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Agricultural video featured on Digging Dangers 25 DELUXE Download

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By   170 days ago

Many advances in technology have led to a significant increase of tiling in recent years, which has also resulted in the increase of buried utility damages occurring in rural agricultural settings. One of these technologies is plastic drainage pipe, which can be installed at a much higher speed than the old concrete or clay tiles. […]

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New Pipeline Damage Prevention Pack

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By   239 days ago

Nearly two years ago Underground Focus posted an ‘almost finished’ version of the Power of Pipelines damage prevention video to Youtube to share with a handful of prospective sponsors. As a testament to the strength of its message, it was ‘discovered’ and went viral, having now surpassed over 100,000 hits. Despite being unfinished and watermarked, […]

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Grid Issues 3: Locating Unlimited – Locating is not x-ray vision

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By   253 days ago

This is an edited version of the article from the print edition of Grid Series Part 3: Locating Unlimited. To subscribe and get your copy, click here.   The yellow boxes in the photos above highlight the same area before and after excavation. With blue markings in the photo on the left, the locator indicated […]

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Grid Issues 3: Locating Unlimited – The Ground Antenna Effect

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By   254 days ago

This is an edited version of the article from the print edition of Grid Series Part 3: Locating Unlimited. To subscribe and get your copy, click here. Conductive locating sends signal along the pipe or cable but also directly into the earth. Conductively locating with low frequencies can result in bleed-off onto non-target lines, creating […]

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Grid Issues 3: Locating Unlimited – Bleedoff

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By   261 days ago

This is an edited version of the article from the print edition of Grid Series Part 3: Locating Unlimited. To subscribe and get your copy, click here. Although the transmitter is attached to a test wire on a steel gas main, it’s possible that the location of the main may be negatively influenced by the […]

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Grid Issues 3: Locating Unlimited – High Profile Miss-Mark

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By   261 days ago

This is an edited version of the article from the print edition of Grid Series Part 3: Locating Unlimited. To subscribe and get your copy, click here. It’s normally very hard to prove a miss-mark without excavation but we’ve done it here. The 2012 aerial photo clearly shows the location of a newly constructed electric […]

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Grid Issues 2: Pipelines – Markers

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By   285 days ago

This is an edited version of the article from the print edition of Grid Series Part 2: Pipelines. To subscribe and get your copy, click here. The purpose of permanent pipeline markers is to identify in a line-of-sight fashion the approximate location of pipelines in the right-of-way (ROW). The markers can be made of metal, […]

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Grid Issues 2: Pipelines – A Pipeliner’s Nightmare

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By   285 days ago

This is an edited version of the article from the print edition of Grid Series Part 2: Pipelines. To subscribe and get your copy, click here. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says that pipelines represent the safest form of transportation in the U.S. Despite their safety record, pipeline accidents such as the one pictured […]

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Gas ruptures mere feet from homes, doesn’t ignite

By   13 days ago

Ivins, UT—7/16/15 A rupture occurred about 5 feet from a number of residential homes after a 2-inch gas line was cut by construction workers who were building new housing. People were evacuated and two fire engines were on scene in case the leak found an ignition source but luckily the gas did not catch fire. […]

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Evacuations and road closings after work crew hits gas

By   13 days ago

Nelson, BC, Canada—7/16/15 Several buildings were evacuated and roads were barricaded after crews working outside of a bar and grill ruptured a gas line. Other workers nearby had to leave the area due to the strong fumes. The gas company worked most of the afternoon to make repairs to the line. There were no injuries […]

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Fiber damage takes over 5 hours to repair

By   13 days ago

Jamestown, ND – 7/16/15 It took the telecommunication company more than five hours to repair a damaged fiber optic cable. A third-party crew that were installing a waterline with boring equipment had cut the cable, resulting in loss of phones and 911 service across two counties.

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Backhoe incident leads to evacuation of 50

By   13 days ago

Fort Lauderdale, FL—7/16/15 Construction crews accidentally punctured a 1-inch gas line with a backhoe, causing an evacuation of about 50 residents. The fire department’s hazmat team responded and clamped the line in about an hour, closing off the area due to the emergency situation and fear of the gas igniting.

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Contractor breaks gas line near busy intersection

By   13 days ago

Falmouth, ME—7/16/15 Evacuations ensued after a contractor accidentally struck a 1-inch gas line near a busy intersection. The fire department responded and ushered people from businesses, houses and a condominium out of the area as a precaution until the gas company could repair the leaking pipe.

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Sewer project leads to leak in 6-inch gas main

By   14 days ago

Lawrenceville, GA—7/15/15 Construction workers were laying sewer lines when they struck a 6-inch gas main near a college in Georgia. The new sewer was being installed for a new fire station across the street from the college. Firefighters responded, closing roads and evacuated 30 people that were in the college’s sports complex. The gas company […]

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Two workers burned in gas rupture, explosion

By   14 days ago

West Franklin, PA—7/15/15 Two workers were injured after their backhoe ruptured a pipeline at a gas compressor station where they were working to clear the right-of-way. The backhoe operator suffered serious burns once the vehicle caught fire after striking the line and another employee was burned while attempting to help the driver. Both workers were […]

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Small gas leak leads to bigger leak, evacuations

By   16 days ago

Chico, CA—7/13/15 Gas company crews were working with a backhoe to fix a small gas leak when they accidentally struck a larger 4-inch natural gas pipeline causing a big gas leak. A coordinated effort between firefighters, law enforcement and utility crews worked to redirect traffic and evacuate nearby residents in a four-block area as a […]

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