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Why is steel dull gray after Waterjetting? What does the profile look like under rust?

Posted on 31. Jul, 2017 by .

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This is a monograph on why steel looks dull  gray after waterjet cleaning.  What does the profile look like under rust? The simple answer is that abrasives leave debris behind which reflects back the light; abrasives plow the surface and create plateaus. Water jet cleaning (Hydroblasting) removes the debris and doesn’t form flat surfaces. Grey […]

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Quality of Water to Protect High Pressure Pumps and for Surface Preparation of Coatings

Posted on 29. Oct, 2015 by .

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For 30 years, I have received questions about the quality of water that should be used for removal of coatings. How much dissolved material or minerals gets left on the surface? Just recently after an hour long webinar to 200 people, the question was “What should the quality of the water be?” Among the first […]

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The Only Pipeline Integrity Congress Focused Specifically on Crude Comes To Houston 19-20 Nov 2014

Posted on 28. Oct, 2014 by .

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  This year’s inaugural Crude Pipeline Asset Integrity Congress is the only event designed specifically for crude oil pipelines. With the continual emergence of new shale plays across the US, crude production has continued to soar and crude takeaway capacity with it. Tens of thousands of miles of crude pipelines now traverse the United States […]

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Ensuring Success of Project Through Coatings Techniques 19-20 Nov 2014 Houston

Posted on 27. Oct, 2014 by .

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Lydia Frenzel will be speaking on November 20, 2014 in Houston, Texas Ensuring The Success Of A Project Through The Optimal Selection Of Coating Techniques The Only Crude Pipeline Operator-Led Congress Focused On The Entire Pipeline Asset Integrity Management Strategy: From Selection To Implementation Houston TX Nov 19-20 Website: http://www.crude-pipeline-asset-integrity-2014.com Reviewing NACE,-SSPC, ISO Surface Preparation […]

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#2 Defining Rust Back, Flash Rust, and Rust Bloom

Posted on 06. Mar, 2014 by .

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Back in 2005, Ray Weaver of SSPC Staff and Lydia Frenzel of Advisory Council co-authored an article to tell the difference between flash rust, rust back, and rust bloom.  It never got published.  Frenzel is posting this on the Flash Rust web site in March 2014. Look at this article and use the three flow […]

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Acknowledgements & Reference papers for NSRP Flash Rust Project

Posted on 16. Mar, 2009 by .

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Acknowledgments, Bibliography for NSRP Flash Rust Project These papers listed below are included for further reading with permission from JPCL, CleanerTimes, and Marine Log. All rights are retained by the publishers. Many people contributed to this module.  The technical team members include: National Shipbuilding Research Program SP-3 Panel, Todd Pacific Shipyard, Detyens Shipyard, Atlantic Marine […]

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Beware the Spider

Posted on 06. Mar, 2009 by .

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Rusty Brown says: Flash rust is like dry skin. It brushes off leaving new skin. Rust back is like the bite of the spider. It festers and keeps eating deeper.

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Beware the Cut

Posted on 06. Mar, 2009 by .

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Rusty Brown says: Corrosion is like the infection that attacks you when your skin is cut or damaged.

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Oranges and Apples

Posted on 06. Mar, 2009 by .

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Rusty Brown says: The steel hull loomed above the two engineers who were reading some specification sheets. Ones says, “Put the paint on thicker. That way it won’t peel off.” The other says, “Which is easier to peel with your thumbnail, oranges or apples.”

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You’re Skidding

Posted on 06. Mar, 2009 by .

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Rusty Brown says: Dust is to paint as grease is to tires.

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