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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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