Materials Performance

MAR 2018

Materials Performance is the world's most widely circulated magazine dedicated to corrosion prevention and control. MP provides information about the latest corrosion control technologies and practical applications for every industry and environment.

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26 MARCH 2018 W W W.MATERIALSPERFORMANCE.COM Robotic Inspection for Concrete Bridges New geophysical nondestructive inspec- tion technolog y from robotics manufac- turer and professional services engineer- ing group Infrastructure Preservation Corp. (IPC) (Clearwater, Florida, USA) is aimed at improving the early detection of structural issues or degradation on bridges. The company's robotic systems utilize nondestructive test protocols to x-ray concrete and other infrastructure, making it possible to identify early-stage deterioration and allow recommendation of repairs before deterioration spreads and compromises a structure's ability to carry its design loads. Technologies used in the comprehensive inspection service include ground-penetrating radar, laser scanning, magnetic testing, electromag- netics, tomography imaging, acoustic imaging, aerial imaging, ultrasonic, and infrared. According to the company, proper diagnosis allows improved plan- ning and repair of early-stage deteriora- tion, including crack progressions and the possible breakdown of protective coat- ings. Tel: +1 727-372-2900, web site: w w w.infrastructurepc.com. Hybrid Underwater Vehicle for Inspections Aquabotix Technolog y Corp. (Fall River, Massachusetts, USA) introduced its sec- ond-generation hybrid underwater vehi- cle, the Integra AU V/ROV (autonomous underwater vehicle/remotely operated vehicle). Single-person deployable, porta- ble, and lithium ion battery-powered, the vehicle allows users to conduct multiple underwater missions while providing a cost-efficient alternative to deploying sep- arate vehicles. It can be configured with multiple sensors and maneuvered by an easy-to-use intuitive platform accessible from any web-enabled device. The vehicle PRODUCT SHOWCASE New Epoxy, Vinyl Ester Linings Coatings manufacturer Hempel (Kongens Lyngby, Denmark) introduced its new Hempaline Defend epoxy and vinyl ester range of protective coatings to North American customers. Designed for the oil, gas, and power industries, the epoxy and vinyl ester linings are specifi- cally tailored to protect equipment used in hostile and challenging conditions. This includes storage tank bottoms, process vessels, secondary containment areas, produced water tanks, power plant f lue gas desulfurization ducting, and absorbers. According to the company, these industries suffer from extreme pH swings, high abrasion, and elevated temperatures. In turn, the lining range delivers high- performance corrosion resistance. The coatings can be used as tank linings, and to protect concrete surfaces from aggressive cargos. Tel: +1 936-523-6000, web site: w w w.hempel.com. Add Life to Your Project with Fiber Reinforced Linings. The FibreCreteâ„¢ family of polymer linings delivers a corrosion-resistant barrier with lower permeability than alternative flake-filled products. Spray application makes it much less labor intensive than matte systems thereby minimizing downtime and expense. FibreCreteâ„¢ is ideal for preserving secondary containment, ducts, stacks and process vessels where chemical exposure and physical demands are extreme. Call Sauereisen for lower permeability, greater flexural strength and longer life. 412-963-0303 Sauereisen.com 160 Gamma Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 Email: questions@sauereisen.com F IBRE C RETE TM

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