What is Service Life Modeling?
Service life modeling and life cycle cost analysis are the analytical basis for assessing preferred options for new construction and rehabilitation projects. Service life modeling is using mathematical analyses to predict the durability and longevity of new and existing structures.
Engineers Material Performance Magazine
Matt Miltenberger, VP of Vector Corrosion Services recently co-authored a paper in the NACE Material Performance journal titled "Galvanic Cathodic Protection of Corroded Reinforced Concrete Structures".
Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a very valuable tool that helps us look inside a structural member investigating the entire component (vs. one location) and accomplishes this without causing damage to the member. You can join the WebEx presentation Thursday, November 15 at 2pm CST by clicking the link.
An important step in the preservation process is to gain an understanding of the current condition of a bridge structure. Many times, this requires a detailed inspection to determine the cause, extent and magnitude of concrete deterioration. Concrete and corrosion assessments are useful to determine what is necessary to repair the structure and if additional means are necessary to meet its forecasted service life requirements.
You can learn more about these electrochemical processes on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 by registering to attend the “Electrochemical Treatments to Historical Structures” seminar at the International Concrete Repair Institute.
Last night - November 10 - at the at the 2016 International Concrete Repair Institute Award program in Cleveland, Vector Corrosion Services (VCS) was the recipient of the Award of Merit for the Cathodic Protection of Caesar's Bay Shopping Center.
Concrete piles in a marine environment are subject to chloride-induced corrosion from exposure to the seawater and airborne chlorides. A commonly employed option to repair and extend the life of corroding concrete piles is the use of cathodic protection jackets.
Dr. Brian Pailes research paper Multimodal Nondestructive Testing Damage Quantification, Presentation and Condition Rating of Bridge Decks was recently published in the Transportation Research Board's Transportation Research Record.
Steel sheet piles are at risk of corrosion when installed in corrosive soils or an aggressive marine environment. The service life of new and existing sheet pile can be modeled based on steel thickness measurements and estimated corrosion rates.