Features for October 2009

Features Archive

Non-destructive Testing for Protective Coatings: Implementing a Lifetime Corrosion Prevention Program Non-destructive Testing for Protective Coatings: Implementing a Lifetime Corrosion Prevention Program

During the 20th century cheap and abundant energy made corrosion a manageable problem. This era is coming to an end. Soon, industry will find there is less funding available for corrosion prevention after adjusting for rising energy costs. At this time, management will be forced to decide whether to continue with traditional corrosion control practices or change to something new with a greater potential for energy savings. For many, this will be an extremely difficult decision to make.

Lessons from the Laundry: Recovering Energy Costs with Heat Wheels Lessons from the Laundry: Recovering Energy Costs with Heat Wheels

In 2008, when a barrel of oil cost $147 and a gallon of gasoline cost $4.25 (or more), many readers called or wrote to ask if there were more energy-efficient cleaning processes. They wanted an aqueous cleaning process that would operate at room temperature so that energy would not be needed to heat water, given the high, specific heat requirements in such applications.