Article - 29 Jul 2001
Black was the first person to recognize magnesium (Mg) as an element in 1755. Later, in 1808, Davy isolated this element by evaporating mercury from a magnesium amalgam.
Article - 23 Jul 2001
Platinum (Pt) was discovered by Ulloa in 1735 and Wood in 1741. Platinum occurs as such naturally, together with negligible amounts of palladium, iridium, rhodium, osmium, and ruthenium.
Article - 12 Mar 2002
This report summarises the development of cathodic protection of steel in concrete. It reports on the technology development and uptake across the world as well as applications and benefits.
Article - 11 Oct 2002
Once a cathodic protection system has been implemented, maintaining the system is of great importance. Outlined are recommended monitoring and maintenance schedules and actions to be taken based on...
Article - 29 Jun 2016
In 2014 Cathodic Anodes Australasia (CAA) purchased the benchtop optical emission spectrometer FOUNDRY-MASTER Xpert from Oxford Instruments. Here we examine their experience and what drove their...
Article - 27 Nov 2001
Fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) concrete provides an alternative to steel reinforced concrete. It overcomes corrosion problems, possesses high strength and low stiffness and cracks in the matrix are...
Article - 20 Aug 2001
Properties such as low density, good strength at elevated temperatures, high strength and excellent corrosion resistance have seen titanium used extensively in industries such as aerospace, process...
Article - 20 Nov 2002
Offshore structures require special materials due to the highly corrosive environment in which they exist. These conditions and the corrosion mechanisms are described. The materials that have been...
Article - 7 Aug 2001
Titanium and titanium alloys have been employed successfully for applications such as water and product pipework, heat exchangers, vessels and ancillary equipment. Reasons for increased use include...
Article - 28 Aug 2001
Zinc has many uses, many of which revolve around protective coatings for steel deposited by hot dip galvanising. These materials are ised in the automotive and construction industries. While the...