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Report: Market for corrosion inhibitors expanding rapidly

The use of corrosion inhibitors is expanding rapidly across the world as more plants, refineries and drilling sites come online. In a recent report, Grandview Research disclosed that the global anti-corrosion market expects to grow from $5.25 billion in 2012 to $7.55...

source: By Alan Kelsky
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A team led by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a safer cladding for nuclear fuel rods. The new material, an alloy of iron, chromium and aluminum, avoids zirconium. As a result, it should give plant operators substantially...

source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory via

Combining artificial intelligence with experimentation sped up the discovery of metallic glass by 200 times. The new material's glassy nature makes it stronger, lighter and more corrosion-resistant than today's best steel.

source: Northwestern University via ScienceDaily

Rolls-Royce has warned of a bigger than expected hit to its finances as the cost of fixing problems with the company’s latest jet engines grow. In its annual results last month, Rolls-Royce flagged up an expected $425 million-plus...

source: The Telegraph

Each year, the effects of corroding materials sap more than $1 trillion from the global economy. As certain alloys are exposed to extreme stress and temperatures, an oxide film begins to form, causing the alloys to break down even...

source: American Institute of Physics via

Military officials on April 12 confirmed that the Defense Department has temporarily suspended acceptance of new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters over corrosion issues. The suspension has been in place "for a few weeks" but is not expected...


Southwest Airlines Co. said it is accelerating inspections of some engines following a fatal failure on a flight between New York and Dallas. The airline said it expects within 30 days to complete its examination of fan blades on CFM56 engines of the type that broke apart...

source: The Wall Street Journal via MarketWatch


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