More stories about Corrosion

  • Out of the Darkness

    Emergencies occur at the least opportune times. Sink holes appear. Utility lines snap. Storms wash out rights of way. When these things happen, it's absolutely essential that your vehicles and crews be seen, especially if it's at night or in the midst of severe weather.

  • Shock therapy

    Corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete is a dangerous problem--and all too common for the many bridges in Florida's salt-water environments. It induces cracks and spalls, which compromises structural integrity and public safety.

  • Epoxy to the Rescue

    Select your coatings carefully to reduce corrosion

  • Spare the Concrete

    Also referred to as microbiologically induced corrosion, biogenic sulfide corrosion is a big concern to engineers and practitioners because it contributes to the considerable cost of renovation of deteriorated sewer networks.

  • FHWA Study dispels rebar myths

    The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), Schaumburg, I11., has announced the release of a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) study titled Long-Term Performance of Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel in Heavy Self-Contaminated Concrete. The report describes the long-term corrosion test results...

  • Battling the enemy

    Corrosion at wastewater treatment facilities gets little attention from upper-echelon managers and policymakers but is all too familiar to those who actually operate and maintain the plants. Until this year, the 20-volume ASM Handbook did not even specifically address corrosion in wastewater...