MATCOR is a BrandSafway company. In business since 1975, MATCOR provides services and products that solve corrosion problems globally for major infrastructure assets such as oil, gas and water pipelines, above ground storage tanks, power plants, energy facilities, well casings and steel-in-concrete structures. MATCOR is a turnkey ISO 9001:2015 certified provider of customized cathodic protection products and systems combined with high-quality corrosion engineering, installation and maintenance services. The company maintains specialized CIS (close interval survey) teams and a large fleet of construction equipment. MATCOR’s manufacturing plant is located in Chalfont, PA, USA, and the company maintains field service and sales offices in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Georgia and Western Pennsylvania, in addition to a growing list of international distributors.
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.
Flexible Impressed Current Linear Anode Cathodic Protection
Shailesh Javia, MATCOR
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 3:35-4:00 p.m. in Al Mudhaif 1
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.
Chalfont, PA (Mar 9, 2015) – MATCOR, Inc., the trusted full-service provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems, and corrosion engineering solutions, announced last week that the company has been acquired by Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services (Brand). Brand also owns CP Masters, Inc., a leader in the design and construction of cathodic protection and corrosion control/prevention in the North American energy markets.
“This is an exciting time for MATCOR as we celebrate 40 years in business and move into a new chapter for the company,” said Douglas Fastuca, President of MATCOR. “Under the ownership of Brand and our new relationship with CP Masters, MATCOR is in an excellent position to better serve its customers in the US and internationally.”
About Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services
Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services is a premier provider of integrated specialty services to the global energy, industrial and infrastructure markets. Its extensive portfolio of specialized industrial service offerings includes cathodic protection, work access, coatings, insulation, refractory, formwork & shoring, specialty mechanical services, and other related crafts. Brand delivers its services through a network of more than 240 branches, with a particular focus on the major hydrocarbon and power generation markets globally. For additional information visit www.beis.com.
Chalfont, PA (Jan 16) – MATCOR, Inc. the trusted full-service provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems, and corrosion engineering solutions is celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout 2015.
In 1975, William R. Schutt founded MATCOR, setting out to develop a high quality, reliable source for cathodic protection products and equipment. That same year, the company designed and provided the first commercial cathodic protection system for reinforced concrete bridge decks. Today, Mr. Schutt serves as MATCOR’s Chairman.
MATCOR has built a broad portfolio of proprietary products. The company received its first patent in 1984 for its deep anode cathodic protection system, the predecessor to today’s Durammo™ Deep Anode System. Other patented products include Kynex® waterproof anode to cable connection technology, the SPL™-INT-Anode for internal pipeline cathodic protection, the ORB™ Marine Anode and a precast anode plate system for use in steel-in-concrete applications.
In 1987, MATCOR experts served as part of the White House delegation to the Soviet Union under Ronald Reagan, invited for their expertise in concrete and construction infrastructure. The company has also received numerous safety, technical and industry awards in its 40-year history.
The company has grown from manufacturing and supplying cathodic protection products to offering a full array of turnkey cathodic protection and AC mitigation services and products.
MATCOR is located in a state-of-the-art ISO 9001:2008 certified facility in Chalfont, PA. With a service office in Texas since 2006, an office opened January 2015 in India and a growing list of international distributors, MATCOR has established global reach in the corrosion industry. In 2014, the company delivered products and services to over 25 countries.
MATCOR Chairman William Schutt said, “MATCOR’s 40th anniversary is a tremendous milestone for the company. We’ve succeeded not only in our vision to become a reliable source of cathodic protection products; MATCOR has become a trusted global leader for both products and engineering services throughout the corrosion industry.”
An International Petrochemical Company contracted with MATCOR to review assessment data gathered more than 10 years earlier. MATCOR’s initial findings showed the existing Cathodic Protection System was struggling to maintain criteria. To determine the exact cause of the problems MATCOR launched a comprehensive survey of 20 miles of 26 inch pipeline.
From the initial review of the pipeline, it became clear that the existing Cathodic Protection system did not have the capacity to distribute DC current effectively. MATCOR’s technicians performed Close Interval Surveys (CIS), Pipeline Current Mapping (PCM), and Direct Current Voltage Gradient (DCVG) surveys. In addition, MATCOR took soil samples and had them analyzed, measuring pH, sulfates and sulfides, chlorides and moisture content. The results corresponded with the smart pig runs, which further validated the testing and data analysis. The survey revealed significant coating degradation.
It was clear from the current requirement test results that a new Cathodic Protection System was necessary. The client’s choice was MATCOR’s patented Mini-Deep Anode System, which is very easily installed without disruption to the pipeline.
In all, 15 Mini-Deep Anodes were used to protect 40-plus miles of pipeline and connecting laterals.
MATCOR strategically placed ground beds approximately one mile east and west of the rectifiers. On a new pipeline, each MATCOR Mini-Deep Anode can protect many miles of line, but since these pipelines experienced coating degradation, MATCOR designed the system to protect the existing lines from low structure to electrolyte potentials.
Upon completion of the testing and commissioning of the rectifier and ground bed system, this pipeline system, with associated laterals, was able to achieve -850mV OFF potential throughout its entire length.
The client was concerned that the 100mV criterion would have to be used in certain areas due to poor coating conditions; however, this was not the case. MATCOR achieved complete integrity by incorporating the correct combination of engineering, design, and cooperation from the client.
The Mini-Deep Anodes will protect the system for 20 years or more.