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Comparison of Wet Abrasive Blast (WAB) and Dry Abrasive Blast Cleaning

Posted on 04. Feb, 2016 by .

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There are many methods of wet abrasive blast cleaning (WAB) in surface preparation to remove coatings. Since the 1980’s, Carolina Equipment and Supply Co. (CESCO) has been supplying WAB equipment along with recycling methods. Recently CESCO sent me two youtubes to directly compare traditional dry abrasive blast cleaning and Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning using their […]

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Pipeline Integrity Congress – ReCap

Posted on 30. Nov, 2014 by .

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The attendees and speakers at the Pipeline Integrity Congress covered all aspects of crude pipeline transport.  There was a mix of academics, operators, and contractors- or suppliers, each of us with a different viewpoint.  As typical of a conference organized by European managers, there was time to hear a talk, discuss it, then have a […]

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The Only Pipeline Integrity Congress Focused Specifically on Crude Comes To Houston 19-20 Nov 2014

Posted on 28. Oct, 2014 by .

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  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 […]

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TEST PROTOCOL for CORROSION INHIBITORS OR SALT CLEANERS for FLASH RUST

Posted on 10. May, 2011 by .

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This is a Test Protocol for Corrosion Inhibitors or Cleaners for Flash Rust. Prepared by Lydia Frenzel from a specific Proprietary Inhibitor and Cleaner manufacturer’s sheet. Most of the manufacturers have letters or tests results from specific coatings manufacturers. If you contact me, I will send you the link to the source material. OBJECTIVE: This […]

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Example of Heavy Flash Rust Swatch

Posted on 15. Mar, 2009 by .

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Example of Moderate Flash Rust Swatch:  Easy to prepare the swatches.  Keeps a constant light pressure.  Gives a clear distinction between light, moderate, and heavy.  The color transfers to only the cloth that is in contact with the surface. It can be difficult to interpret the various spots of color.

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Wipe or Sweep with Cloth Held in Hand

Posted on 15. Mar, 2009 by .

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Wipe or Sweep with a Cloth held in a hand  Make a bundle of cloth in your hand.  Swipe the dry cloth across the surface.  Make one swipe, up or down or sideways with the cloth touching the surface.  Try to avoid pressing the fingers against the surface. The following four pictures are examples of […]

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