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    Materials Selection and Design: Electrochemical Corrosion Behavior of AA7003

    Published: December 01, 2018
    Author(s): T.S. Hua, X.Y. Zhang, C.B. Zheng, and R.G. Song, Changzhou University, Changzhou, China; and Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang, China

    The electrochemical corrosion behavior of 7003 aluminum alloy (AA7003) under peak aging (PA), double peak aging (DPA), and regression re-aging (RRA) in sodium chloride (NaCl) solution at different temperatures have been studied by using potentiodynamic...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 12, December 2018 (NACE International)

    Corrosion Management: Sour Environment Underdeposit Corrosion Behavior of a Carbon Steel

    Published: December 01, 2018
    Author(s): Nayef M. Alanazi and A.M. El-Sherik, Research & Development Center, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

    This article presents the effect of the deposition of sand and actual field sludge on the corrosion mechanism of API 5L X60 carbon steel in sour environments. Underdeposit corrosion of X60 was studied underneath the sand- or field-collected sludge deposits in a...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 12, December 2018 (NACE International)

    Feature Article: Testing Corrosion-Resistant Alloys for Use in Geothermal Power Plants

    Published: November 01, 2018
    Author(s): Kathy Riggs Larsen

    Utlizing the energy potential in high-power geothermal wells can be expanded with materials that withstand the extreme environmental conditions

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 11, November 2018 (NACE International)

    Materials Selection and Design: Control of Environmental Degradation of Concrete Power Poles

    Published: November 01, 2018
    Author(s): Abbas Aghajani, Subsea R&D Center, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran Behnaz Aghajani, Department of Civil Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran

    Several factors contribute to degradation  of concrete power poles and  significant funds are expended to  replace them. In this article, the  effects of mechanical activity and corrosion  in the degradation of the concrete  poles...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 11, November 2018 (NACE International)

    Corrosion Management: Nuclear Power Balance of Plant Corrosion Strategies

    Published: November 01, 2018
    Author(s): Graig Cilluffo and Mehul Gandhi, Exelon Nuclear Generation, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA

    Nuclear power plant operators are  chartered to provide safe, reliable,  and cost-effective electricity to millions  of homes. The reliability and  long-term viability of nuclear plants as  infrastructure investments is supported  by...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 11, November 2018 (NACE International)

    Corrosion Management: Corrosion Monitoring of World's Largest Tidal Power Plant

    Published: November 01, 2018
    Author(s): Seung-Kyoung Lee, SK Lee & Associates, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, USA Bong-Seok Jang, Jeong-Hwan Ahn, and Ki-Cheol Kim, Korea Water Resources Corp., Daejeon, Republic of Korea

    This article presents findings of a  three-year corrosion monitoring study  of the world’s largest reinforced concrete  tidal power plant in South Korea  using 19 sets of commercially available  corrosion sensors. The collected  data...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 11, November 2018 (NACE International)

    Materials Selection and Design: Failure Analysis: Fracture Investigation of a S13Cr-110 Tubing String with Premium Joints

    Published: September 01, 2018
    Author(s): Xiang-tong Yang, Jun-feng Xie, Hua Wang, Mi-feng Zhao, Yan Li, Lei Ma, and Mao-xian Xiong, Tarim Oil Field, Xinjiang, China Shuan-lu Lv, Tarim Oil Field, Xinjiang, China; and Material Science and Engineering Department, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China Yong Han and Ji-jun Xue, Xi’an Maurer Petroleum Engineering Laboratory, Xi’an, China

    An investigation and testing were performed following a fracture event of a S13Cr-110 premium joint tubing string in a high-pressure, high-temperature well. Based on fracture analysis, fractography, and metallography, it was determined that the tubing failures...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 9, September 2018 (NACE International)

    Corrosion Management: Mitigating Material Damages Through Risk-Based Inspections

    Published: September 01, 2018
    Author(s): Ahmad Raza Khan Rana and Zoheir Farhat, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    This article presents a real-time case  study on the interface between riskbased  inspection (RBI) and various  material damages, including corrosion,  erosion, and cracking of corrosion-  resistant materials. Additionally,  it...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 9, September 2018 (NACE International)

    NACE Standard SP0110-2018: Wet Gas Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment Methodology for Pipelines

    Published: August 27, 2018

    This standard practice formalizes a methodology to assess internal corrosion for onshore and offshore pipelines and other piping systems that normally carry natural gas with condensed water, or with water and liquid hydrocarbons, termed wet gas internal corrosion...

    Standard from NACE Standards (NACE International)

    Corrosion Management: Atmospheric Corrosion Prediction of Carbon Steel

    Published: August 01, 2018
    Author(s): C.M. Lo, Department of Environmental Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, Republic of China; and Harbor & Marine Technology Center, Institute of Transportation, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Taiwan, Republic of China L.H. Tsai, Harbor & Marine Technology Center, Institute of Transportation, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Taiwan, Republic of China H.H. Lai and W.T. Wu, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, Republic of China M.D. Lin, Department of Environmental Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, Republic of China

    The main objective of this study was to develop a forecasting model of carbon steel corrosion rates in atmospheric exposures. The corrosion rates in the industrial and coastal zones were all higher than the corrosion rates in the rural zone. The corrosion rates...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 8, August 2018 (NACE International)