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Category: Success Stories

Natural Gas Pipeline Repair

The Challenge The natural gas pipeline that fuels a gas burner in an aluminum plant was heavily corroded and in critical need of repair. The pipeline had to be repaired in place to prevent an unscheduled outage that would result in lost production.  Unconventional Solutions had the ideal repair solution for this situation. REINFORCING TAPE…
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Leaking Wastewater Pipe Repair

The Challenge On New Year’s Day, this drain commission found an active leak at a 3 inch “T” and had no replacement parts available. Fortunately, they ordered pipe repair material from Unconventional Solutions four months earlier. The Solution They used the RESIMETAL 108 Pipe Repair Tape and RESIMETAL 105 Aqua Stick and were able to…
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Crusher Shaft Repair

The Challenge This shaft of a single toggle jaw crusher was exhaustively used in a mining facility.  The shaft weighed 3,000 pounds and originally cost over $20,000.  The journal areas had been excessively worn as a result of the aggressive working environment and many years of use. Four areas of heavy wear were identified for…
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In Place HVAC Shaft Repair

The Challenge This Children’s Hospital had a large shaft that was damaged with extreme wear. They were looking at a high-cost project that would take weeks or months to execute. Large holes in the walls or roof would have been created (and then fixed!) to lift out the damaged part and bring in a long-lead…
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Low Pressure Gas Leak Repair

The Challenge A local gas company in Ohio, after buying an existing distribution line, found out they had some small leaks. This was a low pressure and low consequence area and they wanted an alternative to shutting down a major customer, while not sacrificing safety. Having met Unconventional Solutions at Perdue Corrosion Short Course, they…
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Spare Part – Valve Corrosion Protection

The Challenge This major natural gas company needed a solution to keep their larger critical spare parts corrosion free while in storage for an unknown future date of use. They need to keep larger, more expensive spare parts on hand, and ready to use, because when a part like that is needed for replacement, they…
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Crude Oil Pit Rebuild & Protection

The Challenge This old crude oil pit was exhibiting decay from years of neglect. Some concrete areas were worn down to the reinforcement. Repair budget was a key issue, so Unconventional Solutions worked together with the customer to find the most economical solution without the expense and time of a complete tear-out and re-pour of…
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Power Plant Warehouse Floor Repair

The Challenge Years of heavy use, forklift traffic, water, cleaning chemicals and salts had severely damaged this floor at the primary warehouse of a Michigan Power Plant. The customer needed a long term solution that could be installed over the weekend, during a unit outage, to minimize inconvenience and downtime and save money by not…
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Leeching Trench Repair

The Challenge This Refinery had a concern with soil contamination by ethanol solvents and hydrocarbons. They contacted Unconventional Solutions for a system that would repair, protect, and upgrade the trench to give them a long-term solution to protect the environment without costly tear-out and re-pour of the entire trench. The Solution The affected area was…
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PCB Encapsulating System

The Challenge This Major Electrical Company Service Centers floor had PCB  (Polychlorinated Biphenyl’s) contamination from transformer oil spilling on it, as back in the 70’s, a crew had pulled a leaking transformer along the floor. They wanted to become the hero for their employees by providing a safe environment to work.  They avoided paying Millions…
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