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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…

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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…

Enbridge Oil Spill

Enbridge Oil Spill

July 12, 2012

Last week we learned that The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued one of its largest fines to date. After further investigation, the NTSB determined that the probable cause of the pipeline rupture was corrosion fatigue cracks. The cracks grew along with the corrosion resulted in substantial defects. As a result, the polyethylene tape coating [...] Continue Reading…

Cathodic Protection Testing

June 26, 2012

According to NACE International, approximately twenty-five percent of states currently require cathodic protection be installed and maintained on new, refurbished, or repaired tanks in contact with soil or sand foundations. Similarly, several states are in the process of implementing regulations governing AST’s. The maintenance of cathodic protection systems protection systems requires annual and conduct testing [...] Continue Reading…

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Debate Heating Up Over Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline

January 10, 2012

Debate is heating up over Enbridge, an Alberta based company, and their proposed $5.5-billion Northern Gate Pipeline project. The proposed pipeline would deliver crude from Alberta’s oilsands to the major port city of Kitimat, B.C. The crude would then be exported to the Asian markets from there. Environmentalists contend that the history of pipelines imply [...] 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…