Did you know that corrosion costs us an astounding 2.5 trillion dollars globally?
Not to mention corrosion can cost lives and jobs…
Today is corrosion awareness day, so we thought it would be a good idea to reiterate the importance of the NACE IMPACT (International Measures of Prevention, Application, and Economics of Corrosion Technologies) study released in 2016.
According to the study, most corrosion failures, and nearly all catastrophic corrosion failures are preventable. And nearly $875 billion can be saved through the right prevention and risk analysis efforts.
Through the IMPACT study, NACE determined that in order to reduce the astronomical cost of corrosion, we would have to change how decisions are made regarding corrosion. We must not only continue to develop corrosion control methods and technology, but we must utilize organizational management systems and risk tools throughout all levels of an organization to achieve the greatest success in saving lives, jobs and money.
Chalfont, PA (Aug 31, 2015) – MATCOR, Inc., the trusted full-service provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems, and corrosion engineering solutions recently announced that the company has joined forces with CP Masters, Inc. The combined company will be known as MATCOR.
CP Masters brings 30 years of cathodic protection technical and system installation expertise to the MATCOR team. In addition to industry-qualified and experienced people, the company maintains one of the industry’s largest fleets of construction equipment.
This move enables MATCOR to execute cathodic protection and AC mitigation projects directly and efficiently. Additional benefits to customers include:
Consistent, high quality construction and installation services
Access to expert, conveniently located survey teams
Turnkey cathodic protection and AC mitigation solutions
“CP Masters and MATCOR have over 70 years of combined name recognition in the industry—with CP Masters known for superior construction and installation services, and MATCOR known for engineering expertise and proprietary products,” said Kevin Pitts, President of MATCOR, Inc. “Now as one company, we are able to offer customers a powerful combination of the best people, services and products in the corrosion industry.”
MATCOR to Present on Impressed Current Linear Anode Cathodic Protection at NACE UAE Corrosion Conference in Abu Dhabi
Chalfont, PA (April 27, 2015) – MATCOR, Inc. the trusted full-service provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems, and corrosion engineering solutions will present a paper exploring the use of flexible impressed current linear anodes to minimize current densities for a wide range of cathodic protection applications at the annual NACE UAE Corrosion Conference held at the St. Regis in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates May 12-14, 2015.
The presentation explores flexible impressed current linear anode cathodic protection that extends the benefits of linear anodes for various CP applications. To minimize current distribution challenges, the linear anodes are designed utilizing multiple internal connections, which provides redundancy and protection against uneven anode consumption, minimizes current densities and allows placement in close proximity to the structure. The linear anode is simple to install, requiring only a small trench, and is ideal for congested areas and tight spaces. See below for the complete abstract.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shailesh Javia serves as International Director for MATCOR and has over 22 years experience focused on corrosion engineering and cathodic protection. His diverse knowledge and experience includes designing cathodic protection systems, managing turnkey CP projects and conducting commissioning surveys for cross country and city gas pipelines, tanks and vessels, tank bottoms, and industrial facilities including fertilizer, petrochemical and power plants, and refineries. Mr. Javia is a certified NACE Cathodic Protection Technologist, has successfully completed the NACE Direct Assessment Course and has presented several papers at NACE and ASME conferences.
ABSTRACT: Applications of Impressed Current Linear Anodes in Cathodic Protection
Flexible impressed current linear anodes can extend the benefits of linear anodes to a wide range of cathodic protection applications. Tight spaces, high traffic areas, poorly coated pipelines, new construction tank bottom, tank bottom retrofits, reinforcing steel-in-concrete, sheet pile walls or inside large diameter pipes – are all good examples of linear anode cathodic protection applications.
Linear anodes handle current distribution challenges by minimizing current densities, in addition to placement in close proximity to the structure being protected from corrosion. Innovative design utilizing multiple internal connections provides redundancy, protects against uneven anode consumption and minimizes voltage drop.
Linear anodes can simply be laid alongside a new pipeline; cable plowed next to an existing pipeline, or installed utilizing horizontal directional drilling (HDD) under an existing structure. Linear anodes require only a small trench for installation, ideal for congested areas and minimizing landowner “right of way” issues.