Preliminary tests indicate that Hardide nanostructured chemical vapor deposition (CVD) coating can extend the life of steam turbine blades through significantly enhanced resistance to water droplet erosion (WDE) and solid particle erosion.
With asset utilization critical, and community and regulatory pressure always looming, it is essential that tank farm owners proactively prevent any loss of containment with reliable, cost-effective corrosion protection. This is crucial since atmospheric corrosion is one of the main culprits of tank leaks, containment loss and early replacement.
In a collaborative effort designed to improve vital protection of offshore assets, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) is successfully conducting trials of an advanced anti-corrosion coating on two North Sea offshore platforms.
NACE International and the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), two non-profit professional associations in the field of corrosion and coating standards, training, and certification, have initiated exploratory discussions about synergistic opportunities that may exist between the two organizations.
Anti-corrosion coatings have become a necessity for industries to safeguard the huge investments they make in terms of money, property and safety of workers. These coatings are used extensively in industries such as marine, oil and gas, petrochemical, infrastructure, and power generation, among others. The global high-performance anti-corrosion coating market size was estimated to be USD 10.5 billion in 2018.
In this article, we report on the evaluation of microcapsule-based self-healing functionality in a range of organic zinc-rich primers with a view towards assessing potential synergies between the maintenance of the coating's adhesion to the substrate after damage afforded by the incorporation of the self-healing additive.
As a peelable resin for metal protection, this resin proves that it is possible to deliver a coating that provides the corrosion protection, scratch protection and chemical resistance of a paint, but with the easy removal of a peelable coating.
The January issue features spectroscopic analysis of architectural coatings for improved weathering, a new generation of REACH-compliant ketamine epoxy curing agents, a look at what drives color forecasting, a study of icephobic coatings, and more.