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  • Hurricane Harvey
    Hurricane Harvey
    Wed, August 30, 2017
    As Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston and southeast Texas, PRCI is at the foremost concerned about the safety of our members, staff, their families, and the local communities. This will be a long recovery effort and we encourage you to do what you can to help. The American Red Cross is ...
  • TDC Sees Record Participation & Activity Since Opening
    TDC Sees Record Participation & Activity Since Opening
    Wed, July 19, 2017
    The second quarter of 2017 was an outstanding quarter for the Technology Development Center (TDC) in Houston, TX. The achieved level of activities at the TDC was the highest since the Grand Opening event two years ago, with a record breaking 231 visitors representing 44 companies in the month of ...
  • 2018 Research Portfolio Ballot Ready for Voting by Membership
    2018 Research Portfolio Ballot Ready for Voting by Membership
    Wed, July 19, 2017
    As the key outcome of their Spring planning meetings, the PRCI Technical Committees developed a set of detailed research projects that have since been further refined and compiled to form the 2018 PRCI Research Ballot, scheduled for release at the end of July. The Committees have worked to align ...
  • News from NACE International
    News from NACE International
    Thu, June 29, 2017
    NACE International will host its annual fall conference, Corrosion Technology Week 2017, September 10-14, 2017, in Indianapolis, IN, USA. This year, in addition to the working committee meetings, the conference will include it’s first keynote speaker: Laura E. Hitchcock is the The Boeing ...
  • Mark Pelkey Receives the PRCI Distinguished Service Award
    Mark Pelkey Receives the PRCI Distinguished Service Award
    Wed, June 14, 2017
    Mark Pelkey, formerly of National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation received the Distinguished Service Award for avid support and long-term efforts facilitating PRCI research.

    Mark has been involved for many years in PRCI as a member of the Measurement Technical Committee, the Audit ...
  • Welcoming New Members to PRCI!
    Welcoming New Members to PRCI!
    Wed, June 07, 2017
    We are pleased to welcome ArcelorMittal who joined PRCI as a Technical Program Associate Member of the Design, Materials & Construction Technical Committee. ArcelorMittal is a steel and mining company, a supplier of steel products in all major markets including automotive, construction, ...
  • PRCI Presents Distinguished Service Award to Marie Quintana
    PRCI Presents Distinguished Service Award to Marie Quintana
    Tue, May 16, 2017
    Marie Quintana, of Lincoln Electric, received the Distinguished Service Award for avid support and long-term efforts facilitating PRCI research.

    Marie has been a long time member and supporter of PRCI and actively involved in many aspects in the organization including as Welding Focus ...
  • Welcoming New Members to PRCI!
    Welcoming New Members to PRCI!
    Fri, March 31, 2017
    We are pleased to welcome the American Petroleum Institute (API) who joined PRCI as a Pipeline Industry Organization Member. API represents over 625 oil and natural gas companies, leaders of a technology-driven industry that supplies most of America's energy, supports more than 9.8 ...
  • Jeff Chini & Claus Langer Receive the PRCI Distinguished Service Award
    Jeff Chini & Claus Langer Receive the PRCI Distinguished Service Award
    Thu, March 30, 2017
    Jeff Chini and Claus Langer, both of Southern California Gas Company, each received the Distinguished Service Award for avid support and long-term efforts facilitating PRCI research. They were instrumental in providing host sites and the associated operational support for research critical for the ...
  • PRCI Finalizing 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
    Tue, March 28, 2017
    Most companies and organizations have a strategic plan document, but it is not the document that is important, it is the execution of the actual plan.  A good strategic plan will be a blueprint for knowing what you want to achieve, how you will continue to evolve, and it will lay out how you ...
  • Mike Whelan Becomes New Vice President of Research Operations
    Mike Whelan Becomes New Vice President of Research Operations
    Wed, March 01, 2017
    On March 1, 2017, Mike Whelan was promoted to Vice President, Research Operations for PRCI. Mike is a key part of the PRCI team, and has been a part of PRCI for over 15 years, as either a contractor or full-time staff.

    As the Director of Research Operations, he has done a great job of ...
  • PRCI has Moved!
    PRCI has Moved!
    Fri, February 17, 2017
    PRCI's main offices have moved! As of February 24, 2017 we are located in Chantilly, Virginia. Please update your records!

    PRCI Main Office
    15059 Conference Center Drive
    Suite #130
    Chantilly, Virginia 20151

    Phone: +1-703-205-1600
    Fax: +1-703-205-1607 ...
  • Welcoming New Members to PRCI!
    Welcoming New Members to PRCI!
    Sun, January 01, 2017
    We are pleased to welcome Diakont who joined PRCI as a Technical Program Associate Member of the Integrity & Inspection Technical Committee. Using advanced non-destructive examination (NDE) technologies, Diakont provides condition surveys and inspection services to ensure reliable operating ...
  • PRCI Launches New Website
    PRCI Launches New Website
    Wed, December 21, 2016
    We are pleased to announce the launch of the new PRCI website! 

    We have worked hard to develop a website with the members and end-users in mind optimizing your experience and enabling you to access all of the essential information you require in an improved interface to ...
  • In Remembrance of Winston A. Johnson II
    In Remembrance of Winston A. Johnson II
    Tue, November 08, 2016
    It is with deep sadness that we have learned we lost a dear friend and valued colleague. Former PRCI Chairman and longtime industry research champion, Winston A. Johnson II, passed away on November 3, 2016. During his 32-year career with El Paso Energy and serving as PRCI Board Chair for 4 years, ...
  • PRCI Executive Assembly Approves 2017 Energy Pipeline Research Portfolio
    Thu, October 20, 2016
    At its Executive Assembly meeting in September, PRCI approved the final slate of projects for its 2017 Research Portfolio. Member funding contributions of over $10 million and numerous in-kind support commitments were allocated to research projects addressing leak detection, pipeline operations ...