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How to Prevent Galvanic Corrosion Between Carbon and Stainless Steel

You’ve probably been warned about building with dissimilar metals such as carbon steel and stainless steel; there’s good reason. This mistake has been the cause of major catastrophes, like the Santa Barbara oil spill.

Still, you don’t have to avoid...

5 Ways to Prevent Pipe Corrosion

If you’re working on an engineering project, the dread of pipe corrosion probably keeps you up at night. And we’re right there with you. The global cost of corrosion has been estimated at $2.5 trillion.

Beyond the astronomical cost, corrosion can...

4 Things to Keep in Mind When Installing Your U-Bolt

We know, we know. It’s just a bolt. What could go wrong, right?

The cold, hard reality is that an improperly installed U-bolt can be more than just a nuisance. It can cause injuries, destroy projects, and turn into costly unplanned shutdowns. In...

We're No Dummy (Leg)!

Asking about the purpose of a dummy leg can evoke many responses but none are more fascinating than how essential dummy legs are in the piping industry. In fact, as with most “legs” or support devices, a dummy leg can be a critical component to...

The Unsung Heroes of Piping Supports

Everyone knows a piping system when they see one. However, knowing that pipelines carry fluid or gases from Point A to Points B and C is only half the story. What about those unassuming supporting roles played by stanchions and trunnions? Also,...