N/A

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Interior
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$35,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
SBAassigned12DOI
Agency Tracking Number:
SBAassigned12DOI
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TRADCO CHEMICAL CORPON
10113 Kemp Forest, HOUSTON, TX, 77080
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
CHARLES L. HOWLE CHARLES L. HOWLE
PRESIDENT
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
USING RADIO TELEMETRY MODEMS, IS CURRENTLY POSSIBLE. THIS IS NECESSARY BECAUSE LACK OF MONITORING CAUSES INADEQUATE CONTROL OF INTERNAL CORROSION TAKING PLACE INSIDE OFFSHORE PIPELINE SYSTEMS. THE NET RESULT IS PIPELINE FAILURE DUE TOTHE EFFECTS OF CORROSION. THE RESULT OF PIPELINE FAILURE WILL BE AN OIL SPILL IN COASTAL WATERS. AS THE NATION'S OFFSHORE PIPELINE SYSTEM GROWS OLDER, THE NET EFFECTS OF INTERNAL CORROSION FAILURE WILL BECOME MORE ACUTE. WITH THE GROWTH OF THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, REMOTE DATA TRANSMISSION DEVICES ARE BECOMING AVAILABLE. BECAUSE OF CURRENT CORROSION DATA GATHERING INSTRUMENTATION, CURRENT CORROSION DATA IS NOT AVAILABLE TO PIPELINE CORROSION SPECIALIST WHILE IN THEIR LABORATORY OR AT CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS. WITH THE ADVENT OF SMALL COMPUTERS AND REMOTE TRANSMISSION DEVICES, IT SHOULD BE POSSIBLE TO REMOTELY MONITOR INTERNAL PIPELINE CORROSION ON OFFSHORE PLATFORMS. THIS WOULD GREATLY ENHANCE OUR ABILITY TO CONTROL INTERNAL PIPELINE CORROSION TAKING PLACE IN UNDERWATER PIPELINES, NOT AFTER IT HAS TAKEN PLACE, BUT WHILE IT IS INCREASING IN SEVERITY. CORRECTIVE ACTION COULD BE TAKEN.

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