August 27, 2015

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Surface Preparation- Why surfaces with more surface area look darker.

Surface Appearance with Surface Area. Back in the early 80’s, Dr. Lydia Frenzel and myself took a series of water-jet processed steel panels and examined them with a scanning electron microscope. We were hoping to receive confirmation of what our computer models told us; that is, water jetting at or above a threshold pressure produced […]

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July 8, 2015

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Lead Based Paint on Bridges- Cost Effective Alternatives- FHWA

I get questions about relative cost for various surface preparation methods and the pros and cons.  I refer people to this study as they can plug in their own numbers. “COST EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR STEEL BRIDGE PAINT SYSTEM MAINTENANCE” CONTRACT NO. DTFH61-97-C-00026 was published by the FHWA with Corrpro in September 2001.  The final […]

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October 28, 2014

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The Only Pipeline Integrity Congress Focused Specifically on Crude: Houston 19-Nov-2014

This year’s inaugural Crude Pipeline Asset Integrity Congress is the only event designed specifically for crude oil pipelines. With the continual emergence of new shale plays across the US, crude production has continued to soar and crude takeaway capacity with it. Tens of thousands of miles of crude pipelines now traverse the United States and […]

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October 27, 2014

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Ensuring the Success through Optimal Coatings Techniques 19-20 Nov 2014 Houston

Lydia Frenzel will be speaking on November 20, 2014 in Houston Texas. The Only Crude Pipeline Operator-Led Congress Focused On The Entire Pipeline Asset Integrity Management Strategy: From Selection To Implementation Website: http://www.crude-pipeline-asset-integrity-2014.com Ensuring The Success Of A Project Through The Optimal Selection Of Coating Techniques Reviewing NACE,-SSPC, ISO Surface Preparation Standards so the owner […]

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August 14, 2014

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Fixing Pipeline Problems; Performing Pipeline Rehabilitation Agenda 21- October 2014

Performing Pipeline Rehabilitation- Course Programme 21-22 October, 2014, Berlin Germany www.clarion.org DAY 1 Introduction Deterioration Mechanisms                        Causes of pipeline problems and consequences Rehabilitation Options                                What overall methods can be considered In-plant Rehabilitation                               Reconditioning pipe in a stationary facility Out of the Ditch Rehabilitation                  Case Studies of recoating a large diameter gas line in Canada and […]

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August 14, 2014

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Fixing Pipeline Problems- Performing Pipeline Rehabilitation Course Berlin Oct-2014

This pre event course is scheduled for 21-22 October, 2014 Featuring Sidney A Taylor- Lecturer, and Dr. Lydia M. Frenzel-Lecturer    www.clarion.org The 6th international forum on Technical Conference, Training Courses, and Exhibition 21 – 24 October, 2014 · Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany Training courses: 21-22 October Conference: 23-24 October Exhibition: 23-24 October Performing Pipeline Rehabilitation This course […]

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