Corrosion Control Articles

  • What makes high-risk pipelines deteriorate to a state of failure?

    According to AWWA's 2016 Benchmarking Survey, the average water and wastewater utility has seven breaks per 100 miles of piping every year. Tip-top systems experience just four breaks in that distance, while those at the bottom have 18. While it’s interesting to note the difference in break rates, it’s unfair ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Articulated Concrete Blocks Provide Much Needed Protection for Your Pipeline

    One of the many ways that articulated concrete blocks can protect pipelines is by adding structural stability in areas that are particularly prone to erosion. This erosion is not the only type of hazard posed to your pipeline, though, and if you don’t have the proper protection in place, your pipeline could be susceptible to deterioration at the hands of these other threats as well: ...

  • Case study - Tin plating wastewater treatment

    The Client The Client is a steel industry based in the Middle East producing tinplates for food cans. Tinplates provide excellent corrosion resistance and are produced starting from cast iron by several steps. Cast iron is first rolled to get thickness in the range of 0.2 – 0.3 mm than it is electroplated from aqueous acid solutions at a temperature around 60°C. The plating bath ...

  • Release of hydrogen sulfide in a sewer system under intermittent flow conditions: the Eiceira case study, in Portugal

    The presence and fate of hydrogen sulfide in wastewater systems were studied in two stretches of an intercepting sewer system located in a coastal village, in Portugal. A range of hydraulic parameters were obtained and liquid and gas phase measurements were carried out, both continuously and through intensive sampling campaigns. Upstream, where flow rates were relatively low, dissolved sulfide ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Advantages of Corrosion Resistant Lighting in Offshore Helidecks

    Advantages of Corrosion Resistant Lighting in Offshore Helidecks Corrosion resistant lighting must be installed in offshore helidecks due to the extreme nature of the hazardous location. The use of such luminaries can extend the lifespan of the location’s lighting system and provide safety for aircraft pilots and workers on the site. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Creative Service Solutions - Case Study

    A paper mill in Finland suffered the complete failure of a large four-stage vacuum blower. Creative problem solving resulted in a repair time of only seven days. The maintenance team built a functional blower by using parts from three outdated machines. The combined efforts of Sulzer and of the paper mill’s own engineers made it possible. The paper industry has to cope with a ...


    By Sulzer

  • Impact of Corrosion on Electronic Equipment

    Corrosion is the destruction of metals through reaction with compounds in their environment. It is a natural process because compounds such as oxides, sulphides and chlorides are formed and these are stabler than pure metals. Electronic circuits and components are omnipresent in our environment. Until recently, the thousands of soldered joints that an electronic circuit contains were ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Monitor Hull Corrosion with Thickness Gauge

    After our recent article about inspecting your hull paint to reduce bio-fouling and acting as an anti-corrosion method, we wanted to delve deeper into one of the biggest problems shipowners and operators face: corrosion. ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • On the Ground with Diesel Corrosion - Case Study

    When the EPA revealed the results of its study in July on the increasing presence of substantial corrosion in diesel fuel tanks, it proved that the problem is much larger than anyone anticipated. The facts are staggering: 83%of the diesel tank systems exhibited moderate-to-severe corrosion. 75%of the owner/operators of those diesel tanks had no idea it was ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • Designed to vs. Certified

    Most bolted steel tank companies use the term “designed to” when referring to industry and quality standards. At Superior Tank Co., Inc. we can positively confirm all of our tanks meet or exceed the expected design and quality objectives. Superior Tank has undergone the very rigorous API SPEC Q1 and ISO 9001:2008 certification process which reviews the various elements of bolted steel ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Hydrocarbon Processing: Non-phosphorus corrosion inhibitor optimizes cooling tower uptime for environmental compliance

    Cooling water systems play a critical role in the efficient operation of hydrocarbon processing facilities. Ensuring that these systems efficiently cool and condense the various process streams is essential to minimizing operating costs and maximizing plant performance and profitability. Common challenges to maintaining these systems at peak performance come in the form of corrosion, pitting and ...


    By Baker Hughes

  • Case study - Monitoring of pollution in the surface water in urban area

    Project reference Project: Pilot project in Umeå County Customer: Umeå County, Sweden Project period 2004 Nature of task: time integrated monitoring of PCBs, PAHs, OCPs, Toxicity and metals in three streams in Umeå city area. ...


    By Exposmeter AB

  • Integrity management: how direct assessment is improving pipeline inspection

    Oil and gas pipelines have been around for well over a century, and some of the earliest constructed are still in service today.  Although early pipelines were made of wood, and in the past few decades plastics and composite materials have increased in popularity, the vast majority of pipelines in service today are constructed with steel.  Like any pipe material, steel pipe has its ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Corrosion protection in a pulp and paper industry

    It is widely accepted that corrosion has an important economic impact at an industrial scale. As an example, results of a study carried out in the US showed that the total annual estimated direct cost of corrosion in the country was $276 billion, which was approximately 3.1% of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Thus, within the last few decades, an important effort has been made to ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Case study - Safety, Protection against corrosion and cabinet pressurisation in refineries

    The environment in a refinery is highly corrosive. This makes it necessary to deploy control systems not only to protect staff but also to protect the equipment controlling the processes, in order to ensure their reliability. Bioconservacion has equipment that is specially designed for the safety of staff, and for protecting against corrosion in control rooms and cabinet pressurisation equipment. ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Case Study: 48 Hour Tank Lining Repair

    GUEST BLOG: 48-hour tank lining corrosion repair, thanks to SPI’s fast curing Polyshield HT-100F UB In this post, we focus on a tank lining corrosion repair that’s recently been completed by our 2015 Global Distributor of the Year, SPI Performance Coatings Ltd, of Wiltshire UK. This particular project involved a ...

  • Kurita article about corrosion inhibition programmes for ethylene plant treatment

    Kurita Europe recently published an article about corrosion inhibition programmes for ethylene production plants. It has been published in the April issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering, a global magazine for the refinery and petrochemical industry. In this article Kurita Europe presents tailor made corrosion inhibitor programmes for ethylene production ...


    By Kurita

  • Wastewater Monitoring in Akouedo/Abidjan, Cote d´ Ivoire with Gaiasafe Passive Collectors (PC)

    Abstract Contamination load and distribution of contaminants is shown. Gaiasafe Passive Collectors have been used successfully to determine single compounds out of the contamination load. Furthermore the spreading and biodegradation of contaminants was monitored over a large area in Abidjan. Only a few days after the dumping the chemical waste from Probo Koala was detected in the surface ...


    By gaiasafe GmbH

  • Ethylene Plant Treatment Hydrocarbon Engineering

    Ethylene is the most commonly produced petrochemical product. The bulk of annual commercial ethylene production is based on thermal cracking of hydrocarbon feedstocks with steam. Usual raw materials for pyrolysis are refinery gas, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas liquids (NGL), naphtha or gas oil. The production of ethylene is a very complex process, including cracking, cooling, ...


    By Kurita

  • Utilization of artificial recharged effluent as makeup water for industrial cooling system: corrosion and scaling

    The secondary effluent from wastewater treatment plants was reused for industrial cooling water after pre-treatment with a laboratory-scale soil aquifer treatment (SAT) system. Up to a 95.3% removal efficiency for suspended solids (SS), 51.4% for chemical oxygen demand (COD), 32.1% for Cl− and 30.0% SO42− were observed for the recharged secondary effluent after the SAT ...


    By IWA Publishing

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