structural steel; White papers

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector SST Soluble Salt Tester

Measures the concentration of soluble salts on metal surfaces. Use with all Bresle patch types including the reusable, adhesive-free PosiPatch.


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST - NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust
preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. Contact us
for your nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.
IndustrialVacuum.com


SAFE Systems, Inc.
Custom blast rooms
by SAFE Systems

Don't waste time and money "making do" with a "standard" design. Let us work with you to design and build the system that best fits your requirements.
Call 1-800-634-7278


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
http://www.sspc.org/

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !


Atlantic Design, Inc.
ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS, NOT EXCUSES

See our website for features of our best seller, the ADI 3500CFM 4-Pot Blast Vacuum Recycler. A smaller package with all the ADI power you need. 866.Call.ADI


KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA-TATOR LABORATORY SERVICES

• Coating failure analysis
• Independent
  comparative testing
• Accelerated
  weathering testing
• Toxic metals testing
• A2LA Accredited
Contact: Cindy O'Malley,
at 412-788-1300 x180


US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.


Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Arch truss treated with Termarust's (HR CSA) in 2003. This steel arch bridge is rust free on all surfaces including the crevice corroded joints and connections.


W Abrasives
Steel Abrasives from
W Abrasives

As the global leader in steel abrasives, W Abrasives material is the efficient and eco-friendly solution blasting with you to reach the perfect profile.

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us