Oil & Gas

Why Choose USI Groups?

When it comes to Oil and Gas, pipeline owners and pipeline contractors, USI is your complete source for below grade and atmospheric pipeline coating, primer, paints and petrolatum or wax tapes.  Let us provide your team with the technical support, training and troubleshooting required to make your project successful.

USI offers a full line of protective coatings and repair solutions for transmission & distribution pipeline systems, tank farms & terminals, compressor stations, refineries, and upstream exploration.  Let us help you repair, protect, and upgrade your structures, facilities, and machinery.

When you partner with USI, you get:

  • Denso, SPC, 3M and MBX certified product trainers
  • NACE Certified coating inspectors
  • Product support specialists
  • Same-day shipping on most products
  • 24/7 Customer support for your project or repair

NACE Coating Inspections

You deserve the best! USI Inspections personnel receive the most complete training curriculum, producing top-notch inspectors for the industry.  NACE Coating Inspector Program is the world’s most recognized coating inspector certification program and has set the standard for inspections in the protective coatings industry. At NACE training they reinforce the importance of surface preparation, environmental conditions, mixing and application of our repair materials, liquid coatings, tapes, primers, and paints.

Ongoing Training

USI Inspections’ personnel receive ongoing training at NACE sponsored courses and events.

NACE CIP Certified

Our owners Tiffany & Doug Klingensmith are both NACE CIP Certified.

NACE Programs

Associates are sent to NACE Coating Inspector Programs once they master the basics.

Proven Experience

Combined industrial specific and coating know-how of over 30 years.

Industry Specific Brands

USI carries Denso, SPC, Trenton, 3M, and so much more.

Industry Related Products

USI carries liquid epoxy coatings, hot/cold applied tapes, wax tapes, rockshield and so much more.

Industry News

Trending news, industry challenges, and the most recent information on how to repair, protect and upgrade.

Success Stories

Partnering with USI helps clients like you complete successful projects.

Containment Area Repair

The Challenge The EPA was about to fine this Truck Diesel Repair for the condition of their secondary containment. Unconventional Solutions was called in to save the day! REINFORCING TAPE IN USE The Solution As you can see, we repaired the concrete lining, which includes the floor and walls. The

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Tiffany Klingensmith

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

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Tiffany Klingensmith

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

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Tiffany Klingensmith

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

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How To...

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How to Use an Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge

The UTG‐1500 is an advanced lightweight ultrasonic thickness gauge that is designed to be convenient to use and rugged enough to operate in harsh environments. Utilizing the latest in micro computer circuitry, this unit offers a combination of high accuracy

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How to Use an Air Cartridge Gun

Surface Preparation Prepare the surface by removing all loose scale, rust or any other foreign matter in accordance with SSPC SP-10 “Abrasive Blasting”. Refer to the Protal Application Specification Guide for additional information. All personnel should be trained by a

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