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    Featured Article: Classic: Case History on Economics of Chemical Treatment of a Recirculating Water Cooling Tower

    Published: May 01, 2018
    Author(s): OLIVER W. SIEBERT Monsanto Company, Monsanto, Illinois and WILLIAM C. ENGMAN Dearborn Chemical Company St. Louis, Missouri

    Reviews methods used to evaluate typical recirculating water cooling tower chemical treatment system encountered in chemical process industry. Tower described was chosen because simplicity of its heat load enabled straightforward problem solving techniques....

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 5, May 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)

    Feature Article: The Good Old Days? Punch Cards!

    Published: January 01, 2018
    Author(s): Mark Lewis, Retired, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Oakland

    In the early 1950s, the editor of CORROSION introduced an information search system based on the use of punch cards that was suited to the "fast-moving technological age." Using the system, it was possible to sort through thousands of corrosion-related papers to...

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

    Cathodic & Anodic Protection: Electricity-Electrons vs. Conventional Current

    Published: January 01, 2018
    Author(s): W. Brian Holtsbaum, Corsult Associates Ltd.

    Electricity, which is the foundation of our technology, industry, and quality of life, has increased exponentially in importance over the last 100 years. It is also a key factor in corrosion control such as cathodic protection (CP). As CP is electrochemical...

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

    Feature Article: Serving the Corrosion Industry for 75 Years

    Published: October 01, 2017
    Author(s): Gretchen Jacobson, Managing Editor-in-Chief

    As the corrosion control industry has developed and grown, NACE International established itself early on as an organization committed to controlling and preventing corrosion. From its beginnings as a small group of engineers focused on cathodic protection (CP)...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 56, No. 10, October 2017 (NACE International)

    Feature Article: Protecting Concrete Infrastructure from Corrosion

    Published: September 01, 2017
    Author(s): Wesley Fawaz, Australasian Corrosion Association

    Corrosion continues to impose a massive cost on asset owners and industry. NACE International reports the global cost of corrosion is estimated to be US$2.5 trillion, which is equivalent to 3.4% of the global gross domestic product (as reported in 2016). By using...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 56, No. 9, September 2017 (NACE International)

    Corrosion Management: Corrosion Management and Cost Optimization

    Published: April 01, 2017
    Author(s): Ali Morshed

    A better appreciation of the various components of typical corrosion costs in the oil and gas industry could further facilitate their optimization. For example, preventing corrosion failures would eliminate post-failure corrosion costs, thus significantly...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 56, No. 4, April 2017 (NACE International)

    Feature Article: NACE International Roundtable

    Published: April 01, 2017
    Author(s): Gretchen Jacobson, MP Managing Editor-in-Chief

    Maintaining the integrity of oil and gas pipelines and complying with increasingly strict regulations have enabled operating and service companies to extend the lifetime of these critical assets while ensuring safety and protecting the environment....

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 56, No. 4, April 2017 (NACE International)

    Materials Selection & Design: Influence of Ball Milling on Electrochemical Properties in Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Published: January 05, 2017
    Author(s): Wenrui Teng and Yang Zhao, Henan Vocational College of Applied Technology

    The effect of the ball milling process on the structure and electrochemical behavior of both nano- and microsize lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2) cathodes in lithium-ion batteries has been investigated for the first time. LiCoO2, before and after the ball...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 56, No. 1, January 2017 (NACE International)

    Corrosion Management: Corrosion Knowledge Management for Managers

    Published: September 01, 2016
    Author(s): Reza Javaherdashti, ParsCorrosion Consultants

    Recent disasters associated with pipeline failures highlight the need for extraordinary measures beyond what is currently offered as "corrosion management." In these types of cases, the underemphasized factor of management could have played a major role in...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 55, No. 9, September 2016 (NACE International)