EWI Capabilities to Support the Midstream Pipeline Industry — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 in Advanced Energy, In-Process Monitoring, Modeling & Simulation, NDE and Inspection, Oil & Gas, Testing Services. No Comments

Since our founding in 1984, EWI has supported the midstream pipeline industry through developing nondestructive examination tools, specialized testing and computer modeling approaches to support construction, repair, and integrity assessment of critical pipeline systems, materials engineering, and welding process expertise. EWI Senior Technology Advisor Tom McGaughy has written EWI Capabilities to Support the Midstream Pipeline Industry which outlines recentRead more


MSA Safety Inc. is a new EWI Member

By Heidi Wilson on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 in Heavy Industry, Oil & Gas. No Comments

We are pleased to welcome new member MSA Safety Inc. Founded as Mine Safety Appliances Inc., in 1914 with a focus on mine rescue, the company now leads the charge for workplace safety with a product line that includes oil and gas detection meters, fire safety equipment and hard hats. The company has locations inRead more


EWI Welcomes New Member AMERICAN Steel Pipe

By Christine Filippetti on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 in Advanced Energy, Oil & Gas. No Comments

We are pleased to introduce new EWI member AMERICAN Steel Pipe, a division of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company. Based in Birmingham, AL, AMERICAN Steel Pipe manufactures electric-resistance-welded steel pipe in diameters from 12 ¾ to 24 inches. AMERICAN Steel Pipe is a major source for oil and gas transmission lines, and is also widelyRead more


The EWI Strategic Technology Committee for Oil & Gas: Research Progress for 2017

By Bill Mohr on Friday, December 8th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Arc Welding, NDE and Inspection, Oil & Gas. No Comments

The EWI Strategic Technology Committee for Oil & Gas (STC) brings together companies interested in furthering research and addressing technical needs related to materials and welding with the goal of enhancing the safety,reliability, and integrity of infrastructure for the energy industry. STC members include major oil and gas companies; steel makers; engineering procurement, construction, and installationRead more


STC Projects in 2017 — Focus on Inspection of Dissimilar Metal Welds

By Bill Mohr on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Materials Engineering, NDE and Inspection, Oil & Gas, Structural Integrity. No Comments

The EWI Strategic Technology Committee for Oil & Gas (STC) is beginning a new project to evaluate the relative accuracy and reliability of nondestructive evaluation methods for the inspection of dissimilar metal welds (DMWs). This work is important as the oil and gas industry is increasing its use of corrosion-resistant alloys. While radiographic testing can reliablyRead more


Pulsed Gas Metal Arc Welding of Copper-nickel Pipe Joints — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Arc Welding, Defense, Government, Oil & Gas. No Comments

Copper-nickel alloys are often used in shipbuilding for applications such as tanks, seawater and freshwater piping, and numerous other structures. Copper-nickel pipe joints are typically welded with manual gas tungsten arc welding; however, inherently slow travel speeds and low deposition rates impede productivity. The implementation of pulsed gas metal arc welding (GMAW-P) could yield significantRead more


Developing a U.S. Roadmap for Advanced Joining and Forming Technologies — A New Report

By Tom McGaughy on Friday, March 31st, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Defense, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Events, EWI – Company, Forming, Friction Processes, Government, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining, Oil & Gas, Packaging, Plastics Joining, Rail, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Recently, EWI led the development of the first comprehensive U.S. Advanced Joining and Forming Technology Roadmap under a program funded by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) through the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) program. The goal of this two-year effort was to develop a prioritized list of research and development topics aimedRead more


Diffusible Hydrogen Testing at EWI

By Brad Nagy on Monday, February 27th, 2017 in Arc Welding, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Lab Services, Oil & Gas, Testing Services. No Comments

It is well known in the welding industry that diffusible hydrogen can wreak havoc on an otherwise beautiful weld.  For over 20 years EWI has helped our customers combat this concern by offering Diffusible Hydrogen Testing (per AWS A4.3 and ISO 3690 using the Gas Chromatograph method).  EWI provides this service to a wide varietyRead more


Innovative Methods for Assessing Pipeline Integrity — New Article

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, February 6th, 2017 in Advanced Energy, Defense, Government, Oil & Gas. No Comments

Pipeline integrity assessment is a key concern for oil and gas companies, energy and pipeline associations, and governmental regulatory agencies. Two specific areas of interest are quantifying the severity of mechanical damage in pipelines, and improved prediction methods for running fracture control. EWI has developed innovative modeling solutions for each of these applications. Research resultsRead more