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See You in 2013

December 31, 2012

As the year comes to an end, we would like to thank everyone for supporting Borin Manufacturing. This year we blogged about many pipeline ruptures and failures that resulted from improper maintenance. Many communities were affected by these failures that did not make national headlines. We continue to express the need for pipeline, cable and [...] Continue Reading…

NTSB Representative

Sissonville Pipeline

December 26, 2012

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued an order to Columbia Gas company to repair its pipelines because, a section was found to be “hazardous to life, property and the environment.” This order comes after the rupture in connection with the December 11, 2012 failure of the SM-80 Pipeline in Kanawha County, West [...] Continue Reading…

Sinkhole in Bayou Corne, Louisiana

Sinkhole in Bayou Corne Evacuates Many From Homes

December 12, 2012

“The Louisiana Weekly” reported last month about a sinkhole in Bayou Corne, Louisiana. The sinkhole has not made the mainstream media news outlets, and it affects many residents that led hundreds of people to evacuate their homes. The sinkhole is filled with water, underground brines, oil, and natural gas. Moreover, the situation has resulted in [...] Continue Reading…

Pipeline corrosion

Pipeline Corrosion in America

November 16, 2012

According to a report from he U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Corrosion has caused between 15 and 20 percent of all reported “significant incidents.” Over two million of America’s pipelines are corroding as a result of age, lack of maintenance or testing. This has caused hundreds of leaks and ruptures [...] Continue Reading…

Soaring Gas Prices

Soaring Gas Prices

October 10, 2012

Two months ago we mentioned that Californians were dealing with higher gas prices, and they are still feeling the pain. Some places are looking at gas prices over $5, and with the holidays around the corner, it makes people think twice about their traveling options. California Governor Jerry Brown recently ordered CA smog regulators to [...] Continue Reading…

BORIN Bullet Marker

Leak Detection System

October 5, 2012

Over the next five years, we will see an increase of pipeline construction. Pipelines are built near water and heavily populated communities. As a result, leak detection is detrimental to the industry’s plans to build thousands of miles of new pipelines. Having a leak detection system is necessary. An effective system assures that monitoring and [...] Continue Reading…

California Governor Jerry Brown

New California Legislation

September 28, 2012

California Governor Jerry Brown signed new legislation that was proposed by Assemblyman Jerry Hill that is designed to protect the public from incidents like San Bruno, and the Richmond explosions. The  three bills that requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to: Adopt gas pipeline safety recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Adopt [...] Continue Reading…

Thick as a penny

Pipelines as Thin a Penny

September 17, 2012

Last month we reported on the Chevron fire in Richmond, CA and early reports indicated it happened as a result of a corroded pipe. Chevron had to partially shut down the refinery, which increased gas prices for California residents. Gas prices have remained above $4/gallon ever since the fire in Richmond because of the unit [...] Continue Reading…

BP Oil Spill

Pipeline Failure and the Community

September 7, 2012

NPR made an analogy this week between the 60’s show, The Beverly Hillbillies, and today’s aging pipelines. Although the show was funny, when that happens in real life it is not so fun for the communities and families involved. The Gulf Coast, for example, is still suffering from the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill two [...] Continue Reading…

Road Closed

Tucson Water Department Fixes Corroded Water Pipeline

August 27, 2012

This month the Tucson, AZ water department discovered a corroded pipeline. This comes after almost a decade since the same pipelines last ruptured. Tucson water had to reduce water pressure in order to fix the corroded pipeline. Residents did not have to face a complete water shut off, and they were able to go about [...] Continue Reading…

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