Matergenics offers top-of-the-line engineering services and solutions to manage your assets.
Team Matergenics will be at this site of water main breaks for failure analysis, to determine if it is due to corrosive soil, galvanic action, water main material or stray current corrosion.
We conduct extensive laboratory testing on failed pipelines to determine the primary cause of fracture. Our service includes cross-sectional analysis and soil sample testing at failure location.
We provide quality engineering solution, designs, and installation of cathodic protection systems to protect these important assets, which can add an additional 20 years to their remaining life.
Matergenics offers a wide range of specialized services to fit your organizational needs.
Our next-generation sensor detects the graphitization of iron pipes before failure occurs. Appropriate mitigation solutions can then be recommended to reduce the risk of water main failure.
We offer GIS support to conduct a corrosion risk assessment on the soil environments of your assets. Data include physical and chemical soil properties relevant to steel corrosion.
Matergenics’ Graphitization Sensor
Preventing water main breaks with innovative science and technology
We are very happy to present to you a water main graphitization sensor. It is a powerful, next-generation tool that will help you identify the graphitization of iron pipes before failure occurs. Find out more today!
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.
We respond to all customers promptly by sending a proposal to address possible remedial/improvement methods and their costs. If we need more information, our engineers will contact you.
Looking forward to hearing from you!