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Faced with hardware failures, oil and gas industry says, 'We've got this'
Faced with hardware failures, oil and gas industry says, 'We've got this'
Andy Woodfield of GE Aviation has a hopeful message for a guy who leads off with a horrible accident. The July 19, 1989, plane crash in Sioux City, Iowa, that he opens with killed 111 people and injured 172 more, after a minuscule defect in a titanium ...
New app aids Naval Aviation corrosion training
New app aids Naval Aviation corrosion training
The "Aviation Corrosion Challenge" app, offering Sailors and Marines an interactive, score-based gaming scenario for identifying corrosion, became available in app stores Feb. 8.
Robotic inspections used for nondestructive testing on concrete bridges
Robotic inspections used for nondestructive testing on concrete bridges
New geophysical nondestructive inspection technology uses robotics to improve the early detection of structural issues or degradation on bridges. The robotic systems utilize nondestructive test protocols to x-ray concrete and other infrastructure, maki...
Limiting and combating corrosion in produced water systems
Limiting and combating corrosion in produced water systems
Let's talk about corrosion. Specifically, corrosion in oil and gas.
Structural work on Bay Bridge complete, but questions remain about subpar steel
Structural work on Bay Bridge complete, but questions remain about subpar steel
Nearly four years after opening to motorists, the final structural repair work on the Bay Bridge is complete, Caltrans engineers said, but questions about subpar steel and ongoing corrosion issues remain.
Eyes-only inspection didn't see Ohio fair ride's corrosion
Eyes-only inspection didn't see Ohio fair ride's corrosion
Ohio's state ride inspections aren't designed to catch the type of damage its manufacturer said led to its catastrophic failure at the Ohio State Fair, killing an 18-year-old man and injuring seven others.
72-hour countdown for water tank repair
72-hour countdown for water tank repair
Imagine the stopwatch starting before you even get to the jobsite for a steel tank lining and coating job. Imagine on top of that, when you arrive on site, there are enough holes in the steel to make it look a bit like Swiss cheese.
As leaks spring up, Ojai, California, learns the magnitude of its city's pipe corrosion
As leaks spring up, Ojai, California, learns the magnitude of its city's pipe corrosion
They call it the "leak a week." Every few days, an aging pipe in Ojai, California, cracks or bursts, spilling water into the street. Maintenance crews with the Casitas Municipal Water District drive out to fix it, and within a few more days, another pi...
Testing materials for corrosion in an Icelandic geothermal environment
Testing materials for corrosion in an Icelandic geothermal environment
Geothermal power is Iceland's single largest source of energy; however, geothermal steam contains noncondensable gases that are considered to be either greenhouse, corrosive, or toxic.
Industry fears overreach from gas pipeline safety advisory
Industry fears overreach from gas pipeline safety advisory
Natural gas industry groups are still decoding a federal agency's advice for identifying threats to safe pipeline operations and say they are concerned that it may overreach.
Corrosion protection in dry-pipe systems
Corrosion protection in dry-pipe systems
Corrosion in automatic fire sprinkler systems is a concern to those who design, install, and maintain these systems. The black, foul-smelling water that is sometimes discharged from sprinkler systems during flushing and flow testing is the result of co...
Detecting corrosion through data
Detecting corrosion through data
Corrosion is a fact of life in offshore environments, and offshore production costs are significantly impacted by it. It is often a known unknown, and this makes business and investment decisions that need to consider its impact harder and riskier.
Piece of 1888 Colorado Springs infrastructure uncovered
Piece of 1888 Colorado Springs infrastructure uncovered
A project for improving the future of Colorado Springs just uncovered a still working piece of infrastructure from the city's earliest days. "It's stamped 1888," said Michael Lovato with Colorado Springs Utilities. He is referring to a massive water ma...
Corrosion 'hot spots' found at Central Florida football stadium
Corrosion 'hot spots' found at Central Florida football stadium
An engineering study reports significant corrosion, due to poor coating selection and application, that led to structural damage in many locations at a major college football stadium in Florida.
Neutrons improve weld integrity of underwater wind turbine foundations
Neutrons improve weld integrity of underwater wind turbine foundations
Massive offshore structures like oil rigs and wind turbines are designed to withstand the myriad punishments oceans tend to mete out. However, over time, just the saltwater itself can significantly decrease the durability of a structure's welds.
Coating methods for corrosion protection
Coating methods for corrosion protection
Corrosion is a cancer. It arrives uninvited and if left unchecked destroys the structural metals used in everything from trailers, truck bodies and transmissions, to bridges and pipelines, potentially leading to catastrophic results.
Corrosion basics: Stress corrosion cracking
Corrosion basics: Stress corrosion cracking
Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) is a mechanical-chemical process leading to the cracking of certain alloys at stresses below their tensile strength.
Aluminum oxide coatings move like liquids to combat corrosion
Aluminum oxide coatings move like liquids to combat corrosion
Metals may seem tough, but given enough time even plain old air can be their undoing. Oxygen reacts with it to form metal oxides like rust, but now it turns out a metal oxide may come to the rescue. An MIT team has found that aluminum can be protected ...
Chesapeake Bay could have more corrosive water than expected
Chesapeake Bay could have more corrosive water than expected
A study shows for the first time that the oxidation of hydrogen sulfide and ammonia from the bottom waters could be a major contributor to lower pH in coastal oceans and may lead to more rapid acidification in coastal waters compared to the open ocean.
Corrosion basics: Testing protective coatings
Corrosion basics: Testing protective coatings
Coating operations of almost any size must include some type of meaningful test program.
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...
Queen Mary exterior to be treated for corrosion, new paint to restore ship's original colors
Queen Mary exterior to be treated for corrosion, new paint to restore ship's original colors
For the first time in over 15 years, the Queen Mary's exterior will be painted, to be restored to its original colors with the job expected to take about eight months.
Danger below: Rhode Island's gas-pipe network leaks like a sieve
Danger below: Rhode Island's gas-pipe network leaks like a sieve
Rhode Island's natural gas distribution system has a troubling percentage of bare steel and iron pipes - outdated materials prone to corrosion and cracking that need to be replaced for the public's safety.
Study: Graphene technology boosts performance of epoxy coatings
Study: Graphene technology boosts performance of epoxy coatings
Initial test results have shown higher corrosion resistance, increased mechanical strength, and better abrasion resistance when using epoxy resin-based coatings formulated with graphene.
An alternative view of the cathodic protection mechanism on buried pipelines
An alternative view of the cathodic protection mechanism on buried pipelines
The application of CP polarizes steel in the electronegative direction, while raising the pH at the interface at the same time.
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.
The three major types of automotive aluminum corrosion
The three major types of automotive aluminum corrosion
As the aluminum F-150 generation enters its fourth year on the market and its two top truck competitors Silverado and 1500 join it with increased aluminum content, repairers should familiarize themselves with the types of corrosion which can occur on t...
Coated SPF plugs leaks at Arctic radar complex
Coated SPF plugs leaks at Arctic radar complex
A regional contractor developed a spray polyurethane foam system for two domed buildings sitting beneath the Indian Mountain Long Range Radar Station maintained by regional defense contractor ARCTEC Alaska.
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...
Offshore repairs prove viability of composites
Offshore repairs prove viability of composites
Composite technologies are changing the way corrosion repairs are carried out on offshore assets. Though there has been slow adoption of this technology in the oil and gas industry, it is a proven alternative that merits further examination.
World's highest railway bridge is coming up over the Chenab River in India
World's highest railway bridge is coming up over the Chenab River in India
In around two years from now, the Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir, India, is expected to be 115 feet taller than the Eiffel Tower.
'Potential life safety hazards' forcing closure of Pittsburgh Public Works facility
'Potential life safety hazards' forcing closure of Pittsburgh Public Works facility
A Public Works facility in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood is closing after it was found to be structurally deficient, two years after a WPXI-TV investigation exposed the poor conditions. That report first revealed pictures from inside the b...
Protecting steel-reinforced concrete marine structures from corrosion
Protecting steel-reinforced concrete marine structures from corrosion
The major cause of deterioration on steel-reinforced concrete structures located in marine environments is corrosion of the reinforcing steel.
Atomic 're-packing' behind metallic glass mystery
Atomic 're-packing' behind metallic glass mystery
An international collaboration involving Hokkaido University's high-voltage electron microscope has solved a puzzle about the atomic structure of metallic glasses that has baffled scientists for four decades.
Marine coatings evolve for the better
Marine coatings evolve for the better
Innovation and new technology continue to shape the marine coatings market. A narrowing field of global coatings manufacturers offer new products while improving existing ones to meet customer demand.
Long-awaited restoration underway in Derby, Connecticut, on Civil War Monument
Long-awaited restoration underway in Derby, Connecticut, on Civil War Monument
The black grime and greenish corrosion from 140 years of acid rain is being washed away.
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.
The hidden damage done to protective coatings
The hidden damage done to protective coatings
Horizontal directional drilling is increasingly being used to install sections of pipe across many spans that are considered high consequence areas. While regulation currently calls for extra consideration to be given to the coatings used to protect th...
The best 3-D printer materials: Metals edition
The best 3-D printer materials: Metals edition
As powerful as plastics are for -D printing, nothing says "critical parts" like metal additive manufacturing (AM).
New coating material protects concrete pipes from corrosion
New coating material protects concrete pipes from corrosion
A Ph.D. student in the University of British Columbia's Civil Engineering Department has developed a coating material that she says extends the life span of concrete pipes that have been damaged by biodeterioration. "The coating has been successfully t...
Corrosion-resistant FRP products to play key role in rebuilding US infrastructure
Corrosion-resistant FRP products to play key role in rebuilding US infrastructure
No matter where you look, the Department of Transportation (DOT) is scrambling to fix what is broken, the company states.
What should contractors look for in a certified applicator network?
What should contractors look for in a certified applicator network?
What makes a mutually beneficial program in which manufacturers and contractors both benefit? Here is a list of the top five considerations contractors should contemplate before joining any certification network.
Aluminum Association: Different alloy makeup, quality work might curtail corrosion
Aluminum Association: Different alloy makeup, quality work might curtail corrosion
From time to time, you might hear a insurer or body technician argue, "There's been aluminum on cars for years and we've never had a problem with corrosion. We don't need to use separate tools or do all of those extra preparation steps."
Journey to preservation brings cannons used during the Battle of the Alamo to RELLIS Campus
Journey to preservation brings cannons used during the Battle of the Alamo to RELLIS Campus
From the historic mission fortress where the 13-day siege in the battle for Texas independence was fought to an old fire station at a former Air Force base in Bryan, it's been a long journey to preservation for cannons used during the Battle of the Ala...
Microscopic defects make lithium-ion batteries better
Microscopic defects make lithium-ion batteries better
High-performance electrodes for lithium-ion batteries can be improved by paying closer attention to their defects - and capitalizing on them, according to Rice University scientists.
Aluminum-lithium alloys fight back
Aluminum-lithium alloys fight back
When it comes to the aviation industry, new technologies and manufacturing techniques have been mounting a silent revolution in the latest generation of commercial twin-aisle aircraft: the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350. Both these aircraft cont...
Cylinder explosion on cruise ship was due to corrosion
Cylinder explosion on cruise ship was due to corrosion
Investigators in New Zealand say that a fatal gas cylinder explosion aboard the cruise ship Emerald Princess was caused by corrosion.
Beating back corrosion in trucking
Beating back corrosion in trucking
When it comes to refurbishing trailers, Dave Letts says that corrosion problems strike the same areas over and over again largely due to the operating conditions every trucking company must deal with.
The story of a once-unusual material with a still-unusual property
The story of a once-unusual material with a still-unusual property
In the 1980s, a new type of material was discovered. It upended the definition of a crystalline material because its atoms were arranged in a strange, non-repeating manner that was also not entirely chaotic.
Study: Lack of corrosion controls caused Flint water crisis
Study: Lack of corrosion controls caused Flint water crisis
Findings of this new study led by university researchers support the understanding that lead leached into the pipes system in Flint, Michigan.
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 pressure key to more advanced metal alloys
High pressure key to more advanced metal alloys
A new study suggests that high pressure could be the key to developing advanced metal mixtures that are lighter, stronger, and more resistant to heat and corrosion than conventional alloys.
Photosynthesis of anticorrosive protective coatings for steel substrates
Photosynthesis of anticorrosive protective coatings for steel substrates
Novel environment-friendly anticorrosive coating formulations for mild steel substrates based on acrylated oil were prepared by using unsaturated amino acid compounds. The researchers from Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority synthesized the new corrosion ...
Phoenix's main library will be shut down for nearly a year after pipe break
Phoenix's main library will be shut down for nearly a year after pipe break
Phoenix’s main public library will be closed for almost a year to repair millions of dollars in damage caused by a broken pipe in July.
Abandoned 'Battleship Island' is crumbling. Can it be saved?
Abandoned 'Battleship Island' is crumbling. Can it be saved?
When humans left, nature prevailed. On Hashima Island, a 16-acre patch of land off the southern coast of Japan, grass and vines and flowers flourish as concrete and steel wither.
Electric impulses clean industrial water and paints
Electric impulses clean industrial water and paints
A sterilization process for industrial water and paints that uses electric impulses is being developed to address microorganisms that can reproduce in the water and paints and then adversely affect the quality of surface coating.
World's 1st graphene paint launches in the UK
World's 1st graphene paint launches in the UK
Miracle material graphene - considered the strongest substance known to science - has been used to make eco-friendly paint by manufacturer Graphenstone.
Augmented reality combines worlds to make the real world safer
Augmented reality combines worlds to make the real world safer
Pokemon Go is widely credited with popularizing augmented reality technology, which enhances reality when a device such as a phone or a headset overlays digital information (in the form of holograms) onto the real world.
Waterproofing system protects landmark New York bridge
Waterproofing system protects landmark New York bridge
Heavy traffic on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge meant that the 50-year-old upper level deck required replacement to make way for a lighter-weight orthotropic deck consisting of more durable steel.
Characterizing severe bridge pile corrosion in a marine environment
Characterizing severe bridge pile corrosion in a marine environment
Divers conducting inspections of the Mickler-O'Connell Bridge detected heavy corrosion of the steel H-piles. Researchers suspect microbiologically influenced corrosion caused localized degradation.
U.S. FAA proposes stronger corrosion checks on select Boeing aircraft
U.S. FAA proposes stronger corrosion checks on select Boeing aircraft
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (Washington, DC) recently issued a proposal to adopt a new airworthiness directive for select aircraft models by The Boeing Co. This proposed [directive] was prompted by reports of corrosion in the aft fus...
Singapore pipe burst problems cannot be entirely eradicated, say experts
Singapore pipe burst problems cannot be entirely eradicated, say experts
Despite a decline in the overall number of burst water pipes in the last few years in Singapore, experts say the problem cannot be entirely eradicated.
A new approach to corrosion-resistant aerospace designs
A new approach to corrosion-resistant aerospace designs
To help engineers and designers make good design and maintenance material choices by predicting and quantifying galvanic corrosion risk at material interfaces, an easy-to-use software program was developed for the Sea-Based Aviation team under a Small ...
Corrosion prevention using real-time data in oil fields
Corrosion prevention using real-time data in oil fields
In corrosion monitoring of oil and gas fields, there are many techniques that can provide data. Modern high-resolution corrosion monitors, including electrical resistance probes, are available. These instruments can be installed in key locations and co...
Bad sewer pipes turning Columbus, Georgia, road red
Bad sewer pipes turning Columbus, Georgia, road red
One of the bright spots on the south end of Columbus, Georgia, has suffered a huge setback officials didn't expect to occur for a few decades down the road.
How best to stir a steel furnace, and beat corrosion
How best to stir a steel furnace, and beat corrosion
Two steel research projects led by Swansea University - a better way to tackle corrosion, and more efficient use of furnaces - are on a list of only 11 awards, across all subjects and the whole U.K., by the Royal Society, one of the world's most presti...
Cold spray technology designed to repair commercial aircraft parts
Cold spray technology designed to repair commercial aircraft parts
A joint project by The University of Akron and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services is targeting "cold spray" repair of corroded and worn parts on commercial aircraft.
Renovated pump station to help big industry stay cool
Renovated pump station to help big industry stay cool
For the first time since its inception, the Gulf Coast Water Authority (GCWA) in Texas has to replace a pump station to secure a vital supply of cooling water to big industrial facilities lined up along Galveston Bay, from the island to Texas City.
River bottom profiles for pipeline integrity management
River bottom profiles for pipeline integrity management
When conducting ongoing pipeline integrity management programs, it is vital for operators to have access to as much information regarding potential corrosive activity on their pipeline as possible. The data provided from river bottom profiles (RBP) off...
New tantalum alloy resists highly corrosive environments
New tantalum alloy resists highly corrosive environments
The results of recently completed trials show that adding low levels of ruthenium improve the corrosion and hydrogen enrichment resistance a tantalum alloy in both hydrochloric and sulfuric acids at high temperatures.
Can they fix it? Yes, they can!
Can they fix it? Yes, they can!
When an Airman gets into a government-owned vehicle, the assumption is the vehicle will start up with zero issues and be able to help the Airman get from point A to point B.
Corrosion control and the autonomous ship
Corrosion control and the autonomous ship
The remarkable success of autonomous and remotely-controlled vehicles on land and in the air and the interest in this technology being shown within maritime circles suggests that it is only a matter of time before autonomous ships are deployed at sea.
Why Russia's nuclear submarine fleet might be 'sinking'
Why Russia's nuclear submarine fleet might be 'sinking'
By 2030, the bulk of Russia's nuclear-powered attack and cruise-missile submarines will be in their mid-thirties at least — with some pushing into their forties.
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.
Testing for microbiologically influenced corrosion in humid air
Testing for microbiologically influenced corrosion in humid air
Researchers with the Southwest Research Institute conducted experiments to evaluate the presence of microbiologically influenced corrosion under high and low relative humidity conditions when storing spent nuclear fuel in dry storage systems.
Researchers launch new corrosion studies on solar cells
Researchers launch new corrosion studies on solar cells
Researchers from industry, academia, and U.S. Department of Energy laboratories are working together to research the corrosion of solar cells, with a goal of developing longer-lasting photovoltaic panels.
Why efforts to use green fuels sometimes run afoul
Why efforts to use green fuels sometimes run afoul
Most people exercise a healthy dose of caution when handling fuels like gasoline and diesel.
No excuse for cutting corners on corrosion in downstream plants
No excuse for cutting corners on corrosion in downstream plants
Corrosion is a major challenge and an essential risk to contain for any oil and gas operator. Loss of containment can mean loss of process, loss of revenue, expensive repairs and - most importantly - a potentially major safety hazard.
NASA tests laser-printed alloy for future rocket parts
NASA tests laser-printed alloy for future rocket parts
Engineers at NASA say that laser 3-D printing key components for launch rockets made from different metal alloys could cut the cost of future engines by a third — with the time required to make them slashed by half.
Nickel-based coatings may slow corrosion in solar power plants
Nickel-based coatings may slow corrosion in solar power plants
New research at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is aimed at mitigating corrosion levels in concentrating solar power plants with nickel-based coatings.
Indian nuclear plant 'catches smallpox'
Indian nuclear plant 'catches smallpox'
An investigation into leaking pipes at a nuclear power plant in India has resulted in bizarre press reports.
From flatscreen TVs to your smartphone - the element boron deserves more attention
From flatscreen TVs to your smartphone - the element boron deserves more attention
Each time you watch sport on a flatscreen television, or send a message by touching your smartphone screen, give thanks to an unsung hero of the periodic table: boron.
Research project focuses on microbial-induced pipeline corrosion
Research project focuses on microbial-induced pipeline corrosion
A collaborative four-year research project will study microorganisms found in oil and gas pipeline environments and look for trends related to microbiologically influenced corrosion.
Cathodic protection in the water utility industry
Cathodic protection in the water utility industry
Cathodic protection has been a recognized technology for buried metallic pipelines, but hasn't been widely used in the water industry.
U.S. Air Force develops next-generation coatings application booth
U.S. Air Force develops next-generation coatings application booth
A next-generation coatings application booth for F-35 Lightning II aircraft at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is nearly complete and scheduled to begin operations by October 2017.
Metal tires for Mars: 'Shape memory' could help rovers roll
Metal tires for Mars: 'Shape memory' could help rovers roll
A good tire means a lot when the nearest roadside assistance is 34 million miles away. For future rovers that will explore the surface of Mars, NASA scientists have created a tire that contains no air, can handle the rugged Martian terrain, and may eve...
Can Battleship Texas win its war with time, corrosion?
Can Battleship Texas win its war with time, corrosion?
For decades, the USS Texas was one of the most feared battleships in the U.S. Navy. Armed with anti-aircraft guns during World War I, its crew kept German fleets from severing Allies' supply lines.
High-temperature devices made from films that bend as they 'breathe'
High-temperature devices made from films that bend as they 'breathe'
Carrying out maintenance tasks inside a nuclear plant puts severe strains on equipment, due to extreme temperatures that are hard for components to endure without degrading. Now, researchers at MIT and elsewhere have come up with a radically new way to...
Can the Wando River bridge be saved?
Can the Wando River bridge be saved?
The westbound lanes of the James B. Edwards Bridge in Charleston, South Carolina, over the Wando River on Interstate 526 were closed after a weekly inspection discovered a rupture in a corroding area of one of eight main cables that support it.
Researchers on a South Pacific island try a new approach to detoxing the ocean
Researchers on a South Pacific island try a new approach to detoxing the ocean
Nickel mining is contaminating the waters of New Caledonia, and scientists are testing a commonly used approach for protecting metal from corrosion as a technique for removing metal from the ocean.
Researchers develop a way to better predict corrosion from crude oil
Researchers develop a way to better predict corrosion from crude oil
Using X-ray techniques, scientists are developing an analysis tool that can more accurately predict how sulfur compounds in a batch of crude oil might corrode equipment– an important safety issue for the oil industry.
Pipeline damage causes disruptions to New Zealand's largest airport
Pipeline damage causes disruptions to New Zealand's largest airport
Damage to a 105-mile oil pipeline that supplies jet fuel to Auckland International Airport has caused major disruptions to services at the airport.
Stopping corrosion in the utility industry
Stopping corrosion in the utility industry
From gas distribution, drinking water, and sewer piping to electric transmission, distribution and substation structures to telecom towers, much of the utility industry's carbon steel facility infrastructure is aging and now between 40 and 100 years old.
Final bell for school's leaky roofs
Final bell for school's leaky roofs
Kids need the right environment to do their best in school. Many different strategies and styles have been tried over the years but one thing that is clearly not conducive to learning (or much else, for that matter) is a leaking roof.
Piece of 1888 Colorado Springs, Colorado, infrastructure uncovered
Piece of 1888 Colorado Springs, Colorado, infrastructure uncovered
A project for improving the future of Colorado Springs just uncovered a still working piece of infrastructure from the city's earliest days.
New lightweight metamaterial combines high strength, elasticity
New lightweight metamaterial combines high strength, elasticity
The flame-resistant and super-elastic "metamaterial" combines high strength with electrical conductivity and thermal insulation, suggesting potential applications from buildings to aerospace. The metamaterial includes a honeycomb microstructure with st...
No further misconduct found at Kobe Steel plant making aluminum for Mitsubishi jets
No further misconduct found at Kobe Steel plant making aluminum for Mitsubishi jets
The transport ministry of Japan said Nov. 17 its inspection of a Kobe Steel Ltd. plant in Mie Prefecture found no further evidence of misconduct in addition to its data-falsification scandal.
Without an effective cathodic protection system and no other means of corrosion control, the tank...
Without an effective cathodic protection system and no other means of corrosion control, the tank...
The pool was full and glistening in the sun, the balconies cluttered with colorful lounge chairs and a single white minivan sat unclaimed in the lower parking lot.
'Seawater-drinking' battery could expand rage of underwater drones
'Seawater-drinking' battery could expand rage of underwater drones
The recent acquisition of MIT spin out Open Water Power (OWP) by defense company L3 Technologies will help with the development of its innovative battery technology for a wide range of undersea applications, the company says. OWP is currently working w...
Additional actions could improve federal use of data on pipeline materials and corrosion
Additional actions could improve federal use of data on pipeline materials and corrosion
An increasing majority of pipelines that distribute natural gas to homes and businesses are made of plastics. Steel pipelines are manufactured in various grades to accommodate higher operating pressures, but require corrosion protection and cost more t...
Composite Repair Material Bonds to Poor Substrate on Historic Vessel
Composite Repair Material Bonds to Poor Substrate on Historic Vessel
This former combat vessel suffered from leaks and a pitted surface. It needed a long-term coating repair solution capable of bonding to a poor substrate with rapid curing times.
Can spuds become a new environmentally friendly coating?
Can spuds become a new environmentally friendly coating?
For surfaces that need corrosion protection, 80 percent of the time that's accomplished through a paint or varnish coating.