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Corrosion

Corrosion is defined as a refined metal that is naturally converted to a more stable form such as its hydroxide or sulphide state. Metal corrodes when it reacts with another substance such as oxygen, hydrogen or bacteria. Corrosion can also happen when metals are placed under too much stress causing the material to crack. Corrosion leads to deterioration of the material. In this section you can find newsitems related to all types of corrosion such as stress corrosion cracking, intergranular corrosion, pitting, and corrosion fatigue. If you wish to include your newsrelease on our website and email newsletter, please feel free to contact Joanne McIntyre.

Hydraulic swaging unit

Swagelok® Co. offers an air-actuated hydraulic swaging unit for swaging multiple fractional and metric tube-fitting sizes. Designed to reduce make-up torque and installation time, the unit features interchangeable, corrosion-resistant, stainless steel tooling.

Undersea pipeline corrosion monitoring

A new joint industry programme, launched by InterCorr Intl. Inc. and Shell Global Solutions, a division of Shell Oil Products Co., will investigate cost-effective and reliable systems for monitoring corrosion and flow assurance in subsea pipelines.

Corrosion Materials forms new division

Corrosion Materials (Louisiana, USA) has formed a Titanium Alloys Division to market all grades of titanium in all product forms.

Alloy integrated fluid system solution

A challenge posed by the oil and gas industry and an ambitious product development relationship between Sandvik Steel AB and Swagelok Company has led to a new SAF 2507 alloy integrated fluid system solution that performs in highly corrosive, chloride-containing environments, such as oil and gas exploration and production activities.

Fifth Annual Meeting of ISSF

The world’s stainless steel industry met on 6–8 May in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and agreed a new way forward for the industry.

52nd Sea Horse Institute Conference

The 52nd Sea Horse Institute, a marine corrosion conference, will be held August 13-16, 2001 in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, USA.

CorrOcean acquires HMC-Corlab bv

CorrOcean ASA has reached an agreement to acquire HMC-Corlab bv with retrospectrive legislation on the 1st of January 2001.

Increased corrosion resistance

The Efremov Research Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus (NIIEFA), based in St Petersburg, has developed a technology to increase the wear and corrosion resistance and fatigue strength of different items from metals and alloys by 200–400%.
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