Flexible glass inherently seems implausible due to its brittleness and propensity for fracture. However, published studies now show that foldable glass can be created without compromising mechanical integrity.
Pipelines are subjected to a lot of abuse. Deformations, cracks, erosion of the pipe walls and corrosion all wreck havoc on a pipe and can cause catastrophic failure. One way to protect your pipeline is to regularly inspect it, detecting where these problems might be gaining a foothold.
Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) is a catastrophic form of corrosion that results from a combination of tensile stress and a corrosive environment. The cracking is invisible on the surface and therefore, failure of the affected material — steel, for example — can occur without warning.
Crevice corrosion is a type of localized corrosion that occurs on metal surfaces at, or within, gaps between two surfaces, and occurs due to a difference in concentration of compounds in a fluid system, which creates an electrochemical cell.
If you’ve ever tried to purchase a metallic pipe support, you know the number of choices can be paralyzing. While the majority of metallic pipe supports are supplied as galvanized, there’s more than one form of galvanization. Read on as we demystify galvanization for you.