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Casey Whalen

Casey serves as our lead material engineer, supporting our Pipe Wrap business through engineering design, new product development, customer solution prototyping and large-scale testing programs. In addition, he has led several process improvement projects to create a better defined product offering and overall customer experience. Casey serves on the ASME PCC-2 committee board, helping to influence the future of the organization. He received a Bachelor and Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University. 

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Understanding High-Temperature Composites through Testing

May 02, 2018
Composite repairs have been used to restore structural integrity to pipes with external corrosion for years in plants, refineries and pipelines. As composites become more common within the oil and gas industry,...

Repair Your Piping: Fixing Transmission Pipeline Dents

November 13, 2017
What are the options when repairing dents on transmission pipelines? Considering neither the ASME nor ISO have standards for dent repair using composites, the damage you’re dealing with will require a custom...

Repair your Pipe: Fixing High-Risk Leaks in Process Piping

October 24, 2017
Leak Repairs on process piping can be one of the most challenging composite repair scenarios. These types of repairs must address a much wider set of variables versus typical pipeline repairs including initial defect...

The Truth Behind Composite Inspection Methods: Pulsed Eddy Current and Radiographic Testing

April 20, 2017
In this article, our third in the series about composite inspection techniques, we review two methods that are commonly used for pipe inspection. Pulsed eddy current and radiography are nondestructive testing (NDT)...

The Truth Behind Composite Inspection Methods: Ultrasonic Testing with Guided Waves

April 06, 2017
In our first article we answered the original question, “Are your composites inspectable?” We explained that not only are the pipe composite repair materials manufactured by Milliken Infrastructure...

The Truth Behind Composite Inspection Methods

March 14, 2017
“Are your composites inspectable?” It’s a question we hear a lot, which leads us to believe that there may be confusion in the market about whether or not every composite pipe repair solution can be...

Your pipeline rehabilitation challenges are more than meets the eye

January 31, 2017
Whether you’re in the oil, gas or chemical industry, your infrastructure is the heart of your company, and bringing life to infrastructure is your pipeline. But as pipeline infrastructure ages, damages such as...

Composite Repairs Part 1 | What are the effects of installation pressure on composite repairs?

September 13, 2016
Composite repairs installed at operating pressure will do two things: 1. Protect the pipe from future external damage (corrosion or mechanical). 2. Reinforce hoop stress in the event of pressure spikes or continued wall...

Leak Design: How tough is your repair system?

August 30, 2016
Looking specifically into the leak design case, or potential leak design case, a new element is introduced in the standards mentioned in our latest post – mainly the “gamma” value as seen in equations...

A Conclusion: When are Composite Repairs Ideal?

August 29, 2016
Composite repairs can extend the life of a pipe experiencing cracking, but no significant testing has yet determined its effectiveness. Current standards either do not recommend or allow composite repairs on cracks that...
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