Dr Brian Pailes Presents at AAPA Webinar
Dr Brian Pailes presented Rehabilitation of Reinforced Concrete Port Infrastructure The Implements Corrosion Mitigation to Improve a Structure's Service Life AAPA's webinar on Wed, Feb 23, 2022.
Corrosion deterioration of port infrastructure is a major challenge that results in expensive repairs and downtime of port facilities. Implementing corrosion mitigation and prevention to port infrastructure can save significant time and money by improving the service life of repairs which will also keep the infrastructure in continued service. Downtime for infrastructure can be very costly to ports, so methods that prolong repairs and extend the service life can improve revenue generation.
Corrosion deterioration of port infrastructure has a significant impact on port operations, and durability and serviceability. When performing repairs of reinforced concrete port infrastructure, it can be beneficial to ports to include corrosion mitigation solutions in these repairs to improve the longevity of the repair. Dr. Pailes will give a presentation on corrosion of port infrastructure. The focus will be on repair strategies that have been successfully implemented at a variety of ports. The webinar will use recent port project examples to demonstrate how corrosion mitigation can be used in an effective and efficient manner. For example, recently at the Port of Corpus Christi, repairs were conducted to an oil berth that implemented a new two-stage cathodic protection system that saved over one million dollars in the overall construction budget compared to other strategies. This cathodic protection system will protect the structure from further corrosion, allowing for a significant service life extension. This project won the International Concrete Repair Institute award of Excellence in 2021.