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Foldable Glass: A Huge Leap Forward for a Time-Tested Substance

March 22, 2016

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.

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How Inspection and Detection Protects Your Pipes

February 23, 2016

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.

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Stress Corrosion Cracking: Lurking in America's Infrastructure

February 03, 2016

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.

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Creeping on Crevice Corrosion

January 15, 2016

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.

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Galvanization: Hot-Dipped vs Electrogalvanized

December 29, 2015

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.

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Tensile Strength, Tensile Testing and Epoxy

December 14, 2015

Tensile testing is one of the simplest and most widely used mechanical tests that allows us to determine an epoxy's material properties and predict performance out in the field.

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