• Wildfire Presentation in Dallas, TX 

    Wildfire Presentation in Dallas, TX 


    Performance of Lattice Steel Structures in Wildfires Presentation – Dallas, TX

    From September 5th to 8th, Clinton Char PE and Myself were in Dallas, Texas, where we presented a significant technical paper focused on the intersection of wildfires, materials and the electric utility industry. Our presentation garnered the interest of approximately 1,600 engineers who were in attendance. It was an exceptional conference, and one that our team at Matergenics should make a point to attend annually. The subject matter of our presentation centered on assessing and preventing (by condition assessment of aging T&D structures) material damage during wildfires, as well as how to evaluate structural integrity during and following either direct or indirect exposure to such fires and use EnviroZense sensor to quantify the material damage risks . 10-20% of wildfires are caused by the electric utility industry! This topic is especially relevant given extreme storms and the recent wildfire events in Maui, Hawaii. For more insights, please refer to the attached attached abstract.

    Read the Abstract
  • Matergenics Offers Assistance to Maui Recovery Effort

    Matergenics Offers Assistance to Maui Recovery Effort


    Matergenics Offers Assistance to Maui Recovery efforts

    Our hearts go out to the people of Maui and their families who have been affected by the wildfires. A few of our employees were born and raised in Hawai’i, and our company had the pleasure of visiting Maui in April of this year for an inspection project. We could never have imagined that the beautiful place we visited would experience such a tragedy. However, we know that the people of Hawai’i are very resilient and, with the entire world showing aloha, Lāhainā will be restored.

    As a company that has assisted many utility companies with inspections following a wildfire, we have contacted and offered our assistance to the island of Maui to aid in the recovery efforts in Lahaina.

    Please free to contact our Hawaii engineer, Clinton Char at 626-320-9999 to discuss.

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  • Our New Office in Hawaii!

    Our New Office in Hawaii!


    Our New Office in Hawaii

    We are very excited to announce that we have opened a new office in Honolulu, HI. Located at 500 Ala Moana Blvd Suite 7400, we are in the heart of town. We look forward to bringing the islands the same exceptional services we offer our mainland clients while maintaining Hawaii’s core values. Our local representatives are ready to assist you in any of the following matters.

    By being 2,500 miles away from the continental USA, expert response to corrosion related issues are days away. By having an office in Honolulu, Matergenics will be poised to respond quickly and effectively to any situation requiring corrosion investigation and support.

    Please free to contact our Hawaii engineer, Clinton Char at 626-320-9999 to discuss any corrosion related issues.

    Our services include:

    • Failure analysis
    • Inspections of T&D, communication towers, and other infrastructure
    • Condition assessment
    • Inspection of high rise buildings for rebar corrosion
    • AND MORE!

    The islands’ unique geography makes the atmosphere and soil very corrosive for steel structures. That, in combination with Hawaii’s aging infrastructure, exacerbates corrosion, which makes the need to protect these structures even more important. In the past few moths alone several light and utility poles have fallen over. Many of which could have been prevented with corrosion mitigation.

    The photos below show a downed light pole on Oahu that failed due to corrosion of the anchor bolts.

  • AMPP Innovation of the Year Award Winners

    AMPP Innovation of the Year Award Winners


    AMPP 2023 Innovation of the Year

    We are excited to share with you that the hard work of Team Matergenics over last several years has paid off, and we have been awarded the prestigious 2023 Product Innovation of the Year Award by AMPP (formerly known as NACE). This is a remarkable achievement for us and a testament to our team’s dedication to excellence and innovation. Furthermore, I am thrilled to announce that we are expanding our operations to Hawaii. We have been approached by several companies to conduct corrosion risk assessments and corrosion mitigation by cathodic protection of their assets. I would like to thank our clients, colleagues and friends for their unwavering support throughout this journey and we expect much more is on the way for this year.

  • AMPP 2023 Annual Conference

    AMPP 2023 Annual Conference


    AMPP 2023 Annual Conference

    Matergenics is excited to announce we will be apart of The 2023 AMPP Annual conference. Please come visit us over at Booth #457 ! This event will be filled with industry leaders and exciting new updates of innovations and more. Over at our booth, you will have the opportunity to learn about the newest technologies we are working on as well network with other attendees and collect some goodies we have prepared for you. The conference will be from March 19th – March 23rd at Denver, Colorado at Colorado Convention Center.700 14th Street

    Denver, CO 80202 United States


    We are honored to have our lead professional engineer Anil Chikkam to have a presentation on Water main breaks and Materials.



    In Addition, we are excited to announce a special award the team of Matergenics has earned and will be presented with in this conference.



    Please Let us know if you decide to attend by filling the form out below as we would love to have the opportunity to personally welcome you

  • Technical Presentation in Florida 

    Technical Presentation in Florida 


    Technical Presentation in Florida

    Our Professional engineers and lead , (pictured below, Dr. Zee & Dr. Peyman Taheri) hosted a technical presentation on the subjects of Cathodic Protection, Failure Analysis, Root Cause Determination and much more. These technical presentations not only help the attendees become more informed but also help in creating a stronger bond amongst team members. This is crucial for an informative team and we highly recommend it within Matergenics.

  • Airplane Fuel Filter Analysis

    Airplane Fuel Filter Analysis


    Airplane Fuel Filter analysis

    The engineering team at Matergenics is currently working on a massive project with Fuel Filters of Major Airline companies. Determining the root cause of certain compounds within these fuel filters is a crucial element in the diagnosis of the plane’s running health. Using our state of the art equipment, and fast turnaround time, Matergenics offers accurate and critical information for Airlines to keep their fleet up in the air and reduce Aircraft on Ground occurrence (AOG) time.

  • Paper On WildFires

    Paper On WildFires


    Paper on Wildfires

    Come Check out our recent publication on Wildfires and it’s adverse Effects on Industrial Grade Steel Structures written by Dr. Zee and Matergenics Professional Engineering Team.

    Use Link Below :

    Click to access Paper-On-WildFires.pdf

  • Transmission Line Condition Assessment Northern BC, Canada

    Transmission Line Condition Assessment Northern BC, Canada


    Galvanized Steel Transmission Structures in Northern BC, Canada

    For the last three months, Matergenics has been inspecting galvanized steel transmission structures which transfer power from a generating system an aluminum smelting plant. This critical infrastructure ensures adequate power to the plant which solidifies Canada as a world-wide leader in aluminum production. The line itself includes nearly 315 structures which traverse some of British Columbia’s most rugged terrain, which is home to diverse wildlife and vegetation. Matergenics plays a key role in assessing the current state of the structures. Our assessment procedures include visual inspection of higher elevation components, electro-chemical analysis, soil resistivity testing, galvanized thickness measurements, and hand excavation for below grade visual inspection. Concrete compressive strength tests are also used on structures with encased footings. Soil samples are then collected for in-house lab testing to determine corrosive parameters. After analyzing the documented results, the towers are then categorized and rated based on acceptable corrosion risk. The next course of action is determined, by either establishing a recurring inspection interval, or recommending expedited action by the installation of a cathodic protection system. These critical assessments reveal the health of the infrastructure and determine the remaining life, which ensures British Columbia’s continuation of aluminum smelting operations for generations to come.

  • EnviroZense



    A Simple Sensor Device with Staggering Results in Wildfire Environments

    By December 18, 2020 there were about 57,000 wildfires compared with 50,477 in 2019, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. More than 10.3 million acres were burned in 2020, compared with 4.7 million acres in 2019. Five of the top 20 largest California wildfires fires occurred in 2020. The extreme temperatures of these wildfires can cause a reduction in structural strength and even melt the zinc off galvanized steel. This can lead to accelerated corrosion, or even the collapse of lattice towers.

    EnviroZense is a wireless, heat resistant, temperature and corrosion monitoring sensor that is contained in an electrical enclosure underground at the project site. The patented, EnviroZense unit is simple to install and comprises of corrosion and temperature sensors – one to monitor the wildfire temperatures and the second to monitor the corrosion activity of the bare steel structure below ground. The EnviroZense is configured to collect data routinely, at specific time intervals. The data is wirelessly transmitted by a satellite module for analysis and warns the project owner of abnormal temperature rises before more serious structural problems occur.

    The EnviroZense WebView allows you to monitor the temperature and corrosion potential data from each structure in real time. Critical temperatures and corrosion potentials will be highlighted for quick identification, so you know which structures need attention. The EnviroZense WebView can also graph data for a quick and easy way to analyze how long your structures have been exposed to elevated temperatures or corrosive environments.

    Read the brochure below for full specifications and more information!

    Read the Brochure