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Understanding Fatigue Crack Growth

May 31, 2016
Fatigue crack growth (FCG) can occur when improper welds are used or a weak spot in the pipe is exposed to repeated fatigue. Typically, a crack will start at a seam weld, girth weld or spiral weld due to small...
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What is the Effect of a Composite Repair on a Crack?

May 23, 2016
The use of composite repairs to remediate and prevent substrate cracking is often seen as a risky repair. In fact, in the ASME B31.4 standard, composite repairs on cracks are not allowed unless the crack has been...
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Exactamundo

May 09, 2016
Today’s blog post isn’t all that “meaty” but it will answer a question that has popped up recently. No, MaxCell® 4” 3-Cell innerduct isn’t exactly 4” - it’s much closer...
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To lube or not to lube - that is the question

May 02, 2016
I hope Shakespeare fans don’t take offense to my play on words but just like Hamlet struggled with his moral dilemma we seem to also get this question often. MaxCell® innerduct is pre-lubricated at the factory...
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Thermal Expansion

April 25, 2016
Thermal expansion is the tendency of a body to experience transformation in volume when the temperature changes. Basically as an object is heated, the molecular activity increases and the energy stored in the bonds...
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MaxCell® Cell Sequencing

April 18, 2016
I know a burning question on everyone's mind is "If I 3 MaxCell® innerduct cells to fill, which one should I pull first?". To answer this, we had to dive deep into our archives (yes, some of us have...
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MIS Applauds ASTM International for Development of New GCCM Standard

April 13, 2016
ASTM International, a leading organization that defines and sets standards to improve manufacturing performance and more, recently announced it is developing a standard for geosynthetic cementitious composite mat (GCCM)....
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Vis™ Tape lingo

April 11, 2016
Have you ever wondered what all of those numbers on Vis™ Tape mean? If so, you're not alone... so we've spelled it out for you here: Well, now you know! And notice how clearly you can read these markings!...
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Milliken Launches OptiCell as Part of Growth Strategy in Asia-Pacific Market

April 06, 2016
Shanghai, China. – Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Milliken & Company, today announced that it has renamed its existing line of innerduct product line from MaxCell®* to OptiCellTM....
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It's Getting Cold in Here

February 25, 2016
Working Temperature of MaxCell® Innerduct Each week it seems that a timely question will segue nicely into the next Cable Managment blog post. Since it's winter and the temperature is frigid (except for those of...