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The coatings industry mourns the loss of Jim Johnson
The coatings industry mourns the loss of Jim Johnson
James R. Johnson, founder of CHLOR*RID International, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at his home in Yaak, Montana, of natural causes. He had been active in several of the NACE coatings technical committees since 1991 and was active with the Soci...
High-strength alloys and connection options for extreme HPHT wells
High-strength alloys and connection options for extreme HPHT wells
Ultra-high-pressure and high-temperature (HPHT) wells are challenging the limits of tubular performance, in terms of metallurgy and threaded connections. But higher pressures and temperatures are only part of the challenge. Carbon steel, hot-rolled chr...
Damaged Rio Olympics medals soil athletes' memories of 2016
Damaged Rio Olympics medals soil athletes' memories of 2016
Organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games were forced to address the fact that more than 130 Olympic medals handed out in 2016 were defective in some way and had been returned for repairs. Some now had visible rust, black spots, or some other corr...
Testing shows elevated lead levels in Pittsburgh water
Testing shows elevated lead levels in Pittsburgh water
Lead levels in Pittsburgh's drinking water are back above the Environmental Protection Agency's action level of 15 parts per billion.
Soil-side corrosion causes premature failure of oil storage tank bottom plates
Soil-side corrosion causes premature failure of oil storage tank bottom plates
Without an effective cathodic protection system and no other means of corrosion control, the tank floor was exposed to a severe form of bacterial and underdeposit corrosion.
Are nanometals dead on arrival?
Are nanometals dead on arrival?
In terms of strength and hardness, as well as return on investment, nanometals could revolutionize industries from automotive to infrastructure.