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CASE STUDIES

CASE STUDY: Repair Kit Coating Failure

Case Study: Repair Kit Coating Failure The Problem USI Owner & President, Tiffany Klingensmith, handled a phone call that came into Unconventional Solutions, Inc. on a Friday afternoon at 4:15 pm.  The customer said this to Tiffany, “When we started testing the line for coating conditions, we found MANY jeeps.  We dug up the line and where we used…
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CASE STUDY: Moisture Barrier Decorative Floor System

Case Study: Moisture Barrier Decorative Floor System The Problem A Headquarters Facility had water damage in the basement and wanted to upgrade their flooring system.  A flood had damaged the old tile and carpeting and they wanted a more decorative uplifting look. The Solution The area was first prepped according to the Technical Data Sheets of…
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HOW TO REPAIR AND PREVENT GALVANIC CORROSION IN A CHILLER

Galvanic corrosion (dissimilar-metal corrosion) is an electrochemical process in which one metal corrodes preferentially, when in electrical contact with a different type of metal, and both metals are immersed in an electrolyte such as water. Chillers are prone to this type of corrosion, especially where the tubes meet up with the end plates. The first…
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HOW TO PREVENT COATING FAILURES WHEN USING REPAIR KITS ON PIPELINES

This BLOG will cover TIPS to prevent coating failure as well as Helpful Hints to prevent a Repair Kit Coating from failing. 3 TIPS TO PREVENT COATING FAILURE #1 Document Everything!!!#2 Manufacturers Application Specs MUST BE followed#3 Repair Kits – the Contractor should record the conditions – temperature of the pipe – batch numbers A…
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HOW TO FIX AN ACTIVE LEAK ON A CONCRETE PIPE

STEP 1 – The pipe was first cleaned and prepped according to the Technical Data Sheets of the products to be used to create a long term solution. STEP 2 – Resichem 574 Fastfill Plug was first applied and pushed into the crack/hole to stop any liquid seepage. STEP 3 – Resichem 505 Damp Seal…
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CASE STUDY: Concrete Pipe Repair

Case Study: Concrete Pipe Repair The Problem This Paper Mill had a Utility Company drill a hole into their 22” Asbestos Cement Transite Pipe.  The Utility Company forgot to call 811 Miss Dig, and the result was the unwanted large hole in this Paper Mill’s one of two main water pipes carrying the needed water into…
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CASE STUDY: SP-2888® RG Coating Damage

Case Study: SP-2888® RG Coating Damage USI has NACE CIP Level 3 Coating Inspectors on Staff USI was contracted to inspect coating damage due to an aggressive HDD Pull.  The inspector worked with the pipeline owner and contractor to determine a recoat solution that was satisfactory to both parties. The pipe was blasted 2” on either…
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HOW DO I PREVENT DAMAGE TO COATINGS ON AN AGGRESSIVE SUBSTRATE HDD?

We have all had the occasion to pull the first couple of joints out on an HDD and the coating is extremely damaged. THE DRILL: #1 Look at the alignment of the pipe in the drill hole. Is there a sharp turn in the drill? If there is, the pipe may be dragging on an…
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Peerless Synthetic Rubber

By: Stormy Shaw Synthetic rubber has properties like natural rubber, but with greater resistance to abrasion, wear and water. Additional advantages over natural rubber include; low cost alternative material to natural rubber, longer lasting aging properties and it hardens with time, rather than softening. Synthetic Rubber Putty Ultra Peerless Synthetic Rubber Putty Ultra is a…
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Vendor Spotlight: Peat Sorb

By: Stormy Shaw It is estimated that less oil is spilled in a tanker than seeps into coastal waters and groundwater from land spills every year. Some estimates range as high as 200 million gallons annually on US soil and water alone. One pint of oil can create a one acre slick on water. A…
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