Corrosion in the electric power industry causes the U.S. to lose about $23 billion annually. The revelations come at a time when plants are working to enhance efficiency and shorten the offline maintenance timeline. Corrosion prevention techniques can go a long way to improve the life of various machinery components and enhance plant safety.
Do you get frustrated when you see gas prices fluctuating all the time? If you do, then you will want to understand why this is happening.
As an engineer, forensic consultant, author and former professor, I often get the question: What is corrosion? I addressed this and more in my previous blog, “What Is Corrosion? Part One.”
Why do people still think there is a critical chloride level in concrete that leads to corrosion? Why can’t they use the failure analysis tools that have been available since the 1960s and locate where the salt penetrates and causes corrosion?
The amusement park ride known as The Fire Ball malfunctioned on July 26, killing one individual and injuring seven others. The incident, after being investigated, happened because of “excessive corrosion” of the interior of the gondola support beam. The Fire Ball ride consists of about six rows of seats and spins around above the ground at about 40 feet high. The entire ride also moves back and forth like a pendulum.
If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably already fought some battles against rust. Rust is at best unsightly, and at worst can permanently damage your property.
You would be surprised to see how many things are susceptible to rust! Jewelry, bridges, and statues are just a few that touch upon how widespread rust can be. In this blog, we will touch upon how rust affects your car and how you can prevent it to keep your car running in tip-top shape.
To save your favorite rings and bracelets from the destruction of corrosion, you should regularly clean and treat them to extend the life of your pieces — and wardrobe. Here’s how to clean, treat, and care for everything in your jewelry box.
If this is the first time you’re seeing the word corrosion, you will be surprised with how important this term can be for your everyday life! It’s a big problem for engineers and other architects who frequently use metal products in their structures, because corrosion can be a safety hazard!
As an experienced engineer, forensic consultant, and former professor with over 45 years in the fields of corrosion and metallurgy, I often get the question: What is corrosion?