Microbially Induced Corrosion

November 15, 2016

Microbially induced corrosion (MIC) is a type of corrosion that is either directly or indirectly caused by microorganisms, usually chemoautotrophs, and there are very few situations in which MIC cannot occur.

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Passivation and Corrosion

October 21, 2016

Passivation is a term that refers to a material becoming less affected by the operating environment. Generally passivation is used to strengthen and preserve the appearance of easily corroded metals.

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Creep aka "Cold Flow"

September 19, 2016

Concrete has a tendency to ‘creep,’ or deform progressively under mechanical stress, which leads to many of the crumbling bridges and cracked roads we're now seeing across the US.

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Hydrogen Embrittlement

September 13, 2016

Hydrogen embrittlement occurs when metals become brittle, and eventually may fracture, because of the introduction and diffusion of hydrogen into the metal. Generally, this happens by accident and must be planned against for critical applications.

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What is stainless steel?

August 23, 2016

Stainless steel will not easily corrode, rust, or stain like carbon steel but is not completely resistant to stains and is vulnerable in certain environments.

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Cathodic Protection

August 08, 2016

Cathodic protection is a corrosion control technique that makes a metal surface the cathode of an electrochemical cell. This cathode is then connected to a sacrificial anode, which corrodes instead.

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Cavitation Corrosion

July 12, 2016

Cavitation occurs when vapor cavities, or bubbles, form in a liquid. When the bubbles eventually implode, a shock wave causes cyclic stress and fatigue on the inside of pipes and vessels, dramatically shortening its lifetime.

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