MATCOR Texas Office Moves to Houston

MATCOR HoustonMATCOR recently relocated its Katy, TX office to Houston. The new address is:

1423 Wadsworth St
Houston, TX 77015

The phone number has not changed: 281-558-2600

MATCOR joins parent company Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services at this established Houston regional office.

“This move will enable MATCOR and Brand to work more closely together to support our customers in the Houston area,” said Kevin Pitts, President of MATCOR.”

Best Cathodic Protection Paper and Excellence in Corrosion Science at CORCON 2016

We recently joined fellow Brand Energy company SGB Scaffolding and Industrial Services as Silver Sponsors of CORCON 2016. CORCON, held in September in Delhi, is NACE International Gateway India Section’s premiere event in India and NACE International’s 2nd largest conference.

Please join us in congratulating two of our colleagues recognized during CORCON:

Corrosion Awareness Award

Mr. Shailesh Javia, division head for SGB in India, was awarded the NIGIS Corrosion Awareness Award, presented to individuals and institutions for their contribution to corrosion awareness and developments in the field of corrosion science and technology in India.

Best Paper – Cathodic Protection Track

Mr. Ted Huck was awarded Best Paper in the cathodic protection track for his presentation entitled AC Interference Modeling And Mitigation Materials.

In addition to Mr. Huck’s award-winning paper, we presented four additional technical papers at CORCON:

  • Impressed Current Cathodic Protection of Internal Submerged Surfaces of Carbon Steel Water Storage Tanks, presented by Mr. Shailesh Javia, SGB and E. Gopal, MATCOR
  • Atmospheric Corrosion Inspection of Above Ground Piping, presented by Mr. Jeffrey L. Didas, MATCOR
  • Impressed Current Anode Systems for Jetty Piling Protection, presented by Mr. Shailesh Javia, SGB
  • Corrosion Prevention of Aging Pipelines with Deteriorated Coating by Application of Linear Anode ICCP System, presented by Mr. Ted Huck, MATCOR

To learn more about MATCOR’s cathodic protection systems and AC mitigation materials, please visit matcor.com/products. If you have questions or need assistance please complete our web form to connect with our corrosion experts.

To learn more about SGB, please visit sgbgroup.com.

MATCOR Receives Patent for SPL-SandAnode™

Cathodic Protection Anode Designed Specifically for Tank Bottom Replacement Applications

MATCOR was recently issued US Patent No. 9,410,253 for its SPL-SandAnode, an impressed current linear anode that prevents corrosion of above ground storage tank bottoms (ASTs). Invented by Glenn Shreffler, executive vice president of engineering for MATCOR, the SPL-SandAnode is the only impressed current linear anode designed specifically for tank bottom replacement projects. These applications typically have six inches (150 mm) or less of sand where the anode is to be installed.

tank bottom replacement cathodic protection anode
MATCOR’s SandAnode is the only impressed current linear anode designed specifically for tank bottom replacement projects.

The recommended cathodic protection system for most ASTs is a tank ring anode system that utilizes linear anodes in a concentric ring configuration. However, when the clearance between the tank bottom and anode is less than 6-inches (150 mm), the SPL-SandAnode is used, either in the concentric ring configuration or in parallel linear lengths. The prepackaged linear anode with a sand backfill, in lieu of calcined coke, allows the anode to be simply laid out on the foundation while easily maintaining the maximum separation distance of the anode to the tank bottom.

The SPL-SandAnode is one of MATCOR’s SPL™ Anode Series, a complete line of flexible impressed current linear anodes utilizing MMO anode technology to support a broad range of cathodic protection applications. Advantages of MATCOR’s linear anodes include:

  • Single package design
  • Uniform current distribution
  • Flexible cathodic protection system
  • Waterproof Kynex® anode to cable connections

Learn more:  SPL-SandAnode

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