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    Materials Selection & Design: Corrosion Analysis of a Newly Installed Family Heating System


    Author(s): Zhanjun Guo, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power; Zhiliang Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    A corrosion analysis of a newly installed domestic (residential) heating system was carried out after it suffered corrosion attack in less than three months of operation. The makeup water had a high salt concentration and a low pH value. In addition, the make-up...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 56, No. 3, March 2017 (NACE International)

    Coatings & Linings: Case History-High-Temperature Material Selection for a Powder Processing Environment


    Author(s): Roger Barnett, TWI

    A high-temperature powder processing cell experienced significant corrosion at 1,100 °C within 30 days. To select appropriate materials for service, trials were carried out on engineering alloys at 1,100 °C for 336 h. Two simulated environments were used; 10%...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 56, No. 3, March 2017 (NACE International)

    Material Matters: February 2018

    Published: February 01, 2018

    Articles include: Linking Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion to Microbiological Activity Using Molecular Microbiological Methods; and PHMSA: Weight on Keystone Pipeline Led to Coating Failure, Oil Spill

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 2, February 2018 (NACE International)

    Feature Article: The Challenges of Installing a New Pipeline

    Published: February 01, 2018
    Author(s): Eric S. Langelund, Piping & Corrosion Specialties, Inc.; Kimberly-Joy Harris, Enbridge Energy Co., Inc.

    Each year hundreds of miles of pipeline are installed. During the installation of a new pipeline, corrosion engineers must consider many different aspects of the pipeline and its corrosion protection. On the surface it may appear simple, thinking only of...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 2, February 2018 (NACE International)

    Coatings & Linings: Formation of Corrosion- Resistant MAO-Treated Aluminum Alloy

    Published: February 01, 2018
    Author(s): Y. Zhang, W. Fan, and H.Q. Du, Zhejiang Industry Polytechnic College; Y.W. Zhao, Zhejiang University of Technology

    Micro-arc oxidation (MAO) coatings were formed on an aluminum alloy in a silicate-based electrolyte with and without the addition of aluminum oxide (Al2O3). X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy results revealed that Al 2p spin-orbit components of...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 2, February 2018 (NACE International)

    Chemical Treatment: Cleaning Oil Refining and Petrochemical Process Equipment

    Published: February 01, 2018
    Author(s): Alec Groysman, Technion

    This article discusses mechanical and chemical cleaning procedures along with safety, environmental, and general recommendations for equipment cleaning, including cooling water systems in the oil refining and petrochemical industries. These methods can also...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 2, February 2018 (NACE International)

    Material Matters: January 2018

    Published: January 01, 2018

    Articles include: Evaluating Internal Pipe Coatings with Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy; and In Situ-Applied Nanocomposite Surface Treatment for Pipeline Repair

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 1, January 2018 (NACE International)

    Coatings & Linings: The Desired Features of an Oxide Film on Stainless Steel Tubing

    Published: January 01, 2018
    Author(s): Subrahmanya Bhat

    Field performance of martensitic 13% Cr stainless steel tubing/casing in high-pressure, high-temperature wells depends on the formation of a protective chromic oxide (FeCr2O4) film that behaves like a p-type semiconductor. The finished product will have desired...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 1, January 2018 (NACE International)

    Coatings & Linings: Coating Technology for Pump Energy Savings

    Published: December 01, 2017
    Author(s): Cassia Sanada and Osmay Oharriz, Belzona

    Pumps are essential to the daily operation of water and wastewater treatment plants. Premature failures of pump components can be caused by cavitation phenomena, erosion-corrosion, and other mechanisms. Rough and pitted surfaces increase friction, reduce pump...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 56, No. 12, December 2017 (NACE International)

    Chemical Treatment: Performance Evaluation of Platinum Nanoparticle-Coated Titanium Electrodes

    Published: December 01, 2017
    Author(s): K.R. Rasmi, S.C. Vanithakumari, Rani P. George, and U. Kamachi Mudali, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research

    Three noble metal nanoparticle-coated electrodes-Pt nanoparticle-coated Ti, Pt nanoparticle-loaded titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanotube (TiNT) array, and Pd nanoparticle-coated Ti- were developed via a facile two-step process. Of the three, the Pt nanoparticle-...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 56, No. 12, December 2017 (NACE International)