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Corrosion and Composites Headlines, Week of March 7

March 10, 2016

In order to stay on top of the latest industry news, we’re always scouring the web for articles on corrosion and composites. Here are the interesting articles that we found during the week beginning March 7, 2016.

Corrosion

Study: Corrosion Management Practices Increase Safety, Can Decrease $2.5 Trillion Global Cost of Corrosion
“The IMPACT study reinforces what recent news headlines have made all too clear: there needs to be a change in how corrosion decisions are made,” said Bob Chalker, CEO of NACE International. “Whether it is a pipeline, an airplane, a water treatment plant or highway bridge, corrosion prevention and control is essential to avoiding catastrophic events before it’s too late.”

Outsmarting Corrosion
Detecting corrosion under insulation (CUI) is challenging, but a company in Norway, Christian Michael Research (CMR), thinks its found a way with its new ODIMS.

Evaluating Sensors to Monitor Steel Corrosion in Concrete Structures
"Corrosion costs have compelled the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Corrosion Research Laboratory (Gainesville, Florida) to investigate new technologies and methods that can assess concrete bridge structures for corrosion."

Composites

Terre de Lin flax semi-finished products for composites
"The main advantages of flax fibers for composites applications are its density, specific rigidity, vibration absoption, thermic and acoustic insulation and its low environmental footprint."

Video: 3D Printing Tough, Strong Composites — From Fabrics
Whether it's the popular MarkForged 3D printer, the Arevo Labs' proprietary printing technology, or "the new kid on the block," Impossible Objects, it's becoming clear that 3D printing composites is gaining a strong foothold in the industry.

‘Keiser Rigs’ Stress Materials to the Max to Improve Products for Power, Propulsion
At the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, composites are put under extreme stress to measure performance and gain insight into how they'll behave in real-world scenarios. The "Keiser Rig," developed by Jim Keiser and Irv Federer, has "unique capabilities that could generate temperature and pressure conditions difficult to recreate in laboratory settings."

Yale professor says towers of the future to be made from carbon and superglue
"Greg Lynn, a professor of architecture at Yale University, has put forward the theory that the basic materials and methods of construction and design are about to undergo a radical change. Rather than using wood and glass, and steel and concrete frames, he says, the industry in the future is more likely to build with advanced composite materials."

Pipe Supports

Clamp Down on Problems
"A properly designed and installed piping-support system can reduce noise pollution, risk to property and personnel, and environmental damage caused by the discharge of hydraulic fluid from a damaged line."

 

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