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Leaking underwater natural gas pipeline repair

As pipelines around the world age, through wall defects are more and more common. A leaking underwater line can be a true nightmare for those working in the natural gas industry. This week’s case study explains how NRI’s products made yet another potentially devastating and costly repair seem routine. Read more below to learn how […]
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10″ Cooling Water Line MIC Repair with Thermo-Wrap Inspectable

Micro-biologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) attacked over 2,000 weld locations on thousands of feet of a refinery’s stainless steel cooling water lines. MIC, bacterial induced corrosion, is caused by approximately a dozen known species of bacterial microorganisms. These bacteria thrive in water or soil conditions with a pH of 4 to 9 or temperatures of 50F […]
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48″ Oil Pipeline Rehabilitation in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco’s refinery inspection team discovered a 48” crude oil pipeline with 35% external corrosion at the 6 o’clock position. Read more below to see how NRI’s composites were able to permanently fix this critical crude oil pipeline.
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16″ OD Flare Line Rehabilitation with NRI’s composites

An NDT inspection revealed a high condensation of H2S gas had caused internal corrosion in several places in a petroleum company’s flare line. During the inspection corrosion was located all over the pipe, including complex geometries such as elbows and tees. In some places, the steel was so compromised by the corrosion, that ordinary means […]
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48″ Steel Pilings Impact, Abrasion and Corrosion Protection

Traditional coating systems used on steel pilings can get easily damaged due to abrasion and impact action caused by tidal changes and unfavorable weather conditions. Take a look at the case study below to see how NRI’s Syntho-Shield can not only be used as a sacrificial coating to protect lines against external damage, but also […]
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Dome Roof Repair with Thermo-Wrap Inspectable Composite

During routine inspection, a Texas chemical company discovered pinhole leaks which required immediate repair due to MEA vapors being released into the atmosphere. The lead time and estimated costs, upwards of $85-95k, to make the repairs through traditional mechanical methods of cutting, welding and coating, steered this company to NRI for a more cost-effective, timely, […]
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30″ OD HDD Coating Protection for Pull Back Protection

HDD pipelines are often challenged with coating damage from the abrasion of pull back. Girth welds require a field applied coating where the bond strength is less than that of the factory applied coatings and the raised height of the weld becomes a target for damage. Repairing coating damage is often costly; excavation costs alone […]
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Repair of a 10″ Kerosene pipe with severe internal corrosion

A Kerosene pipe in a US Gulf Coast refinery was experiencing aggravated internal corrosion. Most standard repairs couldn’t handle the high temperature of 255F (124C), and shutting the pipe down would mean hundreds of thousands in lost revenue. One NRI product was able to solve the problem with ease, and in no time! Take a […]
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42″ pre-stressed concrete pipe (PCCP) composite repair

NRI’s composites are not limited to metallic pipes. The city of Orlando in Florida had issues with a leaking 42″ pre-stressed concrete pipe (PCCP). Since this was a force main line, it couldn’t be shut down, and the alternative to cut-and-replace was out of the question. Read more below to learn why the best solution […]
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NRI-U Fixes 1.2 million gallon/hour sewer line in Michigan

The City of Kalamazoo had driven a wooden dowel into a 2” diameter hole in a concrete raw sewage force main pipe. NRI was called out to reinforce the repair and the surrounding pipe. However, initial inspection revealed an additional 1” hole adjacent to the repair.
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