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…

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…

Pipeline Explosion

Preplanning is Key

August 9, 2012

We are constantly reporting about pipeline ruptures that have caused millions in damages around the globe. Pipeline accidents are preventable. Companies can save themselves money by establishing a plan to prevent corrosion related ruptures by monitoring pipelines. It is estimated by the Pipeline and Gas Journal that almost 120,000 miles of pipelines are currently being [...] Continue Reading…

Jackson oil spill

Pipeline Ruptures in Jackson, WI and Affects Local Residents

July 31, 2012

As a result of a broken pipeline owned by West Shore Pipe Line Co, there was an oil spill in Jackson, WI. Reports estimate about 55,000 gallons of oil leaked. Although the oil spill occurred two weeks ago, it has contaminated the soil in the area, and at least seven residential water wells. Washington County [...] Continue Reading…

Michigan Oil Spill Report Delayed, But Corrosion Confirmed

January 19, 2012

The federal report that was to detail the causes of the 2010 spill in Southern Michigan that leaked 800,000 gallons of oil from Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge Inc.’s pipeline that runs from Griffith, Indiana, to Sarnia, Ontario in Canada. This staggering amount of oil was spilled into the Kalamazoo River an hour drive east of Grand [...] Continue Reading…

World's Longest Floating Bridge

Corroded Cables Replaced On World’s Longest Floating Bridge

December 27, 2011

The floating bridge of highway 520 in Washington State is nearing retirement after being continuously in service since 1963. With three years remaining until a new bridge can be in place state officials are racing to replace corroded cables, 15 of the 58 anchor cables which range in age from 18 to 33 years old. [...] Continue Reading…

Vermont Yankee

Nuclear Power Plant Leaks Due to Corrosion

November 3, 2011

Three-fourths of commercial nuclear power plants in the United States have been found to have leaked radioactive tritium into the earth through corroded pipelines. These incidents have been escalating throughout the years, as more reactors are being licensed by federal regulators. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission found that at least 48 of 65 sites leaked [...] Continue Reading…

TurnBull Bridge Closes

TurnBull Bridge in Florida Closes

October 18, 2011

The forty-four year old Turnbull Bridge in New Smyrna Beach, Florida has been shut down after county inspectors found what they called “severe corrosion” on the support beams. County officials began maintenance on the bridge immediately and are calling it a ten month long project. A large section of concrete beam was found deteriorating, as [...] Continue Reading…

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U.S.S. Independence Deals With Corrosion

October 13, 2011

U.S. Navy littoral combat ship, the U.S.S. Independence, will have to have its corroded hull repaired in San Diego, California. The U.S.S. Independence was manufactured at Austal USA’s Mobile River shipyard.  Approximately 18 months after the ship set sail, the corrosion began to develop. The U.S. Navy apparently had very high expectations for the vessel. [...] Continue Reading…