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The Evolution of Composites: Situational Repair Setbacks

April 18, 2018
Last month, we discussed how pre-formed fabrics used in rigid coil repair systems compared to form fitting fabric used for our composite wrap installations. Achieving intimate contact between the pipe and repair system...
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The Evolution of Composites: Pre-Formed vs. Form Fitting

April 04, 2018
Rigid coil composite repair systems typically use a fixed-layer count of unidirectional fiberglass reinforcement with a methyl methacralyate resin matrix. They have the distinction of being the first composite pipe...
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The Economic Advantages of Composites over Traditional Repair Methods

March 21, 2018
When deciding on a pipe repair, money can be a huge factor in your decision. A more traditional repair method may seem “easier” because it’s what you’ve used in the past, but is it really the best...
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Understanding a Composite Repair’s Design Life

March 07, 2018
When you perform a composite repair on a pipe, you want to know that the repair will last as long as it’s intended to, or as long as its design life indicates. We’re going to look at questions you should be...
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Make Tradeshows your #1 Resolution for 2018

January 02, 2018
If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution that’s reasonable, achievable and will help you advance your career, consider putting “Attend a tradeshow” on your list. Aside from keeping...
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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...
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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...
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The Truth Behind Composite Inspection Methods: Microwave and Thermography

May 11, 2017
In the last two articles of this series we’ve covered a number of different composite inspection methods, looking at the basic principles, operations, benefits and drawbacks. However, throughout the series we kept...
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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)...
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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...
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