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    Feature Article: Testing Materials for Corrosion in an Icelandic Geothermal Environment


    Author(s): Kathy Riggs Larsen, Editor

    Geothermal power stations, which use heat energy from the Earth's core, are similar to other power stations that use heat from a fuel source to create steam that turns turbines to generate electricity. Because these power plants use steam from a renewable energy...

    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)

    Corrosion Management: Corrosion Prevention Using Real-Time Data in Oil Fields

    Published: February 01, 2018
    Author(s): Tata L.N. Murthy, GSPC, Ltd.

    In corrosion monitoring of oil and gas fields, there are many techniques that can provide data, ranging from identification of corrosion risks to determination of actual corrosion initiation. Real-time monitoring techniques can help in recognizing these...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 57, No. 2, February 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)

    Material Matters: December 2017

    Published: December 01, 2017

    Articles include: Testing for Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Humid Air and Small UAVs Could Spot Corrosion in Disaster Relief Operations

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

    Material Matters: November 2017

    Published: November 01, 2017

    Articles inclued: Unique Corrosion Mechanisms Behind Leo Frigo Bridge Failure; Nickel-Cobalt Alloy Coating Protects Steel Fasteners from Hydrogen Embrittlement

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 56, No. 11, November 2017 (NACE International)

    Chemical Treatment: Study on Electrochemical Corrosion of 7050 Aluminum Alloy

    Published: November 01, 2017
    Author(s): W.J. Qi, X. Qi, B. Sun, C. Wang, J.R. Jin, and R.G. Song, Changzhou University

    The electrochemical corrosion behavior of 7050 aluminum alloy (UNS A97050) in various states of aging under different hydrogen charging conditions was investigated by cathodic hydrogen- permeation, hydrogen determinator, and electrochemical testing. Hydrogen...

    Journal article from Materials Performance, Volume 56, No. 11, November 2017 (NACE International)

    Cathodic & Anodic Protection: Factors Affecting the Accuracy of Reference Electrodes

    Published: October 01, 2017
    Author(s): Frank J. Ansuini and James R. Dimond

    This article discusses several factors that affect the reference potential established by silver/silver chloride and copper/copper sulfate reference electrodes. Data is presented on the effects of temperature, light, contaminants, and solute concentration.

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

    Chemical Treatment: Organochloride Contamination in a Refinery Naphtha Hydrotreater Unit

    Published: October 01, 2017
    Author(s): Nayef M. Alanazi, Frederick M. Adam, and Muthukumar Nagu, Saudi Aramco

    This article summarizes the results of an investigation into the source of organochloride compounds in a naphtha hydrotreater unit. The contaminated naphtha feed was traced back to a single crude and slop source that had dumped organochloride-containing...

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

    Materials Selection & Design: Optimizing Conditions to Control Copper Corrosion in Stator Cooling Water

    Published: October 01, 2017
    Author(s): Zhang Ruiyuan and Cao Shun'an, Wuhan University; Zhang Xuefeng, Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd.

    Hollow copper strands in power generators can suffer plugging and flow restrictions caused by copper oxide deposition in the stator cooling system. Response surface methodology was used to optimize the individual effects and interaction for the operating...

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