Corrosion

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Internal Corrosion Sampling

Corrosion is a large and complex issue that is critical to the chemical process industries (CPI) as well as other industry sectors. Corrosion not only affects personal property like cars [...]

January 25th, 2017|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , |

C276 – When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

    The best heat exchangers have stood the test of time because of proper material planning.  In the heat exchanger industry, it is very important to minimize downtime and [...]

January 25th, 2017|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , , , , |

What is the difference between hardness and toughness of a metal?

What is the difference between hardness and toughness of a metal?     The ASM Metals Handbook defines hardness as "Resistance of metal to plastic deformation, usually by indentation" (asmmaterials.info). [...]

November 17th, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Fe2O3 Never Sleeps

Fe2O3 Never Sleeps Normally when someone hears about corrosion, they think it is a bad thing.  This is true in the case when steel “rusts” or creates an iron oxide on its [...]

October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , , , , |

Effects of Alloying Elements in Nickel-Base Alloys

Effects of Alloying Elements in Nickel-Base Alloys The different elements that make up an alloy can drastically change the mechanical properties, corrosion resistance and the metal's microstructure. While chromium, nickel, [...]

HEAT TREATING NICKEL ALLOYS

HEAT TREATING NICKEL ALLOYS Heat treatments are done to alloys and metals to change the properties to fit certain situations. Not all heat treatments are created equal. Because each metal [...]

DESIGNING AND PROTECTING PUMP SYSTEMS

  Many manufacturers offer pumps in standard materials that can be shipped quick at a minimal cost.  For some applications, this may be an attractive option.  For many applications in [...]

January 12th, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Alloy K500 Nickel Copper

  Nickel Copper alloys are known to have excellent corrosion resistance in certain media and good physical properties. When most think of Nickel Copper alloys they think “Monel5”, and when they [...]

January 12th, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , , |

Boiler Tube Corrosion: How It Starts and How You Can Finish It!

Boiler system corrosion is caused by the interaction of water chemistry, the environment of the facility, operation procedures, and materials used in the construction of the system.  It costs the [...]