Water Online Radio: Overcoming Infrastructure Corrosion
Eric Sauereisen, president of Sauereisen, Inc., discusses the massive infrastructure problem in the United States – corrosion in particular – and explains why solutions are not one-size-fits-all.
The following is an excerpt from the Q&A with Water Online Radio. Click on the Radio Player above to hear the full interview.
Water Online Radio: There’s a lot of talk about the aging infrastructure across the whole U.S. That’s got to be your bread and butter, I would think.
Eric Sauereisen: Absolutely. We probably entered the corrosion market, or rather the wastewater market, on a corrosion side in the early ‘70s, when we identified corrosion rates that are similar to what we see in other heavy industries. And it seem like the right play to continue to provide solutions to different utilities, different customers.
Water Online Radio: How prevalent is the problem? I would guess it’s significant.
Eric Sauereisen: It really is, and it’s gaining steam without a doubt. Corrosion rates are increasing, and I think people are becoming more and more aware of identifying what they have within their systems that need to be addressed.
Water Online Radio: With regard to infrastructure protection, what is your leading technology?
Eric Sauereisen: When you look at leading technologies, you have to realize all materials have different strengths, and they have different weaknesses. That being said, there isn’t a silver bullet. There isn’t one technology which is perfect for all solutions.
And that’s kind of what Sauereisen brings to the table – a variety of different products that have different attributes and physical properties that are detailed or specific to a customer’s needs.