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Selecting Pipeline Coatings: Do Current Standards Help?

by Ian Robinson, 3M Company

Failure Analysis: Disbonded Coating and Cathodic Protection Shielding for Pipelines And Utility Poles

by Mehrooz Zamanzadeh, Matco Services, Inc. and George T. Bayer, Exova

This article emphasizes the basic problems and applied aspects of failures encountere...

Coatings Conversation

Polyurethane Pipeline Coatings: Do Changes in Appearance Indicate Changes in Performance?

by Stuart G. Croll, Dr. Chunju Gu and Dr. Vinod Upadhyay, North Dakota State University; and Brent D. Keil, Northwest Pipe Company

Occasionally, construction delays can result in pipe sections remaining aboveground f...

Composite Coatings: Basics of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers for Pipe Repairs

by David A. Hunter, Hunter Engineering Consulting, Inc.

The author describes the background and basics of composite fiber-reinforced polymer ...


Practical In-Plant Evaluation of Two FBE Abrasion-Resistant Overcoat Systems

by Emre Aksu, Borusan Mannesmann; Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion LLC; and Matt Dabiri, Consultant

In this article, the authors illustrate a comparison between a new flexible version o...

The Buzz

Induction Heating for Cold Weather Preheating and Post-Curing Of Liquid Epoxy Coatings On Gas Pipeline Girth Welds

by Bruce J. Wiskel, P.E., Pacific Gas & Electric Company; and J. Peter Ault, P.E., Elzly Technology Corporation

The authors discuss the challenges of applying coatings to transmission pipeline when...

Sporadic Interior Pipe Corrosion and Perforations

by Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC

Meeting Demands of Gas Exploration: The Evolution of Pipeline Coatings

by E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., P.C.S., KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article describes the coating materials, surface preparation requirements and ap...

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic for Pipelines

by Xu Huanhui, CYG Changyuan New Materials Company, Shenzhen, China

The author explains how coupled with the appropriate application and quality control ...

Pipeline Field Joints: Exploring the Coating Technologies that Protect Against “Weak Links”

by Adam Wynne Hughes, Pipeline Induction Heat Ltd, UK

This article illustrates coating technologies used to protect the ends of pipe length...

Improving Polyurethane Pipe Coatings for Harsh Conditions

by Andreas aus der Wieschen, Matthias Wintermantel, Todd Williams and Ahren Olson, Bayer MaterialScience AG

This article describes polyurethane pipe coatings as a versatile product class that c...

Pipeline Rehabilitation: Advances in Polyurea Spray Application

by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI; and Todd Gomez, PCS; VersaFlex Inc.

Polyurea technology is not new to pipelining work, with earlier applications performe...

Preventing and Solving Delamination During Multilayer Pipeline Girth Weld Coating Application

by J. Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion, LLC

The author will explain ways to prevent delamination of fusion-bonded epoxy and three...

Titans of the Abyss: Polyurethane, Polyurea, and Hybrid Lining Technology

by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC

This article is focused primarily on very fast-cure, solvent-free polyurethanes, poly...

The “No Big Bang” Theory: An Introduction to Risk-Based Inspection Systems for Mitigating CUI in Process Equipment and Piping

by Peter Bock, Capital Inspectors

This article describes using risk-based inspection (RBI) to detect and mitigate corro...

In-situ coating of corroded pipelines in the Canadian oil patch

by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., and Vijay Datta, MS

The Shop-Coated Pipeline That Cracked

by Valerie D. Sherbondy, Senior Chemist, KTA-Tator, Inc., and Richard A. Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In this F-Files, the author investigates what went wrong when a fusion-bonded epoxy ...


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