Lack of Inspection Causes Leaks in 850-Mile Pipeline

July 2, 2013

Two months after the ExxonMobil pipeline leak that spilled more than 100,000 gallons of oil in Mayflower, AK, the US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) reports that the same 65-year-old pipeline (Pegasus) has had 13 leaks since 2002. ExxonMobil Corp. spokesman Aaron Stryk said the 13 leaks did not take [...] Continue Reading…


BORIN supports 47th Annual Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course

May 24, 2013

Borin Manufacturing Inc.’s East Coast Corrosion Technician, Eddie Kalinowski, manning the Borin table at the 47th annual AUCSC (Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course) in Morgantown, West Virginia. The conference is hosted annually at the beautiful University of West Virginia. Borin is proud to support this event and has been participating  exhibitor  for the past 25+ [...] Continue Reading…


Corroded Refinery Pipes in El Segundo, CA

May 10, 2013

Almost a year after the Richmond, California fire, Chevron decided to conduct a voluntary inspection at their El Segundo refinery. Chevron’s El Segundo and Richmond refineries were both built in the 70s, process the same type of crude oil, and are nearly identical. During the tests, the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) discovered [...] Continue Reading…


NACE 68th Annual Corrosion 2013 Conference and Expo

April 3, 2013

The NACE 68th Annual Corrosion 2013 Conference and Expo took place last month March 17-21 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. NACE publishes standard practice, test method, and material requirements for the corrosion industry. To date, there are to more than 29,000 corrosion professionals. Borin Manufacturing joined over six thousand executives and [...] Continue Reading…

Pipeline problems

Pipeline Risk Assessment

March 11, 2013

Pipeline violations occur more often than we would like. Some blame vague wording when it comes to reporting threats. Some states have passed bills that increase fines in order to reduce careless behavior by pipeline companies. According to a North Dakota NBC affiliate,  the state passed legislation that increased fines from “ten thousand dollars to 200-thousand [...] Continue Reading…

Replacing pipes

Allentown, PA to Replace Over 60 Miles of Depression-Era Pipes

March 1, 2013

Cathodic protection requirements before 1970 were different than the requirements for pipelines built after 1971. As a result, many of the pipelines are crippling communities. How? Tax payers often end up paying for waterline breaks repairs in addition to what companies have to pay to fix/replace pipes. In Allentown, PA they are dealing with the [...] Continue Reading…

Failed LMRP Connector

Drilling of the Gulf of Mexico Halts

February 7, 2013

Ever since the GOM British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in 2010, companies are taking the necessary precautions in order to avoid a similar disaster. This morning Bloomberg news is reported that the U.S. has halted drilling on some oil and gas wells with “flawed bolts” on the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). A flaw was discovered after [...] Continue Reading…

Water Pipe

The Importance of Cathodic Protection

January 25, 2013

Why is cathodic protection so important? You can ask any oil and gas company that question, and they will say that cathodic protection is imperative to protecting their assets. Cathodic protection is the key to protecting and extending the life of metal equipment such as pipelines. It reduces or eliminates corrosion of assets. Many of [...] Continue Reading…

Borin NACE Booth 2009 in Atlanta

NACE Corrosion 2013 Conference and Expo

January 4, 2013

NACE International, The Corrosion Society, will be hosting their conference in Orlando, FL this March 17-21, 2013. NACE International is the leader in the corrosion control community, and is recognized worldwide as the premier authority for corrosion solutions. Companies from the following industries will also be in attendance: Cathodic Protection Chemical Inhibitors Coatings Department of [...] Continue Reading…

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