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Agency Cites Coating Failure in 2015 Leak

A federal pipeline safety agency has identified external corrosion as the cause of a June 2015 gas line rupture in rural eastern Pennsylvania.

New Standard Addresses H2S Corrosion

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has issued a new standard for testing corrosion and cracking in oil and gas pipelines.

Lumberjack Legend Losing Lustre

Portland’s 31-foot-tall statue of folk hero Paul Bunyan has been restored and repainted several times over the past 56 years. The accumulated repairs, however, are coming undone.

Cracking the Origin of Metal Cracking

TEMPE, AZ--Small cracks hold the seeds of catastrophically large structural failures, prompting Arizona researchers to find a new way of keeping a nano-sized eye on them.

Research Makes a Case for Cracks

Cracks in a coating system could be a good thing, with the potential to improve insulation properties and coating life when carefully manipulated, researchers in Sweden have found.

Particles Play with Concrete Strength

Fine-tuning chemicals at a nanoscale level in concrete and other "structurally complex" materials could be key to improving crack resistance, researchers from Rice University say.

Curing Compound Boasts Early Start

BASF has introduced an evaporation retardant and finishing aid for concrete that can help prevent shrinkage cracks as industrial flooring concrete dries.

MN Sees Red over Colored Concrete

Blighted by early cracking, the beauty of a colored concrete craze in Minnesota is fading fast, and officials are determined to figure out why.

Gold Coating Proves a 24kt Failure

A mysterious coating failure is causing 1,200 square feet of gold—a new, half-million-dollar paint job—to crack and peel on a massive historical monument in New York City’s Central Park.

Troubled Viaduct Develops New Cracks

New cracks discovered on a seismically unstable double-deck highway in Seattle warrant a closer look, transportation officials say.

Broken Bridge to Cost $170M Extra

Design mistakes on a floating bridge megaproject in Washington State are sucking every last cent out of the project’s risk reserve fund, and the state says it will need an additional $170 mi...

Corrosion Blamed in Fatal Plant Blast

Stress corrosion cracking and a lack of inspections likely caused the fatal explosion at an Illinois manufacturing plant in 2009, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has concluded.

Exova Develops Custom Cracking Test

Independent testing company Exova Group Limited has announced a new, customizable oil and gas pipeline testing method for cracking.

Firms to Pay $21M for O’Hare Problems

Walsh Construction of Chicago and six other contractors will pony up a total of $21 million to settle years of litigation with that city over problems with a terminal facade project at O'Har...


NACE International, The Corrosion Society
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Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
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N.T. Ruddock Co.

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N. T. Ruddock focuses on abrasive selection, equipment evaluation, equipment maintenance & reduction of abrasive consumption. Other services include Screen Analysis & Background Radiation Testing.

Novetas Solutions
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Dampney Co., Inc.
High Heat Stainless Steel Paint & Coating

Wood burning stoves, fire pits, BBQ Smokers, Exhaust Manifolds Aerosol Cans, Quarts, Gallons, 5 gallons 1200F resistance

Carlisle Fluid Technologies
Built for Tough Jobs

From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit for more information.

Blastman Robotics Ltd.
Robotic Blast Cleaning

Replace manual blasting with new Blastman robot models. Contact us to boost your production and save costs!

CS Unitec
Remove Rust, Paint and More!

Remove coatings, corrosion & produce keyed surfaces with CS Unitec's floor planers. 8" & 10" cutting width. Gas, air & electric models.

Sika® Industrial Floor Coatings

Click to learn about floor and wall systems relied upon for performance, durability, easy maintenance and aesthetics across the every industry and environment.

Safway Services
Safeguard Assets. Ensure Productivity. HAKI®

Protect assets and equipment. Keep facilities open and operational. Maintain schedules regardless of weather. Ensure smooth and continuous production. Easy to erect. Safway is the primary distributor of HAKI® products including HAKISPAN and HAKITEC® 750 – in North America.

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