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12/06/2011
CorrConnect | Cessna Unveils Inspection Program

CorrConnect | Cessna Unveils Inspection Program

Cessna is launching one of the largest aging aircraft programs to be undertaken for a fleet of single-piston airplanes. The Wichita plane maker has developed a supplemental inspection program designed to stem concerns of possible corrosion and fatigue stress on its fleet of nearly 145,000 100- and 2...

12/06/2011
CorrConnect | Sour gas pipelines – how do we deal with them?

CorrConnect | Sour gas pipelines – how do we deal with them?

Sour gas is evident in various oil and gas producing regions of the world, in particular, the Middle East and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The product can not only cause deterioration to pipelines, but is potentially harmful to the environment and personnel health. This calls for specific...

12/06/2011
CorrConnect | Pipeline deal could open up Alaskan oil reserve

CorrConnect | Pipeline deal could open up Alaskan oil reserve

Two U.S. agencies have reached an agreement with ConocoPhillips on a plan in Alaska that could let the company be the first to drill for crude and gas in a national oil reserve in the state, the Interior Department said on Monday.

12/05/2011
CorrConnect | Air Force Prepares to Certify Fuel Infrastructure for Alternative Blend

CorrConnect | Air Force Prepares to Certify Fuel Infrastructure for Alternative Blend

In order to meet aviation fuel demands in the face of energy security concerns and the quest for greener fuels, the United States Air Force is evaluating the introduction of bio-based fuel blends into its aircraft and fuels infrastructure. While the use of bio-based jet fuels has been in the news la...

12/05/2011
CorrConnect | Alberta study disputes oil sands corrosion claims

CorrConnect | Alberta study disputes oil sands corrosion claims

An Alberta study has found that crude from the province’s oil sands is no more corrosive to pipelines than conventional oil, but it points out there is no definitive peer-reviewed research on the issue, which has played a role in Keystone XL pipeline controversy.

12/05/2011
CorrConnect | Corrosion protection to ensure sustainable zinc production

CorrConnect | Corrosion protection to ensure sustainable zinc production

The demand for corrosion protection will ensure the development and sustainability of zinc-related mining projects currently under consideration and in progress in the Southern African region, says the International Zinc Association of Southern Africa (Izasa). Zinc operations in Southern Africa incl...

12/01/2011
CorrConnect | The Militarizing of Local Police

CorrConnect | The Militarizing of Local Police

The Pentagon spends nearly $23 billion annually on rust. Seriously, corrosion costs American taxpayers more than Canada or South Korea spend on defense, total. This gem plucked from our bloated budgets is ripe pickings forBoeing and other contractors eager to offset promised cuts by former Defense S...

12/01/2011
CorrConnect | Phoenix Road bridge reopens

CorrConnect | Phoenix Road bridge reopens

The bridge on Phoenix Road that spans the Gunpowder Falls and the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail is now open to two-way traffic.

12/01/2011
CorrConnect | Oando’s 128km gas pipeline reinforces local content drive

CorrConnect | Oando’s 128km gas pipeline reinforces local content drive

The N26 billion128kilomtres gas pipeline system from Akwa Ibom to Cross River State constructed by Oando is a clear manifestation that the local content in the Nigerian oil and gas industry has come of age. In several ways, it has developed local skills as the engineering company, Oilserv, which did...

11/30/2011
CorrConnect | ASTM A744 / A744M – 10e1 standard specification for castings, iron-chromium-nickel,.

CorrConnect | ASTM A744 / A744M – 10e1 standard specification for castings, iron-chromium-nickel,.

This specification covers standard requirements for iron-chromium-nickel alloy, stainless steel castings intended for particularly severe corrosive applications. Alloys shall be melted by the electric furnace process with or without refining such as argon-oxygen-decarburization. Castings shall be he...

11/30/2011
CorrConnect | Cnd enviros shift strategy in fight against Enbridge

CorrConnect | Cnd enviros shift strategy in fight against Enbridge

The diluted oil sands bitumen Enbridge proposes to send by pipeline across northern B.C. poses much greater spill risks than conventional oil, a trio of environmental groups argued in a report released Tuesday.

11/30/2011
CorrConnect | Blue Force Gear Redi-Mod – Save $70

CorrConnect | Blue Force Gear Redi-Mod – Save $70

Blue Force Gear (BFG) is probably best known for their slings, but one of their items we’ve been using for a few years is the Redi-Mod. The Redi-Mod is a light weight variation of the Redi-mag® Quick Attach, which Blue Force Gear takes and machines away portions for an overall 25% weight reduction....

11/30/2011
CorrConnect | Energy in America: No Bridge to Oil

CorrConnect | Energy in America: No Bridge to Oil

North of the Arctic Circle, the tiny village of Nuiqsut, Alaska, has become the latest flash point in the struggle between oil drilling and environmentalism.

11/30/2011
CorrConnect | Falling concrete put tunnel users at risk

CorrConnect | Falling concrete put tunnel users at risk

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is defending itself against criticism over the length of time it took to ensure the safety of Mount Victoria Tunnel in Wellington, after a report suggested users were at risk of being hit by falling concrete.

11/30/2011
CorrConnect | Copper Prices On The Move: Near, Mid And Long Term Update

CorrConnect | Copper Prices On The Move: Near, Mid And Long Term Update

The verdict is still out on copper. The market has not confirmed a bottom at 2.99, based on the front month spot price. The monthly chart pattern and the oscillators I use have not given buy signals yet. So, what is the near, mid and long- term picture? What is copper telling us economically? Questi...

11/29/2011
CorrConnect | Judge OKs state permit for Kennecott nickel mine

CorrConnect | Judge OKs state permit for Kennecott nickel mine

Michigan environmental regulators acted lawfully by issuing Kennecott Eagle Minerals Co. a permit to build and operate a nickel and copper mine in the Upper Peninsula, a judge has ruled.

11/29/2011
CorrConnect | ASTM announces new specification for welded stainless steel mechanical tubing

CorrConnect | ASTM announces new specification for welded stainless steel mechanical tubing

This guide covers standard specification for welded stainless steel tubing for mechanical applications where appearance, mechanical properties, or corrosion resistance is needed. The tubes shall be made from flat rolled steel by an automatic welding process without the addition of filler metal.

11/29/2011
CorrConnect | Harvard scientists raise red flag on BPA in cans

CorrConnect | Harvard scientists raise red flag on BPA in cans

From cranberry sauce to gravy, canned foods will be part of the making of the Thanksgiving feast. But now a study from Harvard School of Public Health suggests that mean higher levels of the chemical BPA.

11/24/2011
CorrConnect | Research could boost durability, cut cost of railroad tracks

CorrConnect | Research could boost durability, cut cost of railroad tracks

Now, research at the University of Kansas may help to extend the useful life of ballast, with the aim of saving time, money and the need to quarry new rock. Investigators in the School of Engineering are conducting a study on the promise of making ballast more durable using “geogrid,” a type of poly...

11/24/2011
CorrConnect | New York Governor announces reforms for state highway projects

CorrConnect | New York Governor announces reforms for state highway projects

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced new reforms designed to keep state highway construction projects on budget and on time. These changes come after a series of recommendations from an independent review, ordered by the Governor, of delays and cost over-runs which have affected I-287 in West...

11/24/2011
CorrConnect | Lake Powell pipeline funding clears 1 hurdle

CorrConnect | Lake Powell pipeline funding clears 1 hurdle

A legislative task force has given a preliminary nod to a funding proposal on a sales tax allocation that would pay for new water infrastructure in the state — notably the Lake Powell pipeline.

11/24/2011
CorrConnect | 2012 Federal Transportation Bill Enacted

CorrConnect | 2012 Federal Transportation Bill Enacted

USDOT will be funded through September 30, 2012, as a result of legislation signed into law on Saturday. The bill was passed last Thursday by the Senate (70-30) and the House (298-121). The legislation was bundled with the Agriculture, and Commerce-State-Justice spending bills, and includes language...

11/24/2011
CorrConnect | Glavanizers On Right Track With Train Station Project

CorrConnect | Glavanizers On Right Track With Train Station Project

Worksop Galvanizing, part of Wedge Group Galvanizing, has galvanized more than 300 tonnes of structural steelwork used to build a new ticket office at Farringdon Station in the London Borough of Islington.

11/24/2011
CorrConnect | Kucinich questions whether nuke reactor’s problems are unique

CorrConnect | Kucinich questions whether nuke reactor’s problems are unique

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it’s looking into questions raised by Cleveland Congressman Dennis Kucinich that problems with the shell around the Davis Besse nuclear plant may not isolated be to just that plant.

11/24/2011
CorrConnect | Concrete look at failing structures

CorrConnect | Concrete look at failing structures

The 32-year-old chief executive and his team at Giatec Scientific have created a hand-held scanner that engineers can use to quickly determine the structural integrity of buildings and overpasses by simply touching the device to certain points of the concrete structure.

CorrConnect |   Take care when jump-starting your battery, or pay the price
11/23/2011
CorrConnect | Take care when jump-starting your battery, or pay the price

CorrConnect | Take care when jump-starting your battery, or pay the price

Sears has an impressive, if somewhat ludicrous, video in its automotive centers showing a DieHard battery getting blasted by a high-powered rifle. The battery remains in one piece, doesn’t leak, and, yes, still works when hooked up to a pickup truck.

CorrConnect |   Mercedes-Benz SL to go on a strict diet
11/23/2011
CorrConnect | Mercedes-Benz SL to go on a strict diet

CorrConnect | Mercedes-Benz SL to go on a strict diet

The Mercedes-Benz SL won’t be unveiled until later this year, but the German manufacturer has given us a glimpse of the changes that will transform an interesting car into the ultimate luxury machine.

CorrConnect |   Factors to Consider when Choosing a Switch for your Application
11/23/2011
CorrConnect | Factors to Consider when Choosing a Switch for your Application

CorrConnect | Factors to Consider when Choosing a Switch for your Application

The simplest kind of electro-mechanical component, opening and completing an electrical circuit when the user pushes down on a button or moves a slider, switches come in thousands of different varieties with a wide range of actuator styles—rocker, toggle, paddles, thumbwheel, key, pushbutton, slide,...

CorrConnect |   Bridge faces international replacement hurdles
11/23/2011
CorrConnect | Bridge faces international replacement hurdles

CorrConnect | Bridge faces international replacement hurdles

Plans for a new international automobile bridge between Rainy River and Baudette are moving forward, however several obstacles have been identified in the process. J.T. Anderson, Resident Engineer for the project with Minnesota’s Department of Transportation, told the Record this week, “There are nu...

CorrConnect |   PG&E Grilled by Council Over Pipe Safety
11/17/2011
CorrConnect | PG&E Grilled by Council Over Pipe Safety

CorrConnect | PG&E Grilled by Council Over Pipe Safety

PG&E’s plans to repair or replace large sections of the nearly 12 miles of main gas lines in Palo Alto may end up taking years to complete, a top engineer told an inquisitive City Council Monday night.

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