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4 New Ways to Beat Corrosion

Corrosion can place a big financial hole in profits and wreak havoc on the environment. However 2015 brings some promising new technologies to the forefront. From earth robots to NASA space technology, 2015 could change the way we detect oil and gas pipeline corrosion.   Here are 4 new ways to beat corrosion:   1. [...]

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Requirements for Maintaining Underground Storage Tanks

source   Underground storage tanks (UST) have a storied history, but did you know the United States has over one million USTs that contain gas, water or other hazardous liquids? And although these liquids are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), many of the USTs have leaked or are currently leaking.   And [...]

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Oil and Gas Industry Partners Join Together to Prevent Pipeline Corrosion

source   Pipeline corrosion is a huge headache. The last thing project managers want to hear is that microbes in the soil are chomping away at pipeline projects that they have spent years on.   The European-based DNV GL, a global maritime and oil and gas safety consulting and accreditation organization, feels that the oil [...]

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The Battle Against Corrosion

There was a time in my teenage years when I was in love with love. It was torture. So when I first heard of “love locks” on Paris’s Pont des Arts bridge, I unofficially knew I was going to get married there with white doves singing and flying overhead as I walked down the aisle. [...]

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Corrosion Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Corrosion is all around us. In school we were taught that when iron is exposed to oxygen, iron oxide, or rust, is formed very slowly. But when iron and oxygen come in contact with water, rust forms much quicker.     But watching rust form is like watching paint dry – only at a much [...]

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Coatings CEO says our ‘Chemical Society’ is Costing Hundreds of Billions of Dollars Annually in Corrosion Damage

Jukka Huotari   RENO, NEVADA, JULY 21, 2014 – Castagra Products Inc. CEO, Peter Roosen, says US steel-based infrastructure components, whether they be cars, steel tanks, bridges, or ships, are as vulnerable to corrosion now as they were 50 years ago.   “We live in a society dominated by corrosive chemicals that can be airborne, [...]

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Fun Corrosion Logos [Parody]

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You Love the Corrosion Industry Too Much If…

(Updated Dec 2, 2015)   1. You disagree with this statement: “More boring than watching paint dry”   2. You have nightmares about bad surface prep.   3. You can’t go 2 minutes without referring to one of the following acronyms: ASME, ANSI, ASTM, AWS, NACE, ASIC, SSPC, API   4. You can’t look at [...]

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Coatings as Corrosion Control in Water Distribution Systems

Corrosion is the slow decay and deterioration of a substance by chemical action moving inward from the surface. Corrosion can occur on the inside or outside of the metal surfaces of storage facilities in water distribution systems; however, using a storage tank coating can control corrosion. There are many factors that can influence the rate [...]

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