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Fix for Corroded 787 Turbines Costs Millions

Rolls-Royce will spend hundreds of millions of dollars in the coming years to fix corrosion-prone Trent 1000 engine turbines on more than 200 of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner models, according to ...

New App Aids Aviation Corrosion Training

To help educate professionals in corrosion identification, the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training and the U.S. Navy Sea Warrior Program worked in conjunction to develop a newly rel...

CROWN Project Examines TSA Coating for Offshore Wind

The Welding Institute, working in conjunction with companies such as LIC Energy and Ørsted, is developing a lower cost corrosion management system for offshore wind turbines as part of a lar...

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Blogs (6)

The World’s Largest Movable Structure You’ve Probably Never Heard About

by Warren Brand

It’s called The New Safe Confinement (NSC). Picture a massive, movable hangar-like do...

The Development of Protective Pipeline Coatings, Part 2

by Lee Wilson

The 1980s really did see the birth of the three-layer systems comprised of a polyolef...

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Problem Solving Forum (9)

If an owner is using thermal spray aluminum on a pipe exterior as corrosion protection under insulation, and there is a holiday in the coating, will corrosion be substantially accelerated at the base carbon steel, being that the steel is now anodic to the aluminum?

I am the facility manager for a new amusement park that will operate year-round in a hot, humid environment. Some critical structural steel in the heart of the park needs to be protected from corrosion and at the same time to retain very good appearance properties for as long as possible, since maintenance painting is disruptive. What coating system should I select to achieve the longest useful life, given that cost is a secondary consideration, and how long will this system look good while providing corrosion protection?

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Articles (36)

Preventing Crevice Corrosion in New and Existing Steel Structures

by Eric Shoyer and Pete Ault, Elzly Technology Corporation; and Peter McDonagh and Brian Prazenka, Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority

Bolted joints in steel structures contain multiple crevices between the bolted member...

Focus On: FRPs for Bridges

by Gregg Blaszak, P.E., Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC

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Webinars (2)

Inspection of Thermal Spray Coatings

This webinar will review procedures for in-process quality control/quality assurance for application of metallic thermal spray coatings (TSCs) of aluminum, zinc, and their alloys a...

Coating Defects and Failures

Protective coatings are the principle materials used on many industrial structures for corrosion protection. It should be recognized though that all protective coatings have a fini...


Video Learning Center (8)

Application: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The PaintSquare Pro Video Series: A collection of technical presentations hosted by in cooperation with SSPC

A collection of archived webinars hosted by focused on coatings application.

Coatings Technology: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The PaintSquare Pro Video Series: A collection of technical presentations hosted by in cooperation with SSPC

A collection of archived webinars hosted by focused on coatings technology and their applications.

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Standards (2)

Standard Terminology and Acronyms Relating to Corrosion

issued by ASTM

1.1 This terminology and acronyms standard covers and defines commonly used terms and acronyms ...

Standard Test Method for Cathodic Disbonding of Pipeline Coatings Subjected to Elevated Temperatures

issued by ASTM

Damage to pipe coating is almost unavoidable during transportation and construction. Breaks or ...


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