Combining cathodic protection with aluminium coatings to reduce the external corrosion of hot risers

A new joint industry project has recently started to demonstrate the technical and financial benefits of the combined use of thermally sprayed aluminium (TSA) coatings and cathodic protection (CP) when applied to thermally cycled risers and hot hydrocarbon transportation pipelines. Although TSA coatings are widely used to reduce the corrosion rate of offshore facilities, there…

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Contributions invited for UK strategy for additive manufacturing

Work is underway to establish a UK national strategy for additive manufacturing by early 2016, to maximise UK business growth and long-term economic value through the successful industrialisation of the technology. Professors from the University of Nottingham and from the University of Cambridge are co-ordinating the initial baseline evidence gathering process. Understanding your views, opportunities…

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African company approaches for plastics welding training

A West African employment agency turned us for plastics welding training to expand its capability after investing in new equipment. Senior plastics welding trainer  travelled to the premises of C2K Staffing in the Senegalese city of Thiès, where he provided training to six technicians to enable them to use welding machines the company had just…

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