4 Signs You May Have an Eroded Pipeline

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Pipeline erosion is a serious and expensive problem. The sooner you get ahead of this issue, the better. There are some early warning signs that you may be dealing with an erosion problem. If you notice any of these four signs, your pipeline is in need of attention. 1. Evidence of Rust If you do… Read more »

3 Things to Look for When Hiring a Piping Company

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There’s only one way to deal with a pipeline corrosion problem, and that’s to face it head-on. Corrosion is like a disease that will spread if you don’t get rid of it. In fact, according to the American Galvanizer’s Association, the United States economy pays $9 billion every year because of corrosion to pipelines. In… Read more »

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Pipelines

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Pipelines are a series of pipes fitted with pumps, valves, and other control mechanisms for transporting gases, liquids, and slurries. Our streets, cities, oceans, and continents are all underlain by pipelines. The various energy sources they deliver are essential for most modern-day conveniences. Here are six things you didn’t know about pipelines. 1. There are… Read more »

3 Problems Caused by an Eroded Pipeline

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Every year pipeline corrosion costs the U.S. about $9 billion. An eroded pipeline can cause serious damage and costly repairs. Here are three problems that an eroded pipeline can cause that you need to know about. Stop in Services One of the most expensive things an eroded pipeline can cause is a stoppage in services…. Read more »

What Are Some Strong Corrosion Protection Methods?

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Corrosion is a deterioration of a material caused by environmental interactions. It is a natural phenomenon and requires three conditions: moisture, a metallic surface, and an oxidizing agent known as an electron acceptor. Even minor corrosion requires repairs and maintenance. According to ASM International.org, metal corrosion costs the U.S. economy nearly $300 billion every year…. Read more »

The Real Cost of Metal Corrosion

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The sight of eroding pipes is never easy to look at and is frankly quite an eyesore. Corrosion of metals can be seen all over, from rusted-out bicycle wheels to the leaky washing machine that just flooded your basement. In the same way, eroding pipes and metallic corrosion are not only a threat to obvious… Read more »

6 Forms of Pipe Erosion and How to Prevent Them

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Preventing pipe erosion is critical to managing the integrity of needed infrastructure. There are various forms of piping erosion, also referred to as piping corrosion, that can affect operations including uniform corrosion, pitting corrosion, microbiologically influenced corrosion, and others. Here’s what to know about them and how to prevent them. 1. Uniform Corrosion Uniform corrosion… Read more »

5 Tips for Pipe Corrosion Prevention

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Pipeline corrosion happens because metals are sometimes vulnerable to chemical reactions that weaken them. Once the metal is weakened, it becomes susceptible to rust and may form cracks and holes. This is a big problem because pipeline corrosion results in a $9 billion loss for the US economy each year alone. Pipeline corrosion prevention is,… Read more »

What Are the Warning Signs of Pipeline Corrosion?

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Pipeline corrosion alone has the potential to cause more serious problems if ignored, making pipeline corrosion protection an important thing to consider. Corrosion occurs when old metal pipes corrode from years of use, causing a leak or a burst and leading to serious wastage of water. Here are some warning signs that can help you… Read more »

5 Factors to Consider When Selecting Pipeline Corrosion Protection Systems

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Each year, oil, gas, and water companies use approximately six percent of their total revenue to combat corrosion. Despite vast investments in corrective maintenance, pipeline corrosion continues to cost the American economy close to nine billion dollars annually.   The best approach to tackle the corrosion problem is by adopting a preventive maintenance approach. Corrosion… Read more »

3 Popular Pipe Corrosion Protection Mechanisms

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Metal corrosion is the bane of most industrial piping systems. Every year pipeline corrosion costs the US economy about $9 billion. Globally, the figure stands at a staggering $2.2 trillion. That is about 3% of the world’s GDP. Corrosion does not cause financial problems only. Corrosion eats into metal pipes, causing them to be weak… Read more »

Secrets Revealed: Here Are 6 Ways To Prevent Pipe Corrosion

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America’s economy loses an estimated $300 billion annually due to metal corrosion. This is a figure that can keep anyone with an engineering project awake at night. Apart from the heavy costs, corrosion comes with risks such as putting employees’ life in danger, causing injuries, and even halting important projects. The fact that corrosion is… Read more »

How to Prevent Pipe Corrosion

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If you’re working on a complex engineering project, chances are the dread of pipeline corrosion keeps you up at night. And that’s valid — every year, corrosion problems in industrial pipelines cost the U.S. economy more than $9 billion. And cost isn’t the only downside. Causes of pipe erosion and corrosion can lead to halted… Read more »

Pipe Pads: An Easy Way To Prevent Pipeline Corrosion

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Did you know that metal corrosion costs the U.S. economy nearly $300 billion every year? This is a problem many homeowners or business owners may face if they do not have pipeline corrosion protection already implemented in their pipe system. But what is pipeline corrosion, and how can you protect the outside of your pipes?… Read more »

3 Ways Pipe Supports Can Weaken Your Pipes

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Engineering involves the balancing of competing interests. For example, heavier pipes may be more durable and less prone to failure, but heavier pipes cost more and require more robust supports. Adding more supports or stronger supports requires more labor to build and install and more construction materials. One factor that is often missed in all… Read more »

Why Your Business Should Invest in Pipe Wear Pads

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Metal corrosion problems costs the United States economy over $9 billion every year. To make sure your company doesn’t suffer from lost profits and lost time from pipe corrosion, you should invest in pipe wear pads. Why does pipeline corrosion happen? Metal corrosion happens whenever two pieces of metal in an industrial setting are touching… Read more »

3 Failure Modes for Pipes and Pipelines

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Mechanical parts may suffer failure in many different modes. Mechanical, structural, and material engineers are familiar with failure modes like creep, fracture, corrosion, wear, fatigue, and thermal stress. But how are these terms applied in a practical setting? Here are three failure modes that pipes and pipelines may experience. Corrosion Everyone who has seen rust… Read more »

3 Causes Of Pipe Erosion And How You Can Prevent It

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Eroding pipes can be a nightmare to deal with if you don’t catch them before they burst. Prevent pipe corrosion with pipe saddles, which are designed to insulate pipes and get rid of the risk of pipe corrosion. This is done by preventing moisture from soaking through, as well as preventing metal on metal contact…. Read more »

Tips for Preventing Pipe Corrosion

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In most piping systems, the pipes carry liquids that can wear on the pipes as time goes on. The surface of the pipes can start to deteriorate over time, which is called pipeline corrosion. It’s a common issue among metal pipes with metal corrosion costing the U.S. economy almost $300 billion each year. However, there… Read more »

How to Prevent Internal Pipe Corrosion: A Guide for Industry

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Pipe corrosion is a common problem for oil, gas, and petrochemical industries. If companies ignore the risk of internal pipe corrosion, it may become a serious problem. Corroded pipelines lead to oil spills, shutdowns, and environmental concerns. Inspection of pipe exteriors is easier. A visual inspection reveals potential problems. New pipeline corrosion protection systems cut exterior corrosion risks. How… Read more »

Pipe Pads: Why You Need Them and Where to Get Them

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You spend a lot of time and money installing, upgrading, and maintaining the industrial piping system in your building.  It’s not an easy job, but someone has to do it.  What if it could be a little easier? What if you could save time, money and energy with one simple trick? Keep reading to learn… Read more »