WHAT’S NEW AT MATERGENICS
Take a look at our recent projects and innovations at Matergenics.
OUR FEATURED SERVICES
Matergenics offers top-of-the-line engineering services to help you manage your assets.
To help you plan and manage corrosion risk, we offer GIS support to conduct a corrosion risk assessment on the soil and atmospheric environments of your assets.
Our certified team of experienced inspectors can perform non-destructive testing on above-ground and below-ground project sites to evaluate the integrity of your structures.
SOIL LABORATORY TESTING
Our specialized lab analyzes soil samples taken near your assets to determine the overall soil corrosivity. We also model life expectancy and determine the remaining life of your assets.
Our custom corrosion monitoring system collects and analyzes corrosion data from your assets and passes that data to the web data center. Users are able to view corrosion activity on assets.
Matergenics designs CP systems using computer simulations. While on site, our NACE certified engineers aid in the installation, assessment, and monitoring of these systems.
We offer both above-ground and below-ground mapping and on-site inspection services for your T&D and communication structures
Matergenics closely assesses corrosion caused by atmospheric weathering and soil corrosivity. Our team of highly experienced engineers will be there to help you plan for and mitigate corrosion in your service territory. Check out our services below!
GIS Corrosion Mapping
On-Site Inspection Services
Cathodic Protection System Design and Implementation
We, at Matergenics, use a unique method to strategically design cathodic protection systems for a variety of structural designs and materials in order to maximize the effectiveness and protection on each asset. An experienced team of NACE certified engineers will be on-site for the installation, assessment, and monitoring of cathodic protection systems for T&D and communication structures.
Matergenics – Pittsburgh has created a specialized market in soil corrosivity, corrosion risk assessment and identification of corrosive hot-spots for underground assets and infrastructure that is not considered by traditional Close Interval Surveys (CIS) and circumvent functioning cathodic protection (CP). Our dedicated soil lab has rapid turn-around times and is supported by a multidiscipline team of soil specialists, NACE certified materials and corrosion engineers, CP design and installation specialists, coatings specialists, chemists, and and certified lab and field technicians. The combination of field and lab analysis provides essential data for geotechnical, asset management, site surveys, CP installations, and failure analysis
Our wonderful clients are the reason we are in business. We will do everything we can to make sure you are a satisfied client too!
Matergenics is a new name in the world of materials science and corrosion engineering but it also has a famous owner Dr. Mehrooz Zamanzadah or Dr. Zee. He has provided technical support and development to the aerospace industry for many years. My association with him has been through US Airways and American Airlines (the largest airline in the world). Approximately 18 years ago Dr. Zee’s team won the approval from various engine manufacturers to establish an engine chip and oil filter analysis program that reduced engine in flight shut downs (IFSD) to zero and is being used today on the entire fleet at the New American Airlines.
His team over the years has provided failure analysis tech support that saved US Airways millions of dollars in warranty claim against OEM aircraft manufacturers.
His team was called upon by both the FAA and NTSB to provide analysis were quick and accurate answers were needed to solve aircraft equipment failure issues.
Dr.Zee’s has been a major technical contributor to the US Airways/American Airlines carbon filters for the air quality program, evaluation of fuel filter clog due to microbial influence, and corrosion due to MIC influence.
And The Matergenics lab with all of its NACE approval and talented engineers and technicians has been the Corrosion Lab for The New American Airlines.”
Principal Failure Analyst, American Airlines
The fabrication and maintenance of electric utility structures are key factors in maintaining system reliability on the electric grid. With society’s increasing dependency on constant and consistent energy a high level of system reliability is required. Southern California Edison (SCE) has worked with Dr. Zee and his team over the past 30+ years to help maintain a high level of structural reliability. SCE’s work with them has been in many different capacities to address issues in the past, present and future.
In addressing issues in the past, they have assisted SCE in reviewing and resolving issues with its steel structures which are typical for an aging infrastructure. These include structure inspections, corrosion mitigation and coatings.
For the present, they have provided support during the tower fabrication process to ensure that high quality, ductile steel is delivered. They have worked with tower fabricators to resolve welding issues and in developing a procedure to properly dull tower steel without introducing factors which would promote premature corrosion.
For the future, Dr. Zee and Matergenics have reviewed and investigated the environmental conditions in the SCE territory and have developed a below ground corrosion risk assessment map. This map identifies areas of high, medium and low corrosion risk. This map is referenced prior to work being performed on a structure or line to provide an assessment as to any mitigations which need to be considered to ensure a long service life.
SCE has also consulted with Matergenics to identify and install cathodic protection systems for structures which are most vulnerable in the high corrosion areas. Matergenics has always provided a high level of service. Their investigations are thorough, their reports are detailed and their scientifically based solutions provide the best alternatives in addressing any issues. SCE will continue to work with Matergenics to address any metallurgical or corrosion issues in the future.
SCE Manager, Transmission Engineering, Structural Analysis
Dr. Mehrooz Zamanzadah or Dr. Zee as he is known to the pole industry has been for many years a valued consultant to Valmont Industries. His new company, Matergenics, continues Dr. Zee’s legacy to provide expert analysis and solutions to extending the life of the infrastructure through corrosion mitigations and failure analysis.
I have had the honor or working with Dr. Zee professionally in committee work and in the pole business for many years and Valmont has benefitted greatly from our association. I look forward to continuing working with Dr. Zee and Matergenics.
Carl D. Kempkes
Project Manager, Valmont Industries, Inc.