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Iron And Steel Pipe Resilience – What It Is And Why It Matters To You

  • Sunday, November 01, 2020
  • Wednesday, November 01, 2023
  • Webinar - Available On Demand

This event reviews components of pipeline resilience as interpreted by industry experts who were interviewed by the presenters. It then examines in greater detail the attributes of material strength, toughness, and fatigue; joint performance, including flexibility, thrust restraint, and seismic resistance; sustained performance in general and corrosion resistance in particular; and lifecycle considerations. A corrosion assessment and abatement model will be reviewed, a corrosion study from the Everglades will be summarized, and a seismic event under a lake in Anchorage, Alaska, will be reviewed.  It’s a comprehensive outline and will be sure to spark your interest. 


Jeffrey R. Blakely

Jeffrey R. Blakely
Territory Manager
AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company

Jeffrey R. Blakely has served the water industry for more than a decade. He is a member of the American Water Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, and National Utility Contractors Association. At present, he is the AWWA Young Professionals Committee Chair, Manufacturers and Associates Council Liaison, and ASCE Seismic Design of Buried Pipelines Task Committee Member. Blakely, a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of North Dakota, joined AMERICAN in 2010 and has held sales and marketing roles in numerous territories. Based in Colorado, he is currently a territory manager for AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe and AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe.

Maury D. Gaston

Maury D. Gaston
Manager of Marketing Services
AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company

Maury D. Gaston is a 38-year veteran of the pipeline industry and has served AMERICAN in New York, Florida, California, Texas, and at corporate headquarters. He is Vice Chairman of the American Water Works Association A21 committee, which handles ductile iron standards. Gaston is a mechanical engineering graduate of Auburn University, where he serves as past Chairman of the Alumni Engineering Council. He is a Director and past Chairman of the state of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame. Gaston also serves as Chairman of the Alabama Iron and Steel Council. Gaston has presented at ASCE Pipelines, NACE, AWWA’s ACE, and other conferences.

Kevin Westerling

Kevin Westerling
Chief Editor
Water Online (Moderator)

For more than a decade, Kevin Westerling has covered the water and wastewater industry as Chief Editor of Water Online and Water Innovations magazine. He began his editorial career at VertMarkets, parent company of Water Online, in 1999 after graduating from West Chester University in Pennsylvania with a BA in English Literature and a minor in Journalism. Kevin has also serves as the editor for Oil and Gas Online, Power Online, and Public Works.com, among other VertMarkets websites.

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