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.
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.
USI Inspections’ personnel receive ongoing training at NACE sponsored courses and events.
Our owners Tiffany & Doug Klingensmith are both NACE CIP Certified.
Associates are sent to NACE Coating Inspector Programs once they master the basics.
Combined industrial specific and coating know-how of over 30 years.
USI carries liquid epoxy coatings, hot/cold applied tapes, wax tapes, rockshield and so much more.
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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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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