Materials Performance

MAY 2017

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15 NACE INTERNATIONAL: VOL. 56, NO. 5 MATERIALS PERFORMANCE MAY 2017 we are able to calculate every thing for them," Hosein says of the initial proposal. "And Duke was very open to this idea, because in the past, they had to spend lots of money and time to drill through concrete." Hosein says when his company uti- lized traditional methods in the past, the total project length for the operator lasted any where from six to eight weeks. This involved the presence of an addi- tional consulting company to assist with the drilling work, and then about three weeks for the actual survey—conducted by taking readings from each individual test point at the facility. But when utilizing the new method, the survey at the nuclear plant was com- pleted within just one week in early 2017. "We were able to map the complete pipeline based on potentials," Hosein explains, adding that the map enabled his company to inform the operator of spe- cif ic areas with suff icient protection, poor protection, and marginal protection in need of further monitoring. "Based on the data, we were able to pull it off." Looking forward, Hosein believes pos- itive trials utilizing the factoring system will facilitate further adoption. For instance, he says Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, Georgia) has already shown interest in using the new method in the near future at its main terminal at Hartsf ield– Jackson Atlanta International Airport— based largely on the complications of drilling through the tarmac. "In some cases, operators are reluc- tant [to consider a new method] because there's a certain way it's always been done. It's just a step-by-step process with survey consultants and contractors, and everyone just continues to build on that process." "But what we're doing is kind of rein- venting the wheel," he adds. "Because we're going out on an island, so to speak. This is an entirely different approach. But at the same time, it still keeps assets safe, and it can be very lucrative if you're sav- ing both money and the time." Source: Pond & Co., Contact Sasan Hosein, Pond & Co.— email: Reference 1 NACE SP0308-2008, "Inspection Methods for Corrosion Evaluation of Conventionally Reinforced Concrete Structures" (Houston, TX: NACE International, 2008). —Ben DuBose e BOOK We're busy updating our extensive library of NACE Press books so you can benefit from the convenience of an electronic version! Look for this symbol on your favorite title and take advantage of pure portability! Select titles now available! Information on corrosion control and prevention

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