EWI Welcomes BP Products North America Inc. to Membership

By Heidi Wilson on Monday, September 17th, 2018 in Advanced Energy, Oil & Gas. No Comments

BP Products North America Inc. has joined EWI membership. A subsidiary of BP Corporation North America Inc., the company provides oil and natural gas exploration, development, production, and marketing services. It also operates petroleum refineries and pipelines. Founded in 1954, BP Products North America Inc. is headquartered in Warrenville, Illinois.      

Oil & Gas Strategic Technology Committee: Research for 2018 — new paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, July 9th, 2018 in Oil & Gas. No Comments

The Strategic Technology Committee for Oil & Gas (STC), established by EWI in 2013, works to identify gaps and needs in materials joining and allied technologies relevant to the energy industry, and develops technology development programs to address those needs.  Its goal is to enhance the safety, integrity and reliability of critical infrastructure used inRead more

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