Integran awarded DoT contract to fix gas lines with nanometals

December 19, 2008: Integran Technologies USA Inc., a leading company in the area of metallurgical nanotechnologies, has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program contract by the US Department of Transportation to develop a gas pipeline repair process which utilizes nanocrystalline metals to fill and structurally-reinforce areas of pipeline which have been degraded by stress corrosion cracking.

“Stress corrosion cracking is a major concern with pipeline reliability, particularly with the trend towards higher operating pressures. The proposed in-situ repair technology can offset disruptive and costly pipeline replacement initiatives” said Dr. Virgil Provenzano, a senior scientist with Integran.


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