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Meet Morph, the Farwest Superhero

Meet Morph, Farwest’s corrosion fighting superhero.  Morph represents Farwest’s ability to provide an almost endless variety of corrosion control and cathodic protection solutions. 

Morph has the superhero ability to “morph” into different products or service solutions based on the needs of our customers. 

Watch for Morph on our website, on social media postings and at upcoming conferences, where you can have your photo taken with him. 

4 days ago

Understanding Cathodic Protection Test Stations

The Purpose of a CP Test Station The main purpose of a cathodic protection (CP) test station is to provide an access point to terminate cables from a buried structure (pipeline) to take electrical measurements or readings on that structure.  Because it is impractical to excavate the structure every time a measurement must be taken, a test station is used to provided electrical access to the structure, via connecting cables, to obtain needed CP data.  In its most basic form, a test station is simply an enclosure (above or at grade) with cable connecting points that allow cables from a buried structure, such as a pipeline, to be terminated.  This electrical access to the structure allows technicians to perform necessary CP tests.  In addition to structure access, a test station can also allow a technician to monitor other CP components such as an anode, a stationary reference electrode, or a CP coupon.
1 month ago

Farwest Difference Between HP and H1 Magnesium Anodes

Physical Appearance
High potential (HP or M1) magnesium anodes and standard potential (AZ) magnesium anodes look alike.  There is very little, if any, physical difference between the two anodes.  While there is certainly a difference in the chemistry or alloy and their performance, you cannot tell the difference by just looking.

3 months ago

Understanding Cable Splices & Protection Methods

Cable Splicing

Many times when installing cathodic protection systems, there may be a requirement that:  Underground cathodic protection (or anode) cables shall be free of splices.  This means that the specification writer or customer requires that the underground cable be installed in one continuous length and the use of "splices" (to join two individual pieces of cable) is not allowed. There is an opinion that splices are bad or a weak link in the length of cable. This may be true IF the splice is not installed correctly.

4 months ago

Farwest Current - August 2021

 
While it seems like time stands still,
Farwest is celebrating 65 Years!
 
Denver on the Move!
Our Rocky Mountain Regional Office Has Moved!
 
12875 E. 42nd Avenue., Ste 70
Denver, CO 80239
RockyMTSales@FarwestCorrosion.com
(303) 307-1447
 
Brian Eynon, Regional Manager
 
 
6 months ago

The Farwest Current - May 2021

 
 
 
May 2021
 
Farwest Renews NSF 61 Certification
 
 
Did you know that Farwest maintains NSF61 certification for water tank cathodic protection products?
 
This certification confirms that our Impressed Current and Galvanic Cathodic Protection Systems used for Water Storage Tanks and Reservoirs are certified for use in potable water systems.
 
Farwest Giving Back
 
Farwest's Gordon Rankin Corrosion Engineering Scholarships Awarded to Three Students at Corrosion 2021
 
 
Donovan Fagan
University of Alberta
 
 
Margaret Blair Huck
Northeastern University
 
Trevor Tackett
Univ. of Texas - San Antonio
 
9 months ago

Newsletter April 2021

 
 
 
April 2021
 
CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo
Is LIVE!
9 months ago

Farwest Corrosion Control Introduces Ref-Check VPR for Voltage Potential Restoration

Farwest Corrosion Control Company has introduced the Ref-Check VPR test instrument for Voltage Potential Restoration.  Farwest is an industry pioneer and leader in Cathodic Protection and Corrosion Control services for industries that maintain underground and underwater infrastructure, storage systems or other submerged metallic structures. The Ref-Check VPR is an advancement in a product line of instruments designed to overcome false or low potential readings from compromised cathodic protection reference electrodes (CPRE).
1 year ago

EXPERT TIP #13: TESTING PIPELINE CP SYSTEMS FOR BROKEN TEST WIRES

Corrosion technicians conduct routine operational status checks on Cathodic Protection (CP) Systems to ensure that the system is providing adequate levels of protection. Many common systems can include multiple 2-wire, magnesium anode test stations (1 wire for the anode and one wire for measuring Pipe-to-Soil (P/S) potentials) with simple 2-wire P/S test stations between the anode test stations. Normal potential readings should be between -0.950 and -1.150 volts with respect to a CuSO4 reference electrode along the pipeline.

1 year ago