Explosion caused by pipe support corrosion
(This news report from Industrial Fire World, Vol. 24, No. 6, is about an explosion caused by pipe corrosion failure at a pipe support, which is what I-Rod products are designed to prevent.) Fire officials blame a May 2009 fire that destroyed part of Sunoco's Marcus Hook refinery on a rusty 10-inch pipe that ruptured and caused a catastrophic natural gas leak. Separate investigations by the company and the Delaware State Fire Marshal determined that pipe failure caused the fire in the refinery's ethylene unit.
Deepwater at OTC 2009
This year marked Deepwater Corrosion Services' ninth consecutive year as an exhibitor at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, TX. As this is our home show, we always try to make a splash, displaying products that are relevant to the industry's current concerns, as well as the newest prototypes of what is to come from Deepwater.
Deepwater is granted Mexican patent for the CP Mat
On March 4, 2008, Deepwater Corrosion Services' pending patent for the CP Mat (Stabilizer With Cathodic Protection) was granted.
US Patent Granted to Deepwater for the SunStation Light-Powered Subsea Readout
US Patent 7,425,249 B1 has been granted to Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc. for the Subsea Solar Powered Test Station with Voltage Readout, marketed by Deepwater as the "SunStation."
US Patent Granted to Deepwater for the CP Mat
US Patent 7,329,336 B2 has been granted to Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc. for the Stabilizer with Cathodic Protection (international patents are pending), marketed by Deepwater as the "SmartMat." (previously CP Mat)
New CP anodes for a 720' platform in less than 2 days
In June 2008, Deepwater Corrosion Services, working in conjunction with Deep Down Inc. and Oceaneering Inc., performed a cathodic-protection (CP) retrofit of a fixed platform in two days. This Gulf of Mexico platform is a large 4-leg, 8-skirt pile fixed jacket, located in 720 feet of seawater.
Deepwater retrofits cathodic protection on two deep water subsea field developments in three days
In February, Deepwater Corrosion Services performed anode retrofits on 2 subsea development systems in 73 hours.
Deepwater retrofits the cathodic protection on five structures in fourteen days
Deepwater Corrosion Services' anode retrofit systems have been used in the Gulf of Mexico for over a decade, and there is no sign of it letting up. With brownfield assets seeing new life, operators are anxious to keep them up and running. The original anodes are gone, and Deepwater's RetroPod anode system allows for speedy installation and reduced diver-intervention. The result is a safe and cost-effective solution.
Deepwater EU Ltd. is Established with a New Office in the United Kingdom
Deepwater is proud to announce the opening of its new manufacturing facility Deepwater EU Ltd. Located just outside Canterbury the central location is within easy reach of European Ports and main roads to the rest of the UK. The facility will manufacture I-Rod Pipe Support Equipment and Polatrak cathodic protection monitoring instruments and systems, and will act as a marshaling and assembly location for other Deepwater cathodic protection systems.