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Leading Edge August 2021

                           Cost of Corrosion “Over $1.1 Trillon yearly, roughly 2.1 percent of our GDP” Project: Clarifier Tank Repair and Upgrade   One of North America’s largest flat role steel producers had a clarifier at its continuous caster was starting to leak and needed…
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Leading Edge July 2021

EPA Raises Environmental Civil Penalties for 2021 U.S. EPA slightly increased its maximum monetary civil penalties for violations of air, water, chemical, and hazardous waste programs on December 23, 2020. The increases in maximum penalty amounts were implemented to keep pace with inflation. The new maximum penalty amounts shown below will  apply to environmental violations…
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Leading Edge May 2021

Are you ready for the damage caused by ground water intrusion or leaking pipes?

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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High Build Flooring System

The Challenge A 50+ year old floor was creating a potential OSHA Reportable of a Trip, Slip or Fall at a Major Gas Utility Company. They contacted the USI Team for a long-lasting solution that would repair, protect and upgrade the flooring that was currently in place. The Solution The Flooring System that the USI…
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Leading Edge April 2021

Are you ready for the damage caused by ground water intrusion or leaking pipes?

Acid Tank Relining

The Challenge USI’s reputation for Technical Support, Training & Trouble Shooting, had a fellow SEMPPES’s Member (South Eastern Michigan Power Plant Society) recommend USI to this Power Plant that needed help with a new acid resistant lining. The first step was determining if the wall thickness was adequate for the relining by doing a UT…
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