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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...
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.
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...
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 ...
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 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...
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.
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.