Success Stories

Pipe and Pipeline Color Code Standards Explained

Pipe Color Code Standard and Piping Color Codes Chart

Ensuring Additional Mechanical Protection of HDD Coatings

ABSTRACTThe use of horizontal directional drills (HDDs) is an ever-increasing pipeline installation technique. As HDDs increase, there is an increased probability for coating damage, even when coated with traditional mill or field applied…
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Vertical Inline Pump for Cooling Tower

PROBLEM The veins on this vertical inline pump for a cooling tower at a refinery had severe abrasion wear because of the 30 years of service it provided.  The client…
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Training & Troubleshooting Tank Farm Fuel Lines

PROBLEM USI’s AMPP Coating Inspector was called on site to help train, troubleshoot, and problem solve with a contractor. The final goal was to have the jet fuel lines coated…
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Hydraulic Ram Repair

PROBLEM This hydraulic cylinder on an automotive assembly line hoist was scored and pitted causing loss of hydraulic oil, efficiency, and a hydraulic fluid puddle that could lead to a…
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High Build Floor Protection

The Problem USI was approached for a heavy-duty floor protection system suitable for the concrete floors operating in an aggressive industrial environment. The ideal system would offer longevity in service…
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Pitted Steel Mill Floor Repair

The Problem This steel mill was dealing with a lot of pitting on their floors. They were looking for a solution that could easily smooth out the floor without having…
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Citric Acid Protection

The Problem The floor of this candy factory in Indiana was being brutally attacked by citric and lactic acid.  This caused the concrete to become cracked and pitted over time.…
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Wastewater Treatment Plant Containment Area Protection

The Problem The original coating had failed following an incident when a valve had leaked and 3 quarts of 95% sulfuric acid had spilled onto the containment area lining. As…
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Tank Chime Repair

The Problem A wastewater company was looking for a cost-effective and durable repair solution for their tank chimes. There was a 1½ in. gap that needed to be repaired and…
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