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Agricultural video featured on Digging Dangers 25 DELUXE Download

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By   104 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   173 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   187 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   188 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   195 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   195 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   219 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   219 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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Five gas main breaks irk township board, residents

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By   69 days ago

Vienna Twp, OH-3/16/15 Township board members have had their fill of challenges on a recent construction project. The contractors working on the job struck their fifth gas line break since work began, causing yet another shutdown and evacuation. This gas pipe, a two-inch line, was reportedly damaged because it was mismarked. Upset residents, asking for […]

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Digging crews strike gas line

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By   69 days ago

Savannah, GA-3/16/15 Ditch digging led to a high-pressure gas leak when crews hit the line, rupturing it. The gas leak occurred at an intersection, which was closed by emergency workers. The gas company responded to shut down the leak and repair the line.

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Gas leak during campus construction leads to evacuations

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By   69 days ago

Princeton University, Forrestal Campus, NJ-3/16/15 A backhoe, working at an on-campus construction site, struck a live buried gas line around 1 p.m. Buildings near the leak were evacuated, and traffic was diverted away from campus for about half an hour.

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New construction leads to gas line damage

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By   72 days ago

San Antonio, TX-3/13/15 Crews were working on a new business when they hit a gas line, causing a hissing sound and strong odor in the area. Emergency responders shut down a nearby road, and gas workers were on the way to the scene. Emergency officials believed the street would perhaps need to be dug up […]

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Chemical plant, warehouse evacuated after gas leak

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By   73 days ago

Maumee, OH-3/12/15 Workers were excavating when they struck a 2-inch natural gas line. A chemical plant and a warehouse were evacuated due to the leak. Traffic was not affected by the leak.

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Road construction leads to water main break

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By   75 days ago

Atlanta, GA-3/10/15 Contractors working on a road broke a water main, closing part of an intersection. Drivers were urged to avoid the area until further notice.

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Buried six-inch main ruptured during road construction

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By   75 days ago

Colorado Springs, CO-3/10/15 A contractor working on a road struck a buried six-inch gas main, causing a gas outage for about 1,400 homes. The gas company urged gas customers to not attempt to relight their own pilot lights, but rather wait for gas representatives to come and restart their service. Gas crews working 16-hour shifts […]

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Man with mini excavator cuts off power for nearly 600 customers

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By   76 days ago

Prestatyn, Wales-3/9/15 A man was digging with a mini excavator when he accidentally cut through a power cable. The cable fed electric power to 580 customers. The outage not only shut down homes and businesses, but also turned off traffic lights in the area. The damage happened just after 3 p.m. Service was restored to […]

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