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Pipeline Inspector Guilty of Lapses

A former Shell Pipeline Company employee responsible for corrosion monitoring will pay $19 million in restitution and face up to 15 years in prison for his role in a pipeline leak that relea...


Veterans Get Corrosion Career Training

U.S. military veterans are becoming certified in cathodic protection with the help of a $2,500 grant from Consumers Energy, an electric and natural gas utilities company in Michigan.


Tanks in for New Coatings, Inspections

As many as 80,000 aboveground storage tanks in West Virginia may fall under a set of new mandates for rigorous inspections, coating system overhauls, and spill prevention plans, state offici...


Bids Sought for Vessel Repairs

The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District is seeking contractors to repair the M.V. Del Norte Ferry in San Francisco, CA.


Corrosion, Alarm Issues Cited in Blast

Deteriorated coatings, ineffective cathodic protection, and a 24-year gap in inspections led to the rupture of a severely corroded pipeline and subsequent massive fire in West Virginia, fede...


Aegion, PPG Land DOD Contracts

Corrpro Companies and PPG Industries have both just inked major corrosion-protection and coatings contracts with two branches of the Department of Defense.


Newest Corrosion Weapon: Poison

For those who find blasting and coating too much work to fight corrosion, Australian materials engineers are reporting a new option: arsenic.


At 102, Pipe Awarded for Longevity

Not many underground water pipes get a birthday present, but not many turn 100 years old unscathed.


Hull Holes Laid to Coating Damage

Coating damage and inadequate cathodic protection caused the corrosion that left holes in the hull of a brand-new $500 million Coast Guard cutter, an internal investigation has concluded.


The Price of Ambiguity: $52M

SAN ANTONIO—A picture may be worth a thousand words, but one squishy word in a contract could trigger a bill that could break your company.


USACE Awards $18M ND Dam Painting

S&S Coatings Inc., of Spokane, WA, has been awarded an $18,271,224 contract to clean and recoat the 28 spillway gates at the Garrison Dam in central North Dakota.


Corrpro Held Liable for Painter’s Hole

Cathodic protection supplier Corrpro Companies Inc. did not adequately protect a new field employee who fell through a hole left by a third-party painting contractor, a federal Administrativ...


Navy Honors Corrosion, Coating Pioneer

Keith Lucas may be a civilian, but that has not stopped him from leading a critical piece of the charge in the Navy’s long war on marine corrosion.


PG&E Reveals More Pipeline Corrosion

Embattled Pacific Gas & Electric has notified California state regulators of 180 corrosion areas along its pipeline network that violate the utility’s own standards.


Wax Tape Protects High-Temp Pipelines

Trenton Corp., manufacturer of corrosion prevention systems, has introduced a wax-tape coating designed to protect metal pipe and irregular-shaped fixtures from corrosion in higher-temperatu...


3 Acquisitions Expand Insituform

Insituform Technologies Inc., global provider of pipeline protection services and materials, has announced acquisition deals totaling more than $28.6 million for complementary companies in t...


Austal Lands New Navy Ship Contract

Corrosion problems on a brand-new Navy combat vessel have not kept Austal USA from signing a new $313 million shipbuilding deal with the service.


MATCOR Names General Manager

MATCOR® Inc. (Katy, TX) has appointed Timothy Disney as General Manager of the Houston/Gulf Coast operations.


UK Corrosion Conference Planned

The UK Corrosion Conference will be held in NEC, Birmingham, UK, on October 27–29, 2009, in conjunction with the Correx and Surface World Exhibition.


 
 
   

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