Latest Corrosion Stories

2011-09-23 00:15:38

Collaboration uses Lehigh's advanced electron microscopes to pinpoint phase transition Why does a solid metal that is engineered for ductility become brittle, often suddenly and with dramatic consequences, in the presence of certain liquid metal impurities? The phenomenon, known as liquid metal embrittlement, or LME, has baffled metallurgists for a century. Now, a team of ceramics researchers has shed light on LME by obtaining atomic-scale images of unprecedented resolution of the...

2011-09-21 08:00:00

After long and thorough development and testing EK Water Blocks has finally released premixed coolants for use in water cooling systems. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 21, 2011 Environment in water/liquid cooling systems for PCâs are very challenging. Often taken a bit lightly, conditions are quite complex and can create numerous problems. Different types of metal (noble metals, alloys), used in loops, have a different standard electrode potential and when they come in...

2011-09-19 21:40:00

Materials Performance (MP) magazine, a publication of NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announces its inaugural Readersâ Choice award highlighting the most important innovations impacting corrosion control. The top 10 corrosion innovations for 2012 will be selected by MP readers through online voting, and award winners will be announced and featured in a Product Showcase at NACE Internationalâs annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 11-15, 2012....

2011-08-10 00:00:29

Liberty Packaging Co., Inc., launches its multi-media marketing campaign to promote oil-free anti-corrosion protective packaging using the clean and safe Intercept Technologyâ“ž¢. Braintree, MA (PRWEB) August 09, 2011 Liberty Packaging Co. launches its multi-media marketing campaign to promote oil-free corrosion protection using the clean and safe Intercept Technologyâ“ž¢ protective packaging. Protective oils have been used in...

2011-08-05 00:00:30

Self-Lubricating Stainless Steel Cam Followers for Wet or Submersible Applications (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 Graphite Metallizing Corporation announces the availability of GRAPHALLOY® stainless steel cam followers for wet or submersible applications. These stainless steel cam followers are corrosion resistant and survive wash down and steam, eliminating the problems experienced with traditional cam followers. GRAPHALLOY® cam followers do not contain oil or grease to harden, burn up,...

2011-08-03 19:28:53

U.S. production of ethanol for fuel has been rising quickly, topping 13 billion gallons in 2010. With the usual rail, truck and barge transport methods under potential strain, existing gas pipelines might be an efficient alternative for moving this renewable fuel around the country. But researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) caution that ethanol, and especially the bacteria sometimes found in it, can dramatically degrade pipelines. At a conference this week,*...

2011-08-02 03:00:00

MIDDLESBROUGH, England, August 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CorDEX Instruments has forged a strategic partnership with the University of Aberdeen, investing GBP150,000 to provide intrinsically safe and explosion proof technologies for use in research. The deal will see CorDEX provide equipment and onsite training in the correct use of these groundbreaking oil and gas tools, which are certified for safe use offshore and in explosive environments. Over the next three...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.