Zinc-rich epoxy primer uses glass spheres, zinc activator to enhance corrosion resistance
A novel, organic zinc-rich primer coating technology relies on a combination of zinc dust, hollow glass spheres, and a proprietary activator to provide cathodic protection with greatly improved mechanical properties (crack resistance) and adhesion.
Continuous remote corrosion monitoring supports environmental compliance for jetty operations
Ships and barges need a certain amount of water depth to safely load and unload product, so most facilities use jetties to enable vessels to moor in deeper water. The use of carbon steel, however, opens up the risk of internal corrosion.
Advanced robotic inline inspection (ILI) crawlers have now been successfully used to inspect two previously unaccessible North American pipelines on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and the Transco Pipeline.
Can trenchless construction technology burst through?
Pipe bursting involves ramming a new pipe inside an old one, with cutters slitting and bursting the existing pipe as the new one replaces it. The only excavation involves digging launch pits to insert the new pipe. However, being one of the few pipe bu...
Physicist discovers new 2-D material that could advance material science
A new one atom-thick flat material that could upstage the wonder material graphene and advance digital technology has been discovered by a physicist at the University of Kentucky working in collaboration with scientists from Daimler in Germany and the ...
Flint calls for bids for more pipe replacement work
The city is preparing for the next phase of a $55 million lead-pipe replacement effort. Mayor Karen Weaver’s office announced May 31 with the release of a Request for Proposals that businesses interested in doing the work have until June 16 t...