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…


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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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