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Grants Aim to Repair, Replace Corroded Pipes

Applications were recently open for a first-of-its-kind program from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to mitigate risks and emis...


FAA Investigating Counterfeit Titanium Corrosion

After discovering small holes caused by corrosion, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is looking into falsified documents that were reportedly used to verify the authenticity of titani...


Study Examines Cathodic Protection ‘Mystery’

Researchers at ETH Zurich have recently proposed a new mechanism to resolve the contradictions between early hypotheses and theories in regard to cathodic corrosion protection.


AMPP Advocacy Day Shapes Industry Future

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) hosted its annual Advocacy Day last month in Washington, D.C., bringing together more than 50 industry leaders to advocate for...


Belzona Repairs Ship Carrying Olympic Torch

The corroded propeller shaft of the ship that carries the Olympic torch was recently restored using products from international protective coatings and composites manufacturer Belzona.


New 3D Printing Method to Utilize Corrosion

Engineers from Binghamton University in New York have received a grant to investigate the potential of building nanotubes into additively manufactured metals.


Settlement Reached Over Corroded NOLA Pumps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the joint venture who originally installed now-corroded pumps in New Orleans have reached a settlement with Louisiana after the state filed a lawsuit ove...


Imaging Technology Estimates Corrosion Depth

NTT Corporation in Japan has reportedly developed an image recognition technology to detect and estimate the depth of steel corrosion from infrastructure images taken with a digital camera.


LA Sues Army Corps for Corroding Water Pumps

The state of Louisiana has filed a precautionary lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to protect it from costs incurred for repairs of corroding pumps in New Orleans’ hurricane l...


New Coating Protects Biopolymer Production Tanks

International protective coatings and composites manufacturer Belzona recently provided anti-corrosive coatings to protect the internal lining of biotechnology company CuanTec's tanks at a p...


Air Tank Corrosion Sparks Fire Retardant Concerns

A recent inspection conducted by the United States Forest Service reportedly found signs of corrosion inside air tankers using mineral production company Compass Minerals’ magnesium chloride...


APC Signs Dubai Tanker Coating Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) has agreed to coat the cargo tanks of two chemical tankers for Dubai-based shipping group Gulf Navigation Holding...


Coatings Compound Inhibits Organic, Metal Corrosion

A new corrosion-resistant compound is reportedly in the works at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, as a team of scientists search for better ways to address the global multi-tr...


WEG Partners for Mining Waste Anticorrosive Coatings

Brazilian technology development company WEG has partnered with zinc production company Nexato to develop liquid anticorrosive paints with the addition of jarosite, a waste derived from zinc...


Organizations Celebrating Corrosion Awareness Day

This year, universities and coatings companies across the globe are coming together today to celebrate World Corrosion Awareness Day with a series of events, webinars and more.


Corrosion Found in Fukushima Plant Tanks

The operator at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant recently announced that corrosion has been found on the inside of tanks used to store treated radioactive water.


New Product Announcement: Thick-Film Novalac Epoxy

Industrial coatings company Induron Protective Coatings recently launched its new thick-film, ceramic-filled novolac epoxy, meant for conditions found in treatment plants for concrete and ca...


Corrosion Company Releases Cathodic Protection eBook

Industrial equipment supplier Farwest Corrosion Control Company recently launched a new eBook that offers tips and insights for corrosion control and cathodic protection issues.


Study: Rising Sea Levels Raise Corrosion Concerns

Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa recently unveiled a new study showing that cities with complex networks of buried and partially buried infrastructure may have an increased r...


New Product Announcement: Textured Epoxy Coating

Global coatings company The Sherwin-Williams Company has recently unveiled its new textured epoxy coatings (TEC) for concrete and construction applications.


Anodes Arrive for AK Harbor Corrosion Fix

The final shipment of corrosion-inhibiting anodes for the Heritage Harbor in Wrangell, Alaska, reportedly arrived last month for divers to install at three locations.


AMPP Releases Pipeline Corrosion Guidelines

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance recently published a guideline for pipeline safety that aligns with new regulations from by the U.S Department of Transportation’s Pi...


Australia to Test Steel Infrastructure Coating

Renewable energy company Sparc Technologies has reportedly signed an agreement with the South Australian Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) for field trials of its enhanced co...


New Product Announcement: Thermal Insulation Coating

Global coatings company Hempel has introduced its first thermal insulation coating system, meant to reduce the risk of water ingress and retention.


Corrosion Map App to Launch in Australia

The Galvanizers Association of Australia (GAA), along with The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, announced...


Next-Gen Analyses Used for Metal Corrosion

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, recently developed two new techniques to get a high-resolution look at how and why corrosion occurs.


Industrial Inspection Companies Announce Merger

Energy service company GIR Solutions, its branch company GIR Mechanical Integrity, and consulting firm CCI Inspection Services recently announced a new merger to form inspection company Allc...


Belzona Releases Feed Tank Case Study

International manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and composites Belzona recently announced that Rezitech, an authorized Belzona distributor, provided a wrapping to help fight cor...


Battleship Texas Moved for Further Repairs

The Battleship USS Texas, which has been dry-docked for the last 18 months at the Galveston Harbor in Texas, is now reportedly headed back into the water as part of a re-floating process to ...


Q-Lab Acquires Exposure Testing Company

Global provider of weathering and corrosion lab equipment and outdoor exposure testing Q-Lab recently announced that it has acquired Arizona Desert Testing, LLC.


Scientists Study Microbial Corrosion Mitigation

Researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have reportedly been working to prevent microbially induced corrosion in marine environments using biomineralization.


New Product Announcement: Polyurethane Primer

United Kingdom-based paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently announced the development of its two-pack polyurethane primer system for land-based military equipment.


New Method Used for FL Bridge Replacement

Officials in Florida recently announced that construction of the replacement John T. Brooks Bridge between Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island has begun, marking a first in the United Stat...


New Product Announcement: Phosphate Methacrylate Monomer

Specialty chemical company Evonik recently announced the release of Visiomer Hema-P 100, a phosphate methacrylate monomer meant to improve adhesion, reduce corrosion and provide flame-retard...


NTSB Plans Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse Meeting

The National Transportation Safety Board has announced that later this month it will hold a meeting to determine the probable cause of the Fern Hollow Bridge collapse in Pittsburgh.


Scientists Study Biomolecule Infrastructure Protection

Researchers at the University of Miami’s College of Engineering are currently researching ways to improve infrastructure in the United States using bio-inspired strategies.


Researchers Develop ‘Armor’ Coatings for Steel

Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory are reportedly studying how hexagonal boron nitride coatings on metal alloys can improve durability, decrease friction and protect against har...


ASTM Proposes New Zinc-Nickel Standard

ASTM International’s metallic and inorganic coatings committee is reportedly working on a proposed standard to establish performance requirements for electrodeposited nanostructured zinc-nic...


Researchers Develop Hybrid Superamphiphobic Coating

Researchers at the Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently developed an organic-inorganic hybrid superamphiphobic coating with liquid repellency, self-cleaning, a...


Pittsburgh Bridges Receive Repair Funds

State and county officials recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded $132 million in funds for maintenance work on three major bridges in Pittsburgh t...


Battleship Texas Receives WWII Paint Job

The Battleship USS Texas has reportedly received a new paint job to match its coloring while serving in World War II, as a part of a $60 billion repair project at a drydock in Galveston, Tex...


Scientists Deter Biofouling with Fish Scales

A team of researchers at Dublin City University have been studying ways to create a coating with the same texture as a specific type of fish scale, known to stop organisms from attaching the...


NTSB Releases Fern Hollow Investigation Findings

New information has been released from the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into the Fern Hollow Bridge collapse in Pittsburgh, reportedly revealing failures by the city ...


New Product Announcement: Offshore Anticorrosion Coating

Brazilian technology development company WEG has reportedly developed a new coating for use in highly corrosive environments, increasing the durability and lifespan of assets on oil platform...


Eggshell Waste Used in Anticorrosive Steel Coatings

A team of researchers recently published a study on the use of eggshells in anticorrosive coatings for steel due to their unique chemical composition and wide availability.


NTSB Identifies Corrosion in Ship Crane Failure

The National Transportation Safety Board recently found that undetected corrosion and wear on a cargo ship in Greensport Terminal on the Houston Ship Channel was the cause of an equipment fa...


Research Team Studies Corrosion Mitigation

A team of researchers from the Brookhaven National Laboratory and two universities recently published a study on how water vapor can clean aluminum samples after observing surface reactions ...


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Marine Coatings

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company, Inc. has announced the launch of its HullClad line of coatings, which the company says is designed to protect ships’ and vessels’ hulls in ha...


Belzona Provides Insulation for Storage Tank

International industrial protective coatings and composites manufacturer Belzona recently announced that it was chosen to provide thermal insulation coatings to one metal tank at a lubricant...


New Product Announcement: Rust Prevention Solution

Global specialty chemicals company Elementis recently introduced a new protective solution meant to fight off rust and corrosion in aqueous paint systems.


Detroit Bridge Owner Requests HAZMAT Transport

Detroit International Bridge Company, owner of the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit, has reportedly asked state transportation regulators to allow for the transport of paint and other potentiall...


Shipping Company Adopts AI Coating App

Chemical shipping company Hafnia announced that it will be using an artificial intelligence-assisted application from paint maintenance company SteelCorr on 57 of its ships to help improve p...


Sherwin-Williams Wins Chemical Award

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine recently announced that it has won the Vaaler Award from chemical manufacturing and publication company Chemical Processing for its Heat-Flex corrosion u...


Lasers Used to Remove Bridge Residue

Cleaning company Adapt Laser recently completed a pilot project testing portable lasers to clean rust and lead-paint from a bridge in Southington, Connecticut, in an attempt to save time and...


New Product Announcement: Insulative Coating System

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine has announced the release of its new Heat-Flex 7000 thermal insulative coating system for protection, insulation and solar heat reflectivity for severa...


AK City Approves Marine Anode Installation

The borough administration and government in Wrangell, Alaska, has reportedly approved an $880,294 contract to install corrosion-inhibiting anodes in the city’s harbor and two other points.


Researchers Testing New Coatings Sensors

A team of researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan are reportedly developing sensors to monitor and help prevent damage to coatings on planes, bridges, pipelines, turbines ...


UK Bridge Reopening Delayed After Inspections

After planned inspections revealed severe rusting and corrosion, the North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) has announced that the Corporation Bridge in Grimsby, England, will not be reopeni...


OR Moves Forward with Bridge Maintenance

The Oregon Department of Transportation announced that another phase of a continual painting and restoration project on the Astoria-Megler Bridge was recently completed earlier than expected...


Safic-Alcan Enters Extended Distribution Agreement

Global specialty chemical distributor Safic-Alcan has announced that it has entered into an extended distribution agreement with Société Nouvelle des Couleurs Zinciques (SNCZ) in Eastern Afr...


Professor Gets Funding for Corrosion Research

A researcher at Marquette University in Milwaukee is reportedly set to receive almost $740,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for method on protecting critical...


MassDOT Plans Bridge Replacement Process

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has released a Request for Proposals to obtain a transportation planning and engineering consultant team for the replacement of the Tobin Bridg...


LA Works to Stop Saltwater Wedge

Residents in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, are expecting construction to begin this week on a system of drinking water pipelines intended to help mitigate a pressing saltwater intrusion issue...


NETL Introduces New Pipeline Corrosion Sensors

The National Energy Technology Laboratory has announced a new development in advanced sensors for the detection and prediction of corrosion in natural gas pipelines.


MassDOT Begins Bridge Lead Mitigation Efforts

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has reportedly begun mitigation efforts for toxic lead paint chips that have been falling from the Tobin Bridge in Boston.


New Product Announcement: CUI-Mitigation Coatings

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine recently announced its new line of Heat-Flex corrosion under insulation-mitigation coatings


IA Ranks High on Deficient Bridges List

A report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association found that Iowa is the number one state in the country for the number of structurally deficient bridges, many of those...


UK Planning Blackpool Tower Repainting, Repairs

According to reports, the Blackpool City Council is being recommended to approve steel repairs and repainting on the Blackpool Tower in the United Kingdom.


Buttigieg Discusses Bridge Repair Efforts

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently stated in an interview with Scripps News that a massive backlog of broken bridges may mean that aging structures in need of repairs won’...


NETL Develops Cold-Spray Coating

Researchers from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have developed a new self-healing cold spray coating for internal pipeline corrosion protection.


Investigation Identifies Bridges in Poor Condition

A recent investigation from Scripps News using newly released federal data reportedly shows the unexpected difficulties in repairing bridges in the nation that are corroded, cracked and at a...


Researchers Discover Lithium’s 'True' Shape

Researchers at the California NanoSystems Institute at the University of California Los Angeles have reportedly discovered, for the first time, the “true” shape of lithium atoms.


U-M Receives Nuclear Reactor Corrosion Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy has reportedly awarded $7.5 million to engineering researchers at the University of Michigan for research into how reactors can withstand the effects of radiati...


KTA-Tator to Distribute Chlor*Rid Products

Consulting engineering firm KTA-Tator, Inc. (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it has been named a Master Distributor of Chlor*Rid products and test kits.


Work Begins on NY Water Tower

Work on a 55-year-old water tower in Riverhead, New York, is reportedly underway as crews begin to rehabilitate the structure.


Report: Some Turbine Coatings Could Pose Harm

A study conducted by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), reports to have found that some coatings for offshore wind turbines can be potentially harmful...


Surfside Pool Deck Potentially Led to Collapse

Investigators recently provided an update on the Surfside, Florida, tower collapse, indicating that the swimming pool deck had failed to comply with building codes and led to severe strength...


New Product Announcement: Thermal Spraying System

Castolin Eutectic, a manufacturer in the protective coatings industry, recently announced the release of their XupersoniClad, supersonic spraying technology.


NTSB: Corrosion Played Role in FL Plane Crash

A recent report from the National Transportation Safety Board has revealed signs of corrosion and tension overload in the plane involved in a crash near Palm Beach, Florida, that killed two ...


New Product Announcement: CUI Mitigation Coatings

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine has announced a new line of coatings that will reportedly mitigate the issue of corrosion under insulation (CUI).


JPCL Preps for Resource Season

In the coming months, the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings readers can look forward to the annual offering of resources that can guide them in selecting and sourcing the equ...


Surfside Collapse Investigation Enters New Phase

At the end of last month, the National Institute of Standards and Technology reported that it had finished moving evidence from the Champlain Towers South building collapse into a second war...


West African Dish Inspires New Corrosion Study

A study examining the presence of metals in fufu, a common meal


Coating, Corrosion Led to AZ Pipeline Explosion

According to an investigation report from the National Transportation Safety Board, a fatal natural gas pipeline explosion in Arizona from 2021 resulted from tented tape wrap, leading to str...


AMPP Recognizes World Corrosion Awareness Day

Today (April 24), the Association for Materials Protection and Performance is celebrating World Corrosion Awareness Day to recognize the impact corrosion prevention and control professionals...


DOE Awards Reactor Corrosion Research Grant

An assistant professor from Penn State University recently received a $400,000 research and development award from the U.S. Department of Energy to study corrosive damage caused by salt in n...


Lab Studying Stainless Steel Protective Coatings

Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have reportedly tested a variety of nickel mixtures as protective coatings on stainless steel to protect it from corrosion caused by sea air.


Belzona Cold Bonding Project Restores Pipeline

International manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and composites Belzona recently completed a “mammoth” pipeline project in Thailand using a cold bonding solution.


AI, Drones Inspecting Canadian Navy Vessels

Provider of AI-assisted digital inspection software Qii.AI announced earlier this month that it has entered into an agreement with Canada’s Naval Engineering Test Establishment for use of th...


UK Museum Undergoing Roof Revamp Project

The Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, one of the first public museums to open outside London, is anticipated to undergo a roof replacement this summer.


Work Begins for New Orleans Pump Repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reportedly begun repair work on pumping stations in New Orleans after discovering corrosion on the systems earlier this year.


AMPP Conference Closes in Colorado

On Thursday, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance’s (AMPP’s) 2023 Annual Conference + Expo in Denver came to a close, after a week packed with technical presentations, co...


AMPP Conference Opens in Denver

This week, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance is hosting the 2023 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, from March 19 to 23.


Army Corps Inspecting Corroded LA Flood Pumps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reportedly discovered severe corrosion to a pump in the New Orleans flood protection system, just months away from hurricane season.


New Product Announcement: Water Corrosion Inhibitor

At the beginning of the month, corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation announced its new corrosion inhibitor for hydrostatic testing of drinking water system components, certified to...


New Corrosion Protection Material Repairs Itself

Researchers at ETH Zurich have reportedly developed a plastic corrosion protection material that glows in places where it is not damaged, repairs itself and can be reused multiple times.


Evacuated SC Tower Reopened to Tenants

More than four months after evacuating due to structural concerns, residents are now able to return to their condos at Renaissance Tower in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


Army Corps Schedules CA Dam Spillway Repairs

According to reports, a design flaw in the Folsom Dam spillway in California has left the structure at risk for corrosion due to cracks in the coating, leading to a $16 million repair projec...


EPA Approves Refinery Chemical Removal Plan

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has conditionally approved plans to safely remove dangerous chemicals from a refinery on St. Croix in the U.S. ...


Zentek Testing New Corrosion Protection Tech

Canadian development and commercialization company Zentek Ltd. has recently announced the development of a novel corrosion protection technology based on functionalized graphene oxide.


Study: Steel Corrosion Causes Environmental Issues

A recent study from The Ohio State University is reportedly the first to quantify the environmental impact associated with steel corrosion.


Historic Structures Preserved with MCI Tech

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation highlighted several projects preserved using the company’s MCI technology in an emailed press release issued last week.


UK University Patents New Corrosion Sensor

Researchers at Bournemouth University have reportedly developed and patented a new corrosion sensor to improve the safety and reliability of large structures.


ERDC Establishes New Coatings Testing Facilities

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center announced earlier this week that its Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory has created three new testing facilities to test ...


Temporary Hangars Installed for IN Bridge Corrosion

The Indiana Department of Transportation is reportedly installing several supplemental bridge hangers on a bridge located over State Road 46 after corrosion was found during recent inspectio...


New Models Estimate Bridge Steel Rebar Corrosion

Researchers recently examined bridges in Minnesota as part of a project to develop guidance and methods to estimate rebar reinforcement section loss for bridge maintenance.


New Product Announcement: Resealable Bubble Bags

Last month, corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation launched its new bubble film packaging with corrosion inhibitors for shipping and storing metal components.


New Product Announcement: Injectable CUI Inhibitor

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently released a new vapor phase corrosion inhibitor that can be injected directly into insulating material.


EPA Orders St. Croix Refinery Chemical Removal

After an inspection identified several safety concerns, including pipe corrosion, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency entered a legal agreement with Port Hamilton Refining and Transport...


Team Investigates Power Plant Pipe Corrosion

Researchers from Penn State University are looking at how contaminants in power plant water cycles could affect the integrity of steel pipes and tubing in the systems.


Researchers Develop New Superhydrophobic Coating

A research team from the Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently reported a new mechanical robust superhydrophobic coating that can be applied via spray-coating.


Lawsuit Filed After Mandated SC Tower Evacuation

Just weeks after the evacuation of the Renaissance Tower in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, residents of the structure have filed a lawsuit against the building’s management team, including th...


2019 Refinery Explosion Final Report Issued

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released its final report earlier this month for the 2019 Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery explosion in Philadelphia.


OR Bridge Closes for Painting Project Work

The Morrison Bridge in Multnomah County, Oregon, was closed this weekend as part of an ongoing multiyear, $20 million painting project.


Company Fined $1.6M for Pipeline Violations

National Grid, a multinational electricity and gas utility company, has recently been fined $1.6 million by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ Pipeline Safety Division related...


Judge Approves 2015 CA Oil Spill Settlement

Earlier this month, a federal judge gave final approval to a $230 million settlement by owners of the pipeline that ruptured near Santa Barbara, California, in 2015.


PA Bridge Closure Could Strand Local Park

City officials in Easton, Pennsylvania, are concerned that a local island park will become inaccessible as they search for funding for bridge repairs.


Study Looks at Alhambra Gold Leaf Corrosion

Centuries after its construction, gold on the Alhambra, a palace and fortress of the Moorish monarchs of Granada, Spain, has spontaneously turned purple.


Experts Concerned by MVP Coating Integrity

With pipes intended for the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline stored above ground for years, concerns have been raised by residents and experts regarding the coatings, corrosion and the ...


USACE Protects, Modernizes US Infrastructure

At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Paint Technology Center of Expertise (PTCx), coatings experts reportedly have an extensive array of laboratory equipment and instrumentation to conduct r...


New Product Announcement: Fast-Drying CUI Coating

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced the launch of its new corrosion under insulation coating for severe corrosive environments, high temperatures and wet conditions beneath the...


Sauereisen Appoints New Sales Manager

Corrosion-resistant materials manufacturer Sauereisen recently announced via emailed press release it has hired a new Sales Manager, Pete Jansen.


Air Force Opens Renovated Corrosion Facility

Last week, the United States Air Force inaugurated its 31st Maintenance Group corrosion control facility renovation project at the Aviano Air Base in Italy.


Leaked Report: Eiffel Tower Plagued by Rust

In a leaked confidential report, it’s been suggested that Paris’ Eiffel Tower is in poor condition given the amount of rust plaguing the structure.


University Using AI to Prevent Marine Corrosion

A research team from Curtin University in Western Australia has recently developed an artificial intelligence monitoring tool to improve the maintenance of marine structures impacted by corr...


PG&E Fined $1.27M for Corrosion Remediation

The California Public Utilities Commission recently issued a citation against Pacific Gas and Electric Company for failing to correct problems with systems used to prevent corrosion in natur...


NIST Surfside Collapse Investigation Continues

Since the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology launched an investigation into last year’s partial collapse of the 40-year-old Champlain Towers South i...


New Product Announcement: Cleaner and Salt Remover

Distributor, producer and designer of physical and inspection instruments The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. recently announced the release of its new multipurpose cleaner and salt remover to...


MegaRust 2022 Wraps in San Diego

MegaRust 2022, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, came to a close on Friday after three days of corrosion control-related proceedings at the Marriott...


Ascott Analytical Acquired by The Schunk Group

Manufacturer of corrosion testing equipment Ascott Analytical Equipment recently announced via press release that it has been acquired by technology company The Schunk Group.


Report: Collapsed PA Bridge ‘Severely' Decayed

According to reports, a newly released inspection document revealed that the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh had “major decay” prior to its collapse in January, including exposed rebar, cor...


Naval Shipyard Overhauls Navy Anchor Chains

According to a release from the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, has been named the Center of Excellence for inspecting and servicing anchor cha...


Scientists Develop Coating for Corrosion Resistance

Scientists from India have recently developed a low-cost iron aluminide coating that can reportedly increase corrosion resistance in harsh environments.


Corrosion Under Coating Shuts Down OH Bridge

A bridge in Brooklyn, Ohio, was shut down earlier this week when inspectors found corrosion under the beams coated with fire protection.


New Product Announcement: One Coat Powder Coating

Interpon, a powder coatings line from global coatings company AkzoNobel, recently announced the release of a new one coat corrosion protection system for its Redox range of powder coatings.


Corrosion Protection Advised for Gas Conversion

Nippon Paint Marine is advising shipowners and shipyards to ensure that their fuel, water and cargo tanks are protected from corrosion as they convert oil and gas carriers into storage and p...


Researchers Call for New Corrosion Forecasting

A group of researchers are calling for “paradigm change” in the science of forecasting corrosion damaged within reinforced concrete structures.


Petronas Partners to Commercialize Pipeline Tech

Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad has recently partnered with two different entities with the same goal: commercializing new pipeline technology.


Preventing Corrosion with Plant-Based Extracts

A team of researchers recently reviewed several plant-based extracts as an environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitor for carbon steel in the oil and gas industry.


PPG Coatings Receive Corrosion Certification

Global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced that its PSX polysiloxane coatings were successfully tested to receive C4H certification for corrosion protection.


Researchers Develop Worm-Inspired Coating

Researchers have reportedly developed a new superhydrophobic coating that provides several beneficial properties, including the ability to self-clean and prevent corrosion.


Coating San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is known for its unique orange color, which requires continuous coating work.


AMPP Hosting First Annual Conference + Expo

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance will hold its first annual conference under its new name next month in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.


New Product Announcement: Surface Treatment Gel

Houston-based CRW Consulting & Distribution, LLC, in partnership with Corrosion Innovations, recently announced the release of its new gel surface treatment product for use prior to applying...


Canada Awards Funding for Coatings Research

Earlier this month, the Government of Canada awarded $24 million to Queen’s University to research and develop carbon-to-metal coatings to protect metal surfaces from corrosion.


New Product Announcement: Graphene Coatings

United Kingdom-based Applied Graphene Materials recently announced the launch of a new range of industrial graphene-enhanced primers and dispersions.


LA Pipeline Corrosion Causes Oil Spill

A pipeline near New Orleans ruptured and spilled more than 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel last month after repairs needed to fix corrosion damage were delayed.


New Product Announcement: Clear Anticorrosive Coating

Malaysian technology firm IGL Coatings recently announced the launch of its clear graphene reinforced anticorrosion coating.


New Steel Marine Coating Resists Corrosion

Scientists from the National Korea Maritime and Ocean University have recently developed an anticorrosion protective coating for ships and marine and coastal facilities and structures.


New Product Announcement: Pipeline Tape

Anticorrosion coatings manufacturer Denso Group Germany recently announced the launch of its new all-in-one corrosion protection tape for pipelines and pipe sections.


MTU Studies Early-Stage Rust Surface Chemistry

Researchers at the Michigan Technological University recently announced that they have developed a more precise method to observe early-stage iron mineral corrosion like rust with water and ...


Cortec Coating Extends Croatian Bridge Lifespan

One of the largest infrastructure projects in Croatia was recently coated with corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation’s technology.


Guide Highlights Product Choice for Duplex Coatings

The Galvanizers Association of Australia recently released a product recommendation guide for coating galvanized steel to prevent paint delamination and corrosion.


MI Develops Corrosion Control Advisory Panel

Last month, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy announced the development of its Corrosion Control Advisory Panel to reduce lead in Michigan drinking water.


New Product Announcement: Water-Based Emulsifier

International science company Solvay recently announced the development of its new water-based emulsifier for solid epoxy resins mainly used in industrial coatings, paints or binders.


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full November issue as a digital flipbook online, in a downloadable PDF or as individua...


Lawsuit Filed Over FL Condo Collapse

In a recent lawsuit filed on behalf of Champlain Towers South victims and family members, new allegations claim that the construction of a neighboring luxury building is what triggered the d...


Researchers Produce Self-Healing, Anticorrosive Coating

Researchers at Rice University in Houston have recently developed an anticorrosive and self-healing coating for steel.


Cortec Reveals Salt Corrosion Prevention Plan

As winter approaches, corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation has announced a dual approach plan for slowing down vehicle corrosion from deicing salts.


Contractor Connect Celebrates a Successful Event

Last week, Technology Publishing Company’s fourth annual Contractor Connect came to a close at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Florida.


New Product Announcement: Wastewater Coatings

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the launch of an expanded portfolio of coating systems for wastewater facilities.


FL Contractors Create Safety Task Force

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida recently announced that it has created an industry task force for building structure and safety discussions.


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full September issue as a digital flipbook online, in a downloadable PDF or as individu...


Carboline Launches Young Professionals Initiative

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Carboline Company announced the launch of a new program aimed at educating, connecting, supporting and engaging the next generation of corrosion e...


GOA Recommends Corrosion Focus to FHWA

Earlier this year, the U.S. Government Accountability Office was tasked with reviewing the status of states' bridge corrosion-control planning per a provision made in House report 116-106.


IBC Issues Call for Papers

The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania has released its call for papers for its 2022 International Bridge Conference.


Study: Rising Sea Level Impact on Saltwater Corrosion

The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change recently issued a new report warning that unavoidable rising sea levels will threaten saltwater intrusion on coastal infrastructure worldwide.


New Product Announcement:Wet-Film Corrosion Inhibitor

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation has recently announced its development of a new oil-based temporary coating that is meant to provide extreme corrosion protection in aggressiv...


NIST Names Champlain Tower Investigators

Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology announced its selection of a team of technical experts to investigate the partial collapse of the ...


Paint Inspection Company Invests in Drone Tech

Surface Corrosion Consultants (Belfast, Ireland) has recently announced its investment into unmanned aerial vehicles (UVA) for monitoring and inspecting corrosion for its clients across the ...


Reports Look at Design, Corrosion in FL Collapse

Months after part of Champlain Towers South, in Surfside, Florida, collapsed killing 98 people, an investigation is ongoing surrounding what actually caused the collapse and how it unfolded....


Marine Corps Research Blast Booth Productivity

Just last month, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division Public Affairs reported on its recent partnership with the Marine Corps Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPAC) Program ...


NSWC Tests Corrosion Detection Systems

Earlier this month, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division announced a new partnership with remote-sensing technology company Aerial Alchemy in an effort to solve how corros...


Whistleblowers Speak Out About Shell Falcon Pipeline

According to two former pipeline inspectors, “bad seeds” are undermining the safety at Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Falcon pipeline project, part of the company’s massive new petrochemical plant ...


Report: Corrosion Costs Australia $78B Each Year

At the beginning of the month, the Australasian Corrosion Association released its Impact of Corrosion in Australasia report, estimating that the country could spend up to roughly $78 billio...


FRCE Looks at Corrosion-Fighting Tech

A team working at the Fleet Readiness Center East in Cherry Point, North Carolina, has recently examined new possibilities for quickly and accurately detecting corrosion and preventing its s...


Polymeric Repair, Protection Saves Fabricator Millions

International manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and composites, Belzona has recently reported via emailed press release that its repair and protection systems had been successfu...


FL Court Rules 'Act of Nature' on Corrosion, Rust

In Dodge v. People’s Trust Insurance Company, 2021 WL 2217299 (4th DCA Jun. 2, 2021), a Florida court ruled that rust and corrosion of water pipes is considered an “act of nature.”


USS COD Dry Docked for Repairs

After a 14-hour-long trip and a few bumps along the way, the World War II Submarine USS COD finally arrived in Erie, Pennsylvania, for dry docking and repairs.


OH Corrosion Institute Research Recognized

Ohio University’s Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (ICMT), out of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology was recently awarded the National Association of Corrosion E...


$21M Settlement Reached with National Grid

Last month, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that a $21 million settlement had been reached regarding two New York City gas distribution companies owned by National Grid, a multinatio...


Corrosion Control Mission Increases Aircraft Life

The 558th Aircraft Maintenance Support Squadron’s Corrosion Control Team, part of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, has recently completed a corrosio...


Preservation Work to Begin on WA Bridge

The Washington State Department of Transportation released an advisory earlier this week telling Interstate-5 travelers that they should plan for traffic delays and lane restrictions for the...


CORROSION 2021 Takes the Virtual Stage

For NACE International’s 75th annual conference and exhibition, CORROSION 2021 will take to the virtual stage as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, bringing industry professionals...


Protective Coatings Workshop Returns

While the ongoings of this year’s virtual conference and expo will be a little different than past events, CORROSION 2021 is excited to announce the return of the Protective Coatings Worksho...


US Guided-Missile Cruiser Suffers Corrosion, Leaks

Last week, the United States Naval Institute reported that one of its guided-missile cruisers was returned to port for a second time, as a result of recent fuel leaks.


Report Confirms Corrosion in FL Sewage Spill

In a report issued by the Berkley Research Group in November, experts have both calculated the total amount of sewage leaked and the cause of the breach in Longboat Key’s main sewer line in ...


MN Pipeline Replacement Presses Forward

Despite requests for a stay of construction and temporary work blocks, Canadian company Enbridge Energy has been given the green light to proceed with the replacement of its Line 3 oil pipel...


MegaRust 2021 Issues Call for Papers

MegaRust 2021, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, to be held Sept. 21-23, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia, recently issue...


FL Bridge Repair Could Prompt Inspection Reform

After a statewide inspection of segmental bridges, the Florida Department of Transportation has concluded that the Roosevelt Bridge is the only one of its kind in the state that’s suffering ...


Engineers Fight Corrosion in Nuclear Storage

The University of Virginia was recently awarded a $718,000, three-year grant from the Nuclear Energy University Program to use corrosion science to help identify potential at-risk canisters ...


Research Looks at Chloride in Corrosion

A team of researchers from the Oregon State University’s College of Engineering have recently conducted a study using supercomputer simulations to observe how chloride causes corrosion and d...


MI to Charge Former Gov for Flint Crisis

While specifics have yet to be announced, it was confirmed earlier this week that former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, along with his health director and other ex-officials from his administrat...


Observatory Collapses in Puerto Rico

Following weeks of concern over the possibility of cable failure, the Arecibo Observatory collapsed at the beginning of December, ending nearly 60 years of research at what was once the worl...


MN Gives Pipeline Final Green Light

At the end of November, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and independent Minnesota Public Utilities Commission granted a construction storm water permit for the Enbridge Energy’s Li...


Navy Announces Rust-A-Thon Competition

To mitigate and control corrosion aboard United States Navy ships and vessels, the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Heuneme Division (NSWC PHD) in Port Hueneme, California, has announ...


NTSB Attributes Corrosion in Fatal Crash

After completing the investigation of a fatal crash in the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Lehigh Tunnel in February 2018, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has recently issued two safet...


UConn Gets New Grant for Pyrrhotite Research

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded the University of Connecticut $768,000 in federal funding in support of continued research on premature degradation of concrete...


Research: Sunflower Oil is Corrosion Inhibitor

Researchers at Kazan Federal University, in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, have recently published a paper detailing how sunflower oil could be useful in corrosion prevention.


NACE International Institute Launches Canada Study

The NACE International Institute has announced that it has launched a preliminary phase of its International Measures of Prevention Application and Economics of Corrosion Technologies (IMPAC...


Flint Reaches $600M Settlement with State

The state of Michigan has reached a $600 million settlement with Flint residents for the state’s role in the city’s water crisis. A summary of the deal shows that nearly 80% of the funds wil...


FL Bridge Repair Assessment Complete

According to the Florida Department of Transportation, repair work for the Roosevelt Bridge could begin as early as next month as the agency reported that it had completed its initial assess...


Some Lanes Reopen on Cracked FL Bridge

About 10 days after large cracks and falling concrete were discovered on the southernmost span of the southbound Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Florida, state officials have reopened four of th...


Researchers Develop New Corrosion ID Methods

In conjunction with the Austrian Society for Construction Technology (ÖBV), researchers at Graz University of Technology (Graz, Austria), are working on a new method of assessing the conditi...


Cracks Threaten Collapse of FL Bridge

During a routine biannual inspection on Tuesday (June 16), large cracks and falling concrete were discovered on the southernmost span of the southbound Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Florida.


Protective Coating Gaps Found on Enbridge Pipeline

Last week, officials from Canadian company Enbridge Energy announced that they had discovered four spots where protective coatings had worn away from an underwater oil pipeline in Michigan’s...


Causes of Taiwan Bridge Collapse Investigated

At the beginning of the month, investigators from the Taiwan Transportation Safety Board (TTSB) announced that they were looking at several possible causes of last year’s Nanfang'ao Bridge c...


Repairs Made at PA Nuclear Plant

Following an inspection during a refueling outage at Energy Harbor Corporation’s Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 2 in Pittsburgh, officials found that one of 66 reactor vessels head penetra...


Oxifree Metal Protection Joins Seal For Life

Announced in February, coating solutions company Seal For Life has completed yet another acquisition, this time of Surrey, United Kingdom-based anticorrosion solutions company, Oxifree Metal...


CORROSION 2020, ACS Conference Postponed

Late last Friday (March 6), NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced that its annual CORROSION 2020 conference and expo would be postponed until June 14-18.


NACE to Hold Merger Town Hall Meetings

Regarding the possible merger between NACE International, The Corrosion Society and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, NACE has announced that it will be hosting a series of town hal...


Over 400 Exhibitors at CORROSION 2020

The exhibit floor at CORROSION 2020 is expected to feature over 400 companies where industry professionals can connect and observe various demonstrations, products, services and other inform...


University Seeks Better Corrosion Protection

At James Cook University in North Queensland, Australia, four PhD students are setting up to research rare earth inhibitors and their useful properties for corrosion protection in steel infr...


SSPC, NACE Share Discussion Updates

Earlier this week, NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced an update regarding the possible merger with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Research: Smart Patch Can Help Reduce Rust

Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark) announced earlier this month that researchers from its Department of Engineering’s ICELab have begun developing a new, intelligent and self-powered sensor...


Company Secures Corrosion Management Funds

CorrosionRADAR, a company that specializes in corrosion management, recently announced the acquisition of 1 million pounds (roughly $1.29 million) in funding to further develop its corrosion...


Study: Steel Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete

Researchers from the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures have recently conducted a study focusing on the corrosion of steel bars...


Lab Investigates Sensors for Pipeline Corrosion

In order to help address the ongoing fight against pipeline corrosion, the National Energy Technology Laboratory recently announced that it was assessing current and emerging technologies, w...


Research: Bacteria Slows Steel Bar Corrosion

By embedding concrete with aerobic bacteria, researchers based out of Ehime University, in Japan, recently found that the corrosion of steel bars found in reinforced concrete could be slowed...


Robot Tackles Additive Work for Projects

Originally launched in 2017, the 4D Hybrid Autonomous Robot project, intended for use on metal surfaces in land and offshore projects, is now making its debut.


MN Floating Museum Faces Corrosion

Duluth, Minnesota’s 611-foot-long floating museum, known as the William A. Irvin, recently had to extend its already monthlong stay in drydock due to the discovery of damage that was worse t...


Ship Corrosion Inspection Standards Developed

Believed to lower current maintenance costs, a team of engineers at the Corrosion and Coatings Engineering Branch at the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division have developed ...


Research: Mango Leaf Extract Prevents Ship Corrosion

Indian researchers based out of the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, have developed a way to protect ships from corrosion using a compound...


Corrosion Detection Used on PA Bridge

Announced last week, an historic Pennsylvania bridge will be the first in the United States to use an electrically isolated tendon system, which helps to detect corrosion on post-tension ten...


Research: Nanoscale Corrosion Shortens Pipe Life

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Sandia National Laboratories and Aramco Research Center recently discovered that a form of nanoscale corro...


Corrosion Protection Selected for Saudi Arabia Refinery

Global coatings company Sherwin-Williams was recently selected to protect oil and gas bulk valves at Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tantura refinery.


Aluminum Corrosion, Corrosion Prevention in Seacoast Atmospheric Environments

Aluminum, after iron, is the second-most widespread metal used on earth. Unpainted aluminum forms a protective aluminum oxide layer over the pure aluminum metal alloy and, in most atmospheri...


Australia Aircraft Corrosion Prompts Investigation

Corrosion on the prop shaft of an aircraft belonging to Australia-based Regional Express (REX) has raised concerns, but the company maintains that the brown detritus is “muck” that could be ...


MIT Researchers Target ASR Gels

According to the staff at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-hosted Concrete Sustainability Hub, new research shows that alkali-silica-reaction is a substantial cause of premature con...


Corrosion Blamed for 2015 Gas Leak

A new independent report has revealed microbial corrosion as the culprit behind a natural gas leak in South California, an incident that released 109,000 metric tons of methane over a five-m...


Australia Releases Inorganic Zinc Standard

Earlier this week, global standards organization Standards Australia issued a new version of Application specifications for coating systems—Single coat inorganic (ethyl) zinc silicate – Solv...


MegaRust Features Corrosion Panels, Technical Sessions

MegaRust 2019, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, kicked off yesterday and will continue through Thursday, May 16. The conference is taking place in ...


Offshore Platforms Corroded Prior to Oil Spill

Almost four years after a spill dumped roughly 140,000 gallons of crude oil onto Refugio State Beach, in Santa Barbara County, California, federal records indicate that offshore drilling pla...


Report: Joint Strike Fighters Susceptible to Corrosion

Recently, in a report obtained by ABC, Australian defense officials have been advised to consider round-the-clock dehumidification systems at the Williamtown RAAF base to avoid corrosion ris...


KTA-Tator Celebrates 70 Years

Coating consulting, inspection and services company KTA-Tator Inc. (Pittsburgh) has announced the celebration of its 70th anniversary.


Research: AI Can Detect Corrosion

Technical advisory services firm ABS, working in collaboration with Google Cloud and software company SoftServe, recently reported they've finished using AI to detect corrosion and coating b...


OH Bridge Closed Due to Deterioration

Recently, in Summit County, Ohio, a bridge on Cleveland-Massillon Road was shut down, without any timeline slating when the passage would reopen.


Flint Water Receives $77M in Funding

Marking its five-year anniversary since the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced that the city would be receiving $77.7 million in federa...


NACE Corrosion 2019 to Kick Off

Things are gearing up for NACE International’s Corrosion 2019 conference, which will be held March 24-28, at the Nashville Music City Center, in Nashville. Programming will include a variety...


NACE 2020 Call for Abstracts Opens Next Week

While the industry is just days away from NACE’s 2019 Corrosion Conference & Expo, which will run March 24-28 at the Nashville Music City Center, in Nashville, the call for abstracts will so...


NACE Launches New Website

According to an emailed press release, NACE International, a nonprofit association and corrosion expertise and education resource leader, launched its newly resigned website www.nace.org, th...


CFTs Provide Corrosive-Free Aircraft

Those stationed at the U.S. Kadena Air Base (Okinawa, Japan) recently enlisted the help of contracted field teams to service its aircraft fleet, primarily targeting corrosion brought on by t...


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Chicago Bridge Faces Corrosion Issues

Permanent repairs on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive Bridge are underway roughly almost three weeks after a crack in one of the bridge’s steel beams was first discovered by a crew working in the ...


MegaRust Extends Call for Papers

MegaRust 2019, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, has recently announced a submission extension for its call for papers.


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HI Stadium Needs $30M for Corrosion Repairs

Authorities for Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium (home of the University of Hawaii football team) are seeking $30 million from the state to make repairs to the facility, according to recent reports.


ASTM Announces New Test Method for Corrosion

Late last month, ASTM International announced a new test method, to be published as D8243, that can help detect corrosion-inducing bacteria in water, which allows for faster remediation and ...


Bacteria Causes Corrosion at Seattle Dock

Washington State Ferries recently reported that an unknown organism is causing accelerated corrosion on steel pilings being used in work on the Colman Dock in Seattle. The pilings will be us...


Research Looks at Stress Corrosion Cracking

A team of researchers from Arizona State University has taken a new angle on the idea of stress corrosion cracking, showing in a new study that corrosion and stress needn’t be present simult...


Research Changes Views on Stress Corrosion Cracking

A team of researchers from Arizona State University has turned the idea of stress corrosion cracking on its head, showing in a new study that corrosion and stress needn’t be present simultan...


Corrosion-Plagued Nuclear Power Plant Shuttered

New Jersey’s Oyster Creek Generating Station, the oldest operating nuclear power plant in the United States, was shut down yesterday and will now go through the decommissioning process, leav...


IMechE Renames Corrosion and Coatings Consultancy

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers announced on Tuesday that it will be renaming its NDT, Corrosion and Coatings Training and Consultancy business to IMechE Argyll Ruane, marking a retu...


EPA Official Warned State on Flint Water

An Environmental Protection Agency official who blew the whistle on the lead-contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, testified late last week that he told Michigan Department of Environment...


DOE Lab Studies Fiber-Optic Corrosion Detection

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory recently announced the development of a system that uses fiber optic technology to detect corrosion in oi...


DOD-Allied Nations Conference Extends Call for Abstracts

The DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference has extended the deadline for abstracts until Aug. 27, allowing those interested in participating to contribute to the conference procee...


Air Force Tests New Corrosion-Prediction Tool

A new environmental sensing platform developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, could help to predict if craft are susceptible to cor...


Golden Gate Towers Largely Rated 'Good'

April’s inspection of the towers of San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge—the first detailed inspection of the towers in the structure’s 80-year history—revealed steel and concrete in go...


SGS, Baker Hughes Partner on Corrosion

Global inspection company SGS announced last week a strategic alliance agreement with oil and gas firm Baker Hughes on a new real-time software- and sensor-based corrosion detection solution...


More Corrosion Possible in Hanford Tanks

Recently disclosed findings indicate that the kind of pitting corrosion that led to the decision to decommission the oldest double-shell radioactive waste storage tank at Washington’s Hanfor...


Corrosion Eyed in FL Coaster Derailment

Corrosion was reportedly one of the issues that kept the Sandblaster roller coaster on Daytona Beach shut down for more than a month before an accident earlier in June that injured nine ride...


SCDOT Details 'Explosive' Bridge Cable Rupture

Officials from the South Carolina Department of Transportation presented the findings of the investigation into last month's cable rupture on the James B. Edwards Bridge, in Charleston, to t...


Florida Tech to Host Marine Corrosion and Fouling Conference

Florida Institute of Technology, located in Melbourne, Florida, and home of the Center for Corrosion and Biofouling Control, will be hosting the five-day International Congress on Marine Cor...


Yearlong Project to Study CUI Detection Using IoT

A British startup and a Scottish innovation center are teaming up for a 12-month study that aims to determine how sensors and Internet of Things technology could help to detect and address c...


International Bridge Conference Begins Monday

The 2018 International Bridge Conference, presented by the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania, begins Monday (June 11) at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, in National...


Corrosion Blamed for SC Bridge Cable Failure

The James B. Edwards Bridge, in Charleston, South Carolina, reopened Saturday after more than two weeks of work stemming from what officials now say was a cable failure caused by corrosion.


Lab Looks at Vapor Corrosion on Atomic Scale

Recent research at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has shed some light on the atomic-level process of corrosion vis a vis water...


Rolls-Royce Details Program to Replace Engine Parts

To address corrosion defects on Trent 1000 Package C engines that have kept some Boeing 787 Dreamliners grounded, Rolls-Royce recently released a multipronged plan that includes an updated i...


Researchers View Vapor Corrosion on Atomic Scale

Recent research at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has shed some light on the atomic-level process of corrosion vis a vis water...


Corrosion Found in Japan Nuclear Plants

Corrosion and connected damage were recently discovered in several ventilation ducts at 12 reactors at seven nuclear plants across Japan. This has provoked concerns over workers being expose...


Golden Gate Bridge Tower Inspections Underway

The towers of San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge are undergoing their first detailed inspection since the span opened in 1937, according to reports, with engineers rappelling over the...


NTSB Eyes Corrosion in Fatal PA Turnpike Crash

A fatal accident in a Pennsylvania Turnpike tunnel in February was likely caused by the corrosion of steel straps that were holding up electrical conduit, according to a newly released preli...


Falcons Help Fight Corrosion on International Span

The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, which crosses from Michigan into Ontario, plays host to more than human traffic—a pair of nesting peregrine falcons now call the span home, providi...


FAA Limits 787 Flights Over Corrosion Issue

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an airworthiness directive Tuesday placing limits on the flight of some Boeing 787 airplanes due to concerns about turbine corrosion, just hours be...


F-35 Delivery Stopped Again Over Primer Problem

The U.S. Department of Defense has again stopped delivery of the F-35 fighter jet over issues related to primer application on fastener holes.


NACE Corrosion 2018 Underway

Corrosion 2018, this year’s conference and expo presented by NACE International, is underway in Phoenix, with plenty of coatings-related technical sessions and a slate of awards presented to...


MIT: Metal Oxides Provide Corrosion Protection

Researchers based out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that a solid oxide protective coating for metals can deform as a liquid would, filling gaps and providing c...


MIT: Self-Healing Metal Oxides Provide Corrosion Protection

Researchers based out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that a solid oxide protective coating for metals can deform as a liquid would, filling gaps and providing c...


Corrosion Detection System Impacts Coating Decisions

Scientists based out of the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Corrosion Prevention and Control Office, working in collaboration with Luna Innovations Inc., have developed a new...


Corrosion Research Lands Students Award

Arizona State University doctoral researchers Sudhanshu Singh and Tyler Stannard recently received an award from the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society for their work strengthening the s...


Penn State Offers Corrosion Short Course

New corrosion pros and veterans looking to refresh their knowledge are the target audience for a short course this June at Penn State University, in University Park, Pennsylvania.


AFB Tests Lasers for Surface Prep

Travis Air Force Base, located in California, was one of two bases recently chosen to test the Clean Laser 1000 and the Clean Laser 300 as a new way to remove both corrosion and paint from a...


Penn State Offers Corrosion Short Course

New corrosion pros and those looking to refresh their knowledge are the target audience for a short course this June at Penn State University, in University Park, Pennsylvania.


Australian Workshops Examine CUI

A series of technical workshops to be held across Australia this June will tackle the topic of corrosion under insulation, the unseen menace that deteriorates metal in areas where insulative...


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 ...


D-Day Transport Restored, Takes Flight

“That’s All, Brother,” a transport C-47 aircraft that led the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, recently took its first flight in years, thanks to an extensive restoration project funded i...


Turbine Corrosion to Blame for 2016 Jet Incident

A 2016 incident that grounded a passenger jet in India has been blamed on the corrosion of an power turbine blade in the plane’s engine, according to a newly released investigation report.


Ride Corrosion Inspections Called for After Ohio Incident

A metal inspector in Knoxville, Tennessee, is looking to change that state’s practices in relation to amusement park ride inspections, as ride manufacturers urge corrosion inspections in the...


Study Points to Biofuels Speeding UST Corrosion

New research out of the Netherlands indicates that the use of biodiesel as a component in diesel fuel blends could be leading to increased corrosion in underground storage tanks that hold th...


Austrian Researchers Address MIC at Wastewater Plants

In response to the consistent concern regarding the corrosion of concrete in wastewater treatment plants, researchers based out of the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) and the Univers...


Corrosion Found at Site of 2015 CA Gas Leak

The injection well casing at the center of a massive natural gas leak at a California underground storage facility in 2015 was afflicted with “severe external corrosion,” according to a new ...


How the Air Force Fights Corrosion

As reported by Senior Airman Sean Campbell, when faced recently with repairing corrosion on a KC-135, the Fairchild Air Force Base sheet metal shop had to discuss the fix with engineers at t...


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...


New Reports Address Offshore Corrosion

Two reports commissioned by the NeSSIE project, an endeavor geared toward developing offshore renewables demonstration projects related to corrosion issues, investigated the economic potenti...


Witness: Officials Warned About Flint Plant

On Monday, as part of a larger criminal preliminary exam hearing of four current and former Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials, a Genesee County water expert testified th...


Activists, Pipeline Firm Clash Over Coating Condition

An activist group in Nashville is doing battle with pipeline giant Kinder Morgan over what it says is poor maintenance of pipelines in Tennessee, including deteriorating protective coatings.


New Bay Bridge May Be Under Microbe Attack

According to a report from a San Francisco-area television news station, the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is experiencing corrosion at unexpected rates, possibly brought ...


Corrosion Causes Closure of UK Rail Station

The mainline station at Liverpool Lime Street in England was closed Sunday (Jan. 7) after engineers discovered damage to the structure responsible for containing cables.


Corrosion Causes Closure of UK Rail Station

The mainline station at Liverpool Lime Street in England was closed Sunday (Jan. 7) after engineers discovered damage to the structure responsible for containing cables.


Hanford Nuclear Tank Shut Down Over Corrosion

One of the Hanford Nuclear Site’s 28 double-shell radioactive waste tanks is being decommissioned after corrosion caused several leaks into its secondary containment shell.


New NYC Ferry Vessels Sidelined by Corrosion

Just six months after going into service, six of New York City’s new commuter ferries are undergoing repairs to address corrosion.


Information Added to Whole Building Design Guide

The DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office has released new information with the Whole Building Design Guide, aiming to help facility experts stay up-to-date on corrosion prevention and m...


Whole Building Design Guide Expanded

The Whole Building Design Guide, working in conjunction with DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office, has released new information to help facility experts stay up-to-date on corrosion pre...


Researchers Develop Corrosion and Traffic Solutions

The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and The University of Texas at San Antonio have announced two new research projects: a new method for mitigating cracking and corrosion in piping used...


Corrosion Report Predated Sewer Collapse

Officials in Sterling Heights, Michigan, said last week that their county disregarded corrosion-related warnings that presaged a destructive sewer collapse last December.


Fighter Jet Delivery Halted Over Corrosion Issue

Corrosion problems are to blame for a 30-day hiatus in the delivery of F-35 fighter jets to the U.S. military, according to media reports published Wednesday.


Sun Storms May Cause Pipeline Corrosion

New research out of New Zealand supports the contention that solar storms may promote corrosion in pipelines with damaged coatings, and can negatively impact the electrical networks the glob...


Researchers Eye Crude and Corrosion

Researchers at a Stanford University lab are working on a method of analyzing crude oil for sulfur content in hopes of more easily determining corrosion risks to surfaces in contact with the...


UCSB Team Observes Pitting Corrosion in Real Time

Researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara say a new tool they’ve developed allows them to observe crevice and pitting corrosion in real time, helping them to understand when ...


Ohio Police Release State Fair Ride Photo

Weeks after prosecutors announced that there would be no criminal charges in the deadly ride failure at the Ohio State Fair in July, the Ohio State Highway Patrol released a photo that was c...


Dam Memo: More than Visual Inspections Needed

An interim memorandum from the independent forensic team looking into February’s incident at California’s Oroville Dam indicates that corrosion and erosion played a role in the concrete slab...


Corrosion Indicated in CA Oil Spill

A small oil spill at a Phillips 66 refinery in the San Francisco Bay area may have been caused by corrosion, according to documents obtained by local news radio station KQED.


No Criminal Charges in Ohio Fair Incident

Prosecutors announced last week that they will not pursue criminal charges related to July’s fatal incident at the Ohio State Fair, in which corrosion is being blamed for a ride breaking apa...


Charges Possible in State Fair Incident

While Ohio authorities haven’t yet released the final findings of their investigation, new reports indicate that it’s possible the operators of the Fire Ball ride, which broke apart last mon...


GAO Calls for Pipeline Risk Assessment Changes

Federal auditors are recommending changes to the way the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration gauges the risk of corrosion in pipelines, calling in a recently released repo...


Defense Deparment Issues Corrosion Awards

As part of the DoD-Allied Nations Corrosion Conference, which wrapped up Thursday (Aug. 10), the U.S. Department of Defense Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office has announced its 2017 award...


Corrosion Blamed for Deadly Ohio Fair Incident

Corrosion is being blamed for an incident at the Ohio State Fair last month that left one person dead and seven others injured.


DoD Corrosion Conference Commences

The U.S. Department of Defense’s DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference officially kicked off Monday, and continues through Thursday at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex...


Engineers Lay Blame on Oroville Management

A recently issued report from a group of engineers takes a scathing view on the root causes of this year’s concrete problem at California’s Oroville Dam, asserting that the structure was “ma...


University Study Confirms Flint Corrosion Story

A study headed up by University of Michigan researchers appears to have confirmed what was long suspected about the source of heightened lead levels in the city of Flint’s drinking water: Th...


OSHA Issues $165K Fines in Refinery Blast

Federal worker-safety regulators have issued nearly $165,000 in fines to ExxonMobil in relation to an explosion late last year at a Louisiana refinery with a history of issues related to cor...


Collaboration Begins on Corrosion Research

A multimillion-dollar research endeavor will begin cracking the code to determine what makes corrosion so destructive.


Corrosion Renders Carolina Condo Unsafe

A North Carolina apartment building has been evacuated due to extensive corrosion.


DoD Figures to Keynote Corrosion Conference

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office will look to strengthen ties with other nations’ military and academic corrosion specialists at its 2017 DoD-Allied Nat...


Corrosion Plagues Historic Naval Ship

An iconic US battleship is facing an uncertain future because of corrosion.


Flint Crisis Sparks Manslaughter Charges

Five Michigan officials, including the head of the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in a case related to the Flint drinki...


City, University Team Up on Manhole Corrosion

Hundreds of concrete manhole shafts in a Texas city will soon be evaluated to determine which most need protection from corrosion, and a team from the University of Texas is lending its expe...


Judge Allows Flint Suit to Move Forward

A lawsuit alleging that officials with the City of Flint and the state of Michigan knowingly exposed residents to lead hazards in the city’s drinking water will go forward, according to a fe...


Fresno Residents Sue Over Pipe Corrosion

A second group of citizens has filed suit against the City of Fresno, California, alleging that the local government did not protect them from corrosion and the leaching of lead and other co...


CO Officials Call for Pipeline Inspections

Weeks after a damaged natural gas flowline caused a fatal house explosion in Colorado, officials are responding with directives to inspect pipelines near residential areas and publicize the ...


Lab Reveals Corrosion Protection Discovery

Researchers in Germany have revealed what they say is a newly developed form of zinc-phosphate particles for anti-corrosion coatings that will better protect steel substrates as a result of ...


Shell, UK College Open Corrosion Lab

A new academic center at Imperial College London will focus on corrosion—a big problem that the Shell-Imperial Advanced Interfacial Materials Science Centre hopes to take on at the smallest ...


Toronto Rail Cars Need Urgent Corrosion Fix

The cars on one Toronto light metro line will be getting some TLC to address considerable corrosion in the 30-year-old fleet.


EPA, California Team Up on USTs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it, along with the California State Water Resources Control Board, has successfully cleaned up 381 underground storage tanks ...


NACE Honors Corrosion Pros

This year’s NACE International Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo, held March 26-30 in New Orleans, saw a number of corrosion-control and coatings professionals honored for their contributio...


Flint Settlement: $100M for Service Lines

The state of Michigan and the city of Flint have agreed to a settlement that will guarantee the replacement of lead or galvanized service lines to 18,000 homes in the city in less than three...


Ashland Opens Corrosion Center

Chemical manufacturer Ashland Inc. has established a new North American center for the study of corrosion vis a vis fiber reinforced polymers.


UK Warns Offshore Operator Over Corrosion

Bluewater Energy Services has promised to comply with two warnings issued by safety regulators after nearly 500 outstanding mechanical corrosion and defects reports were found on one of its ...


LA Demands Floodwall Corrosion Study

Floodwalls built to protect Louisiana’s St. Bernard Parish after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina may be at risk of failing, and state officials are blaming the corrosion of steel piles ...


Firm Unveils Pipe Inspection Robot

A new amphibious robot may be the next tool in the war on corrosion and other problems with America’s aging water pipelines.


400+ Exhibitors Include Coatings Firms

NACE International’s Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo covers all aspects of corrosion and its prevention and management. A total of 438 exhibitors will be on hand to discuss the corrosion-...


NACE to Offer Activities Outside of Conference

NACE International’s Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo will have more than just technical sessions and workshops in New Orleans; there will also be plenty of opportunities to let loose, and...


Corrosion 2017 Features Coatings Sessions, Awards

NACE International’s Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo kicks off Sunday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans, with technical sessions, committee meetings, a full exhibi...


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Study: Corroded Queen Mary Needs $300M Fix

Fans of one 20th century Cunard Line ocean liner may soon be singing “God Save the Queen,” after a report on the Queen Mary revealed extensive corrosion and damage that could cost nearly $30...


Australian Group Announces Corrosion Seminars

The Australasian Corrosion Association has unveiled its spring 2017 slate of technical seminars and training courses to help boost corrosion and coatings education in Australia, New Zealand,...


Flint Faces Water Treatment, Money Struggles

In a letter penned to the Environmental Protection Agency on Feb. 28, Flint, Michigan, mayor Karen Weaver said that it will take a few more years for the city to be up and running with its o...


Joint Standard Addresses Corrosion Planning

A new standard addressing the process of corrosion prevention and control planning is the result of a collaborative effort between the United States Department of Defense, SSPC: The Society ...


Sculpture Primer Error Causes Costly Rust

Corrosion on a steel sculpture has led to a hefty repair bill for the government in one Australian territory, and the problem reportedly stems from a failure to apply needed primer when the ...


Hold It: Urine Allegedly Damaging 747s

It's common knowledge that leaks can lead to corrosion, but one airline is giving that idea whole new meaning. A warning was recently issued to British Airways baggage handlers instructing t...


Engineer in Mall Cave-In Awaits Verdict

Arguments in a criminal case against a former engineer who declared a rooftop parking garage at an Ontario mall structurally sound just weeks before it collapsed and killed two people in 201...


Iowa Pipeline Leaks 138K Gallons of Diesel

A pipeline in northcentral Iowa ruptured Wednesday, releasing an estimated 138,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the immediate environment.


Corrosion Sidelines Seattle Ferry

A Washington State Ferries vessel was pulled from the busy Seattle-Bremerton route after a routine inspection turned up internal structural corrosion Thursday (Jan. 19).


Japan Nuclear Corrosion Spurs Inspections

Inspections of pipes at nuclear sites in Japan have been conducted for decades without removing insulation, and now more thorough check-ups are reportedly revealing considerable corrosion.


Pure Technologies Buys Corrosion Firm

Pure Technologies Ltd. has expanded its portfolio in relation to pipeline corrosion monitoring and prevention with the acquisition of E-MAC Corrosion Inc., a Canadian consulting, management ...


Flint Crisis Sparks More Felony Charges

Four more officials are facing charges over the state and city response to the drinking-water crisis in Flint, MI, after the state’s attorney general announced a new round of legal actions T...


Scientists Say Radiation Improves Their Coating

A team of researchers spanning two continents is at work on a nanoceramic coating that not only stands up to the effects of radiation but actually becomes stronger as well.


$8M Underwrites Pipeline MIC Research

A research project focused on microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) in pipelines is receiving nearly $8 million in funding toward ongoing research into the issue.


Veteran Shares USS Arizona Corrosion Findings

Among this past weekend’s activities commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, university researchers were on deck to share their findings regarding corrosion and lon...


Testing Firm Opens Dedicated Coatings Center

A materials and product qualification testing provider based in the United Kingdom is expanding its coatings testing services with a facility offering enhanced offerings to the oil, gas and ...


SSPC Takes Expertise to Saudi Arabia

A team from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings journeyed to Saudi Arabia late last month to discuss coatings and corrosion challenges with employees and management of the Saudi Arabia...


Team Studies Concrete Moisture, Corrosion

Sensing problems in concrete is the focus of ongoing research at North Carolina State University.


‘Sensing Skin’ Indicates Chemicals, Moisture

Researchers at North Carolina State University have furthered their work with electrically conductive coatings that can sense problems in concrete, adding the capacity to sense corrosion-cau...


Groups Gauge Coatings Across the Pond

If you think saltwater environments on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are essentially the same when it comes to their effects on marine coatings, you’re wrong, according a current energy r...


Scientists Expose Bacteria-Driven Corrosion

Corrosion reportedly costs the United States Department of Defense about $23 billion a year, and much of that is said to occur in marine environments, where chemical processes or bacteria ox...


Explore Marine Tank Coating Solutions

Corrosion reportedly cost the United States Department of Defense $21.9 billion in 2014. For the U.S. Navy alone, annual corrosion costs are said to be $7.5 billion with vessel corrosion cos...


Team Evaluates Early-Age Bridge Deck Cracks

Pennsylvania is reportedly home to more than 22,000 bridges, many of which are aging and in need of repair. Through a collaboration between Penn State University and the Pennsylvania Departm...


Firm Launches Wet-Sponge Holiday Detector

A holiday detector redesigned with new capabilities is now available from corrosion mitigation instrument manufacturer Tinker & Rasor.


Report: EPA Failed to Act Swiftly on Flint

An internal investigation has concluded that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should have acted months earlier to warn residents of Flint, MI, of lead contamination in their drinking...


Ohio Bridge Closed After Beams Buckle

A bridge in one northeastern Ohio town is closed indefinitely after officials found structural damage so severe they say the span will have to be replaced entirely.


CSB Cites Lack of Inspection, Repair in Spill

The federal agency tasked with investigating chemical accidents has said that a failure to inspect or repair corroding tanks contributed to the 2014 contamination of drinking water in Charle...


Report Reveals Factors in Bridge ‘Split’

Nearly 10 months after a new cable stay bridge in Ontario, Canada, appeared to split during a spell of cold weather, reports on the cause of the failure have been released.


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.


Senate Passes Bill to Fund Flint Fixes

A $9 billion water infrastructure bill passed the U.S. Senate late last week, with hundreds of millions allocated for improvements to systems in Flint, MI, and other cities with potentially ...


Spectra Lays Blast to Very Fast Corrosion

Investigators have named “rapid corrosion” as one of the factors contributing to the natural gas pipeline explosion that occurred in a Pittsburgh suburb in April, according to the Pittsburgh...


Corrosion Management in a Challenging Economy

The nature of today's working environment is changing as budgets become more constrained and the political landscape transforms around the world.


Underground Radar Detects Hidden Damage

Years after Hurricane Katrina struck, the southern Louisiana city of Slidell is benefitting from an underground pipe inspection technology developed at Louisiana Tech University.


CA City Bans Use of Galvanized Pipes

Fresno is the latest California city to ban the use of galvanized water pipes in new construction and major renovation amid fears of corrosion and drinking-water contamination.


Paint Work Reveals Bridge Deficiencies

The Missouri Department of Transportation is crediting the painting and surface preparation process with uncovering unforeseen deficiencies in a bridge over the Missouri River in the state’s...


Ex-Worker Alleges Pipe Coating Violations

At least one former worker has called into question the safety of an oil pipeline being built in North Dakota, but the company building it says the charges are coming from disgruntled ex-emp...


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.


EPA: Diesel Storage Tank Corrosion Common

A vast majority of diesel fuel underground storage tanks may exhibit moderate to severe corrosion, according to the U.S. government—but few of the tanks’ owners are aware of it.


Oil Spills Reach $177M Resolution

Nearly six years after what is described as the costliest inland oil spill to occur in the United States, the energy company responsible for the affected pipeline has agreed to pay $177 mill...


More Pipe Corrosion Near PA Blast Site

Nearly three months after a pipeline explosion leveled a house and left a man severely burned, federal investigators have found corrosion on another nearby pipeline, leading them to call for...


Feds Dive into Offshore Bolt Failures

Corporate officials and federal regulators are scrutinizing the integrity of massive bolts connecting subsea structures in the oil and gas industry.


Building Turkey’s Longest Bridge

One of the world’s newest, longest bridges owes a large part of its existence to a Luxembourg-based steel manufacturer, and its ongoing health to a pair of Danish and German engineering firm...


Insulated Coatings Advisory

With an eye toward its mission to protect people and the environment through the safe transportation of hazardous materials, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s pipeline safety bureau ha...


Corrosion Hub Expands

The University of Akron celebrated the expansion of facilities and capabilities in its corrosion research center with an open house Tuesday (June 21).


PHMSA Specifies Corrosion Control Steps

The federal agency responsible for pipeline safety has issued a third corrective action order (CAO) to the pipeline operator responsible for a May 2015 breach that spilled 140,000 gallons of...


Coast Guard Cadets Analyze Corrosion Rates

A tank barge sank amid rough seas in Long Island Sound on Jan. 24, 1936, carrying 500,000 gallons of heating oil with it to the bottom of the sea.


Corrosion Detection from Afar

New technology being tested in the U.K. could change the way bridges and other structures are checked for corrosion, allowing inspectors a detailed look from a football field’s length away.


PHMSA: External Corrosion Led to Break

Just two days after a Houston pipeline operator was indicted on criminal charges related to a 2015 California oil spill, federal regulators released their final failure investigation report ...


Pipeline Company Faces Criminal Charges

Nearly one year to the day from the pipeline breach that spilled 140,000 gallons of crude oil on the California coast, the Houston-based pipeline operator has been indicted on 46 criminal co...


$15M Approved to Protect Tower Rods

Corrosion of the steel rods used for seismic stability on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is once again the focus of attention for the committee that oversees seismic retrofit work for ...


Focus Turns to Coatings in PA Blast

Residents of the Westmoreland County, PA, town that suffered a natural gas pipeline explosion late last month attended a community meeting Wednesday night (May 11) hoping to find reassurance...


Exhibit Raises Corrosion Awareness

Visitors to one Pittsburgh museum expect to learn about science, sports and technology while on site, but they are about to get an education on one more important topic: corrosion.


DOT Looks at US Rail Bridge Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently conducted an audit of its Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), citing safety concerns related to increasing traffic volume and loads travelin...


Corrosion Found in Failed PA Pipeline

The U.S. Department of Transportation agency devoted to pipeline safety has reportedly identified evidence of corrosion and a possible flaw in the weld coating of a natural gas pipeline that...


Flint Residents Take EPA to Task

Just days after the first criminal charges were filed against three city and government officials associated with the Flint water crisis, a Royal Oak, MI, law firm has filed a complaint agai...


Flint Water Officials Face Charges

The first criminal charges have been filed against a former water department employee and two government officials for their conduct related to the water crisis in Flint, MI.


Conference Tackles Corrosion Issues

The U.S. is spending an estimated $500 billion on corrosion, thus finding a long-term, economically sound solution is paramount.


Corrosion: Understanding It, Stopping It

Corrosion reportedly costs the United States more than $500 billion a year. Finding long-term, economically sound solutions for corrosion is highly complex.


Flint Gets ‘Fast Start' on Pipe Updates

Following the flood of public outcry and media attention given to the corrosion of Flint, MI’s lead water pipes, the city has officially begun replacing the service lines of its residents’ h...


Oil Presence May Speed Corrosion

The presence of oil in water is believed to increase the rate of corrosion on ships with steel hulls, according to a research project led by representatives from George Mason University and ...


Caltrans to Tackle Tunnel Corrosion

Although Caltrans originally expressed that the failure to a tunnel wall in the Bay Bridge area was likely an isolated incident, further inspection shows that not to be the case.


PHMSA: Corrosion Root Cause of Spill

A federal pipeline safety agency has formally identified external corrosion as the cause of a May 19, 2015, oil spill along the Santa Barbara, CA, coast.


58K U.S. Bridges Deemed Deficient

Out of over 600,000 U.S. bridges, almost 10 percent are designated as structurally deficient


Caltrans, Builder Look to Arbitration

When it comes to expenses from construction of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, both the state transportation agency and the primary contractor feel they have money coming to them.


Caltrans Probes Tunnel Corrosion Risk

Caltrans officials have a new corrosion investigation on their hands: the Bay Bridge’s Yerba Buena Island tunnel, which links the western span and the new eastern span of the San Francisco-O...


Coatings for the Oil & Gas Industry

The unique challenges of coatings for the oil and gas industry is the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Bridge Work Could Dry Niagara Falls

With a gushing flow visited by millions each year, it seems nothing could shut off the splash of Niagara Falls—except maybe bridge construction.


Bay Bridge Leaks Get Low-Cost Fix

Water leaking into support structures of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been a concern for engineers as early as the construction phase. Now, they have hit upon a relatively inexpe...


EPA Takes Over Lead Testing in Flint

In what has become a national crisis over localized contaminated drinking water, the federal Environmental Protection Agency said it would be taking over water testing and ordering an indepe...


Air Force Discusses Corrosion Control

Coatings and corrosion control help more than just metal—they also help in national defense.


Feds Help Flint in Water Crisis

The National Guard is delivering bottles of water in a Michigan community that has been plagued with lead coming out of its taps, a problem that could cost more than $1.5 billion to fix.


Free Resource Shares CUI Know-How

From understanding the basics to methods for prevention and mitigation, a new eBook from JPCL delves into the phenomenon of corrosion


UV Lantern Built for Inspections

TQC has introduced a UV inspection lantern that the company says is capable of detecting contaminations that react under UV illumination but cannot be seen by the naked eye.


Corrosion Inhibitor Comes as a Spray

Cortec has introduced a spray version of one of its corrosion protection materials that the company says offers a more convenient way to protect metal parts that need a light coating of oil ...


Pipeline Blasts Lead to Jail Time

The Chinese government has sentenced 14, including former officials of a state-owned energy company and government officials, for corrosion-related pipeline blasts that killed more than 60 p...


Concrete ‘Crystal’ Key to Degradation

Organic materials could provide an answer to degenerative aging concrete structures now that scientists have found a physical structure that appears to be causing much of the damage.


Study: Concrete 'Crystal' Key to Aging

Researchers believe they may be closer to finding a solution for a common concrete bridge and dam aging problem.


Citric Acid-Based Gel Tackles Rust

A new citric-acid-based rust remover announced by PPG Industries’ industrial coatings division is touted as a safe, environmentally friendly option for removing rust and mill scale.


Coating to Insulate Hot, Cold Surfaces

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings group has introduced an insulative acrylic coating for industrial systems that the company says helps eliminate corrosion under insulation (CUI)...


Third Lawsuit Filed in Ship’s Sinking

A federal lawsuit has been filed by the family of one of the crewmembers of the El Faro, which sank earlier this month during a hurricane.


‘Major Deficiencies’ Found in Big Dig

Just 33 years after its conception and less than 10 years after completion, one of the most expensive and controversial highway projects in the U.S. has developed several ongoing problems.


Big Time Repairs Needed for Big Ben

Time is precious for Big Ben; the iconic 156-year-old London monument needs £29 million ($45 million) in “urgent repairs,” reports relate.


Falling Concrete Spurs Blame Game

Debris falling from the Ambassador Bridge led to the closure last week of three streets that run beneath it on the Canada side of the aging structure.


Webinar Zeroes in on Wastewater

The wastewater environment poses its own special considerations. An upcoming free webinar focuses on everything you need to related to coatings in wastewater applications


New Lab Caters to Oil, Gas Industry

Global laboratory-based testing group Exova has opened its first facility in the northeast United States, according to the company’s announcement Monday (Oct. 12).


Experts Weigh in on Bay Bridge Cable

Concerns about corrosion on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have prompted a team of bridge professionals to ask for quick action to protect the main cable supporting the bridge.


Firm Touts Top Tech of 2015

Anti-corrosion coatings are among the top technologies expected to show the most advancement and influence this year, a new research report indicates.


New Rust Concern Lurks on Bay Bridge

Corrosion on the new Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge has been a topic of consideration for quite some time, but while focus has been on tower rods, a new area of the bridge has been singled...


University Team Tackles Corrosion

A coatings project at North Dakota State University (NDSU) not only seeks to improve the safety of pipelines when it comes to corrosion protection, but also enhances the career path of the s...


Corrosion Summit Registration Open

Finishing Solutions Network has announced its upcoming 2015 Corrosion Summit, to be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at Painters District Council 30 Headquarters in Aurora, IL.


Corrosion-Resistant Light Debuts

Larson Electronics is offering a hazardous location LED light fixture that is designed to be resistant to corrosion in marine environments.


Corrosion Fuels Pipeline Opposition

Canadian groups opposed to a transcontinental pipeline proposal are saying that corrosion problems affecting another major pipeline could happen to the new one.


Fighting Corrosion the 18th Century Way

Scientists at a Chinese research facility are working on an alternative to coatings to help fight corrosion in the country’s naval fleet. The role of bacteria in corrosion and the antibacter...


Corrosion Affects City Water Supply

The city of Flint, MI, has a problem with severe iron and lead corrosion in its water distribution system. Marc Edwards, an expert on municipal water quality, is seeking ways to address the ...


Pipeline Replacement Promotes Safety

While the findings from a university study of gas pipelines may not be all that surprising, they do reinforce the importance of maintaining infrastructure for public safety.


Investor Lawsuit Calls Out Pipeline Co.

In the aftermath of an oil spill caused by a corroded pipeline, a Houston pipeline transportation and storage firm finds itself the target of a lawsuit filed by one of its own shareholders.


Corrosion Inhibitor Reaches Tough Spots

Cortec Corp. has introduced a product that can help inhibit corrosion in hard-to-reach areas.


AAMA Offers Updated Coatings Specs

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has announced the publication of AAMA 907 “Voluntary Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings on Carbon Steel Components Used in Wi...


Queensferry Tackles Corrosion, Records

Scotland’s largest transportation infrastructure project in years is making progress, resolving corrosion concerns and setting records along the way.


Drone's-Eye View for Bridge Inspection

A research team at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is working to develop unmanned surface vehicles aimed at making bridge inspections safer and more efficient.


Corrosion Detection Built for Space

What do soil pollution and the European Space Agency (ESA) have to do with pipe corrosion? A joint venture between it and a Dutch company established an earth-based method for pipeline owner...


Zinc-Rich Primer Helps Fight Corrosion

Axalta Coating Systems has introduced two new Ganicin organic zinc-rich primers.


NACE Shares 2015 Career Data

Compensation for corrosion professionals in the U.S., Canada and Europe has grown, while those in the United Kingdom experienced a slight decline in salary, as reported by a new survey from ...


Probe Measures Coating up to 100mm

WINDSOR, CT--A new measurement device from Fischer, the FA100, is intended to assess coating thickness for oil pipelines, including the multi-layer polypropylene structures required for deep...


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.


Free eBook Examines Pipeline Coatings

PITTSBURGH--From specification to performance, exploring the critical role of protective coatings in transmission pipelines is the subject of a new eBook from JPCL.


Dizzying: Inspecting the Gateway Arch

ST. LOUIS--Some monumental missions call for dizzying videos.


Inspection Rule #1: Don't Look Down

ST. LOUIS--It is a rare breed that can work at great heights. And few of those stalwarts have the opportunity to share their dizzying view of daily life with us mortals who are outside that ...


Photos Reveal Doomed Pipe's Corrosion

SANTA BARBARA--Newly released images of a pipeline rotted through by corrosion are raising new questions about the structure, which ruptured May 19 and spewed 101,000 gallons of heavy crude ...


Paris Bridges Divorce Love Locks

PARIS—Attention, Benjamin + Suzanne and thousands of fellow lovebirds: Bridges in the City of Love are no longer that into you.


The 1%: 2 Bridge Rods Fail Pull Tests

OAKLAND, CA—Two of the steel rods used for seismic stability on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have failed testing that simulates a strong earthquake, California transportation officia...


Slumping WI Bridge Laid to Corrosion

GREEN BAY, WI—A "highly unusual environment" of fly ash, clay and bacteria bred the severe corrosion that sank part of the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge in 2013, officials announced.


University Graduates First Corrosion Class

AKRON, OH—The first baccalaureate corrosion engineering program in the U.S. has walked its inaugural class across the commencement stage and into careers as corrosion problem solvers.


Pipeline Worker Avoids Prison for Spill

MILWAUKEE, WI—A former Shell Pipeline Company corrosion coordinator won't spend any time in prison for lying about his negligence, which led to a pipeline leak that released over 9,000 gallo...


Bay Bridge Leaks Cause Blame Dispute

SAN FRANCISCO—The ongoing struggle to remove water seeping through parts of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has led to an exchange of finger-pointing between California engineers and th...


Failure Model May Avert the Real Thing

LINCOLN, NE—A new model that can simulate sub-surface corrosion damage could help head off structural failures and design stronger materials, its developers say.


Study: Arch 'Serviceable' Despite Stains

ST. LOUIS—Defects on the 50-year-old skin of the nation's tallest monument are no more than age spots and birth marks and do not signify any structural damage, a new engineering inspection c...


Report: Monument Sound under Stains

ST. LOUIS—Discolorations and blemishes on the stainless-steel exterior of the U.S.'s tallest monument reflect no "significant corrosion or distress"—but a little careful cleaning of the 50-y...


Tank Corrosion, Collapse Spur Hearing

Corrosion that was eating "its way upward" in a water tank was allegedly ignored for years, leading to a catastrophic collapse that sent a flood of water through a nearby church, Kentucky in...


The Bot Will See Your Parking Deck Now

Inspecting acres of concrete for subtle signs of corrosion could soon get a whole lot easier, thanks to new technology being developed in Germany.


Robot Inspector Gets the Big Jobs Done

Bridge inspectors tasked with scrutinizing vast expanses of concrete for critical signs of corrosion could soon have the help of a high-tech assistant.


Permasense Moves into North America

Permasense, a global manufacturer of remote pipeline monitoring technology, has opened its first North American office in Houston, TX.


Bay Bridge Test Shows Signs of Cracking

Testing has revealed tiny cracks on one of hundreds of improperly grouted anchor rods that were left to soak in water on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, transportation officials say.


Broken Cable Again Closes WV Bridge

Frigid temperatures are being blamed for snapping a cable on one of the U.S.'s oldest bridges, shutting it down for emergency repairs for the second time in two years.


Pee-Induced Corrosion Fells Pole

In South Africa, if you pee on a light pole, urine for some corrosion.


PG&E Fined $530K for Safety Issues

Years of botched pipeline inspections and worker qualification problems have dropped a new $530,000 fine on embattled Pacific Gas and Electric Co., California regulators announced.


Decrepit Pipe Repair 'Alarmingly' Slow

Nearly half of a Pennsylvania utility's pipelines are "at risk," and the 80-year time frame for replacement just isn't fast enough, state regulators are saying.


Tool Records Corrosion for Well Work

A newly redesigned tool provides recorded corrosion and temperature data for downhole operation in production wells.


Pipeline Inspector Guilty of Lapses

A former Shell Pipeline Company employee responsible for corrosion monitoring will pay $19 million in restitution and face up to 15 years in prison for his role in a pipeline leak that relea...


Global Effort Targets Onshore Corrosion

A leading technical society is calling on oil and gas industry experts to collaborate on a global project to fight external corrosion of onshore pipelines.


Storm-Damaged Tunnels Need $689M

Amtrak tunnels in New York City will require $689 million to repair corrosion and cracking caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, according to a new engineering report.


New Water Issues Bedevil Bay Bridge

After spending millions on extensive testing, California officials have revealed a new round of corrosion issues plaguing the $6.4 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.


Truckers Ignore Emergency Bridge Limits

Rushing to act after an engineering analysis showed a busy bridge failing, New York State officials imposed emergency load limits on the span—only to have truckers ignore them.


Robot Busts Corrosion on Swiss Bridges

Hard-to-reach spots during bridge inspections are getting a little help from a wall- and ceiling-climbing robot.


Water Additive Eyed in Corroded Sewers

A surprising connection between water treatment and wastewater management could be causing the sewers in Australia to quickly corrode.


Repair vs. Replace: A Look at Rust

Determining how costly a rusty coating system will be to repair or replace is the focus of a new how-to video that breaks down corrosion distribution.


Corrosion Threat Seen to 500K Tanks

A half-million storage tanks installed below 156,000 gas stations in the United States could be harboring a "hidden hazard" in need of a pricey fix, federal scientists are warning.


Corrosion Salaries Head Up and Down

North American corrosion professionals are significantly outearning their European counterparts, according to a new survey by NACE International.


CSB: Corroded Tanks Were Not Inspected

Severe corrosion damage unchecked by adequate inspections likely caused a January chemical spill that left nearly 300,000 West Virginians without drinking water for almost a week, according ...


Statue to Live with its Unkind Cut

The bronze King of the Beasts that has stood sentry outside Spain’s Parliament for more than a century will remain anatomically incorrect.


Coatings Fraud Allegations Dismissed

A Massachusetts maker of coatings and spray equipment has withdrawn its claim that a licensee-turned-competitor built the new business on stolen information.


Spain Denies Lion New Loins

Worried about corrosion, Spanish officials have sacked a petition to add testicles to a bronze lion statue in front of the country's Parliament building in Madrid.


Navy Project to Spy Hidden Corrosion

High-speed, nondestructive imaging that can detect corrosion under marine coatings has taken a million-dollar step forward, under a new U.S. Navy contract.


Germ Resistance Suffers Sweaty Defeat

Human perspiration can quickly cause enough corrosion of brass objects in schools and hospitals to render them powerless against some bacteria, scientists in the UK have found.


New Film Shrinks Protection to Fit

Cortec Corp. has unwrapped a new military-grade corrosion inhibitor in shrink-film form.


Bay Bridge Fixes Could Add Millions

Crucial components for the seismic stability of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge top a list of flaws that could add millions of dollars in maintenance to what is already the world's ...


Battelle Beads Detect Early Corrosion

A new bead not only senses corrosion but also starts to heal the microscopic cracks it causes, according to Battelle Memorial Institute.


A Fight to Root Out Pipeline Corrosion

A California utility is locked in a showdown with private and public property owners over its plan to remove hundreds of trees that are damaging and corroding area pipelines.


Australia Takes on Aging Pipelines

An Australian university is tackling the country’s aging pipeline needs with a new industry-backed research center and a novel coatings sensor.


Pipe Corrosion Blamed in UT Blast

Pipeline walls thinned by corrosion and uninspected for over 20 years caused a major explosion at a Utah refinery—a scenario that has become “all too familiar,” federal officials announced.


Corrosion Reported on New Bay Bridge

Cable sections supporting the $6.4 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are showing signs of corrosion seven months after the bridge opened to traffic, an investigation by The Sacrame...


Corrosion, Alarm Issues Cited in Blast

Deteriorated coatings, ineffective cathodic protection, and a 24-year gap in inspections led to the rupture of a severely corroded pipeline and subsequent massive fire in West Virginia, fede...


Deterioration Blamed in Fatal Collapse

Significant deterioration, weathering and corrosion caused a walkway collapse that killed a firefighter last month at the University of Missouri, engineers have found.


Deep-Sea Pipes Get Medical Touch

An X-ray machine used to detect fractured bones is being souped up to give the same treatment to fractured pipelines in the crushing depths of the ocean.


New Bay Bridge Span Leaking

Hundreds of leaks have sprouted in a supposedly watertight part of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge's new span, and state transportation officials are trying to determine why.


Bay Bridge Inspectors Rebut Critics

Naysayers who challenged the integrity of officials on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge project skewed information to provide a misleading account, a new review contends.


Inquiry: Bay Bridge Concerns Quashed

Critics were fired or reassigned, safety questions deflected, information suppressed, and a “malicious” lack of transparency shrouded construction of the world's most expensive bridge, a new...


SSPC Increases College Scholarships

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will offer more assistance to North American college students next academic year, the organization has announced.


Corrosion Springs $17M Project Surprise

The unexpected discovery of “significantly corroded” structural steel at an Ontario redevelopment project has dealt the project partners an eight-figure repair bill—and a major beef over who...


$17M Repair Divides Stadium Partners

Severe corrosion of structural steel beams at a stadium renovation project in Ottawa, ON, has sparked debate over who should foot the $17 million repair bill.


EPA Slams Chevron in Refinery Blast

Already shouldering $963,200 in state fines, oil giant Chevron is now facing $37,500 a day in federal penalties from a corrosion-related blast that endangered 19 workers and sent 15,000 peop...


New Corrosion Conference Aims at Owners

Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2014, a new one-day conference focused on helping U.S. facility owners tackle that $500 billion-a-year problem, will debut March 13 in the Chicago area.


Report Assails Bay Bridge Assurances

A chorus of safety concerns by independent engineers has rapidly drowned out the fanfare over the recent opening of the new $6.4 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.


Best Practices:
When Stainless Isn’t So Stainless

“Stainless” steel is the name given to a group of corrosion-resistant and high-temperature steels that possess in excess of 10.5 - 11% chromium content. Their remarkable resistance to corros...


Electricity Jolts Corrosion Research

Researchers have made a shocking discovery about bridge corrosion: Electricity may be able to detect rusting reinforcing steel.


New Guide on Corrosive Drywall Offered

Technical guidance on assessing and addressing the corrosive drywall plaguing tens of thousands of U.S. structures is now available from the American Industrial Hygiene Association.


Bridge Corrosion Closes MN Highway

A Minnesota interstate has been shut down after corrosion ate away at a bridge support, reportedly to the point that inspectors could see right through it.


NACE Tallying Corrosion’s Global Cost

NACE International has launched a two-year global study to determine the financial and societal toll of corrosion on infrastructure, utilities, transportation, the military and other sectors...


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.


4 Firms Share $50M Corrosion Contract

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded four companies a total of $50 million in contracts with exclusive rights to compete for corrosion prevention work.


Lightning Eyed in Pipeline Failure

Lightning may be to blame for a pipeline hole that leaked 20,000 barrels of crude oil in North Dakota, new reports say.


Mall Investigation: Litany of Failures

A drumbeat of neglect, indifference, professional lapses and outright defiance in the face of years of structural red flags resounded through the seven-month investigation into the fatal col...


Pipeline Errors Could Cost PG&E $6.75M

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is facing a proposed $6.75 million fine after a California judge ruled that the embattled utility delayed and attempted to mislead regulators when it revealed reco...


$20M Inquiry into Fatal Collapse Ends

Tales of owner neglect, failed waterproofing, poor design, missing specifications and numerous other problems highlighted the 117-day, $20 million public inquiry into the deadly collapse of ...


Coating Signals Corrosion Colorfully

A new corrosion-sensing coating that incorporates nanocapsules would flag underlying corrosion by changing colors, researchers say.


67 Global Heritage Sites in Danger

Corrosion, development pressures, lean budgets and civil strife are endangering the future of 67 cultural-heritage sites worldwide, according to a new "watch list" issued by the World Monume...


Corrosion Eyed in ND Pipeline Leak

A ruptured six-inch pipeline has spewed over 20,000 barrels of oil in North Dakota, and an initial investigation points to corrosion, state officials said.


Nuclear Plant Finds Blister, Corrosion

A Pennsylvania nuclear plant is again reporting a coating defect and corrosion in one of its units, near the site of decayed wood left in the structure.


Corrosion Blamed for Drooping Bridge

Corrosion caused a concrete pier on a Green Bay bridge to sink two feet, leaving a 400-foot section of the structure sagging across all lanes, Wisconsin officials have determined.


Creaform Upgrades Pipeline Software

Creaform has released an updated version of its software platform for pipeline corrosion and mechanical damage assessment, developed for pipeline operators and NDT service companies.


Exova Develops Custom Cracking Test

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


DoD Corrosion Conference Goes Virtual

If you have web access, you can attend this year’s Department of Defense Corrosion Conference next month—free, from anywhere in the world.


DoD Raps Corrosion Training, Technology

The U.S. military could fight corrosion damage far more effectively with better cooperation, training and communication among the various service branches, the Department of Defense has conc...


NACE Offers Free Bridge Corrosion Paper

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.


Free eBook Tackles High-Rise Coatings

Collected technical expertise on coatings for high-rise structures is now available as a free new eBook from Durability + Design.


‘Internet of Things’: Safety’s Future?

The world is getting its first glimpse into how machine-to-machine wireless communication (the so-called "Internet of Things") could change the face of preventive maintenance for bridges and...


2013 Corrosion Salaries Set Records

Call it a rust-to-riches story. Corrosion careers are paying better than ever, with record-high average annual salaries for professionals in the United States, Canada and the European Union,...


Steel Saddle Can’t Save Bridge Schedule

Repairing dozens of broken bolts on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will push back the span's highly anticipated Labor Day opening by months, officials have conceded.


Corrosion, Overloaded Cargo Sank Ship

Corrosion and a significantly weakened structure contributed to a sinking cargo ship that saw the loss of six lives, according to an investigation report published on Wednesday (June 12).


EPA: Water Infrastructure Needs $384B

Drinking water infrastructure across the country is rapidly approaching the end of its lifespan and will need over $384 billion in improvements over the next two decades, a newly released su...


DOD Urged to Spruce Up Corrosion Plans

The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force all need some spit and polish on their corrosion prevention and control programs, federal auditors say.


USAF Offers $7M for Corrosion R&D

The U.S. Air Force Academy is making $7 million in grant money available for research and development of protective coatings, test methods and materials to fight corrosion.


Agency Probed on Bad Bolt Decision

Legislators grilled California Department of Transportation officials on Tuesday, May 14, about the decision-making process that led to building the new Bay Bridge eastern span with galvaniz...


Hull Holes Laid to Coating Damage

Coating damage and inadequate cathodic protection caused the corrosion that left holes in the hull of a brand-new $500 million Coast Guard cutter, an internal investigation has concluded.


$2.25B Fine Urged in Pipeline Blast

The California utility responsible for a fatal pipeline explosion is likely in for an "astronomical" fine after investigators turned up dozens of preventable problems dating back decades.


EPA Rips State Dept.’s Pipeline Review

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is again lambasting the State Department’s review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, calling the assessment inadequate and insufficiently attentiv...


NACE Names Education Director

NACE International - The Corrosion Society has announced the appointment of Matthew M. Miller as Director of Education.


Blast QC Opens Video Learning Series

A how-to guide to determining blast cleanliness opens an original 30-part series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.


Hearing: Mall Owners Wanted Out

The original owners of the Elliot Lake Mall wanted to sell the troubled property 20 years ago, because they were unable to repair the chronically leaking roof, a representative of the compan...


Contractor’s Widow Loses $1.2M Award

A federal appeals court has thrown out a $1.2 million award to the widow of a contractor who was fatally struck by a poorly installed gutter while working at a military base.


Mall Study: Extreme Corrosion Unnoticed

The only surprise in last summer's fatal cave-in at an Ontario shopping mall is that it didn't happen a lot sooner.


Design Cited in Fatal Mall Cave-in

Engineers investigating the deadly collapse at Algo Centre Mall in Ontario say it’s surprising that the 32-year-old structure did not fail sooner.


Corroded Organ Music to Chemist’s Ears

Ancient organ pipes throughout Europe are suffering corrosion damage—so much so that some instruments can no longer produce sound.


DOD-Led Exhibit Spotlights Corrosion

A new permanent exhibit mounted by the biggest names in rust busting targets the scourge of corrosion and encourages students to unlock the mysteries of materials degradation at the Orlando ...


Ancient Organs Focus of Corrosion Study

An organ-playing chemist has found a way to combine her passion for music and science by studying corrosion in centuries-old organ pipes.


Protective Coating Skips Pretreatment

Researchers in Spain have developed a coating that reportedly offers enhanced corrosion protection to steel and other metals while eliminating the need for pretreatment.


Corrosion Closes Oldest Vehicle Bridge

A snapped cable has forced the closure of the oldest vehicular suspension bridge still in use in the United States, West Virginia transportation officials said this week.


CoatingsPro Names New Editor

NACE International has appointed Stephanie Marie Chizik as the new editor of CoatingsPro Magazine, the society's bimonthly publication.


EPA Reveals Corrosion, Failures
Plaguing ExxonMobil Refinery

ExxonMobil is operating the United States' second-largest refinery with hundreds of corroded pipes, a record of overdue inspections, noncompliance with its own procedures, and a series of in...


Coatings Blamed for Aircraft Fuel Leak

Flawed coatings are responsible for a fuel leak in Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft, investigators in Japan have determined after a slew of problems have grounded the planes worldwide.


Corrosion, Low Inhibitors Ruptured Pipe

Insufficient corrosion inhibitors and severe corrosion caused a pipe rupture that triggered a massive explosion and blaze last year at Chevron's refinery last year in Richmond, CA, investiga...


Texas A&M Launches Corrosion Center

Today's professionals and tomorrow's recruits in the war on corrosion, especially in the oil and gas sector, will have the help of a new national corrosion center focusing on the field's sci...


Corrosion? Yep, There’s an App for That

It won't threaten Fruit Ninja or Pandora, but a new reference-packed corrosion app for engineers is finding its own success.


Cert Programs Join New NACE Institute

NACE International has moved its corrosion certification programs to the new NACE International Institute.


Record Year for Pipeline Fines

Rounding out a year of record enforcement actions against the pipeline industry for coatings, corrosion and other violations, U.S. regulators have levied nearly $200,000 in fines against Col...


Golden Gate Needs Extra Rust Repairs

Extensive corrosion found this month on the Golden Gate Bridge will require more immediate repairs and extra funding for the current seismic retrofitting contract.


WV Pipe Thinned By Heavy Corrosion

Heavy corrosion caused a pipeline wall to thin to one-fourth of its original thickness, leading to its rupture in December, a new federal report has found.


Feds Order Pipeline Review After Blast

A section of pipeline in West Virginia has been determined “hazardous to life, property, and the environment,” federal investigators stated in a corrective order in response to a December 20...


Corrosion Stirs Removal of Tunnel Panels

Scores of 100-pound coated metal panels have been removed from two Boston tunnels after one broke from its frame and fell, authorities say.


Customers to Foot Half of Pipeline Bill

Two years after a California pipeline explosion killed eight people and demolished a neighborhood, the utility's customers have been handed the bill: $299 million.


Peeling Paint Reveals Structure Threat

Peeling paint in a Winnipeg public facility has tipped off local officials to a major structural problem, averting a possibly disastrous collapse, according to officials in the capital city ...


 
 
   

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