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Agricultural video featured on Digging Dangers 25 DELUXE Download

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By   144 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   213 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   227 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   228 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   235 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   235 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   259 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   259 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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Maintenance work leads to gas line damage

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By   65 days ago

East Ridge, TN — 4/29/15 Roads were closed and several homes were evacuated after a contractor for the gas company hit a 2-inch gas line while doing maintenance work. People in the vicinity of the leak reported the strong smell and the sound of the leaking gas rushing into the air. The gas company responded […]

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Flames shoot over 30 feet into the air from drilled gas line

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By   65 days ago

Medford, WI—4/29/15 A damaged gas line ignited and the explosion sent flames shooting more than 30 feet in the air. A driller was installing a monitoring well and accidentally struck the gas line. The fire burned for 30-45 minutes. There were only minor injuries but the explosion destroyed the driller’s two trucks. Nearby homes suffered […]

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School evacuated after construction crew strikes gas main

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By   65 days ago

Evansville, IN—4/29/15 Approximately 500 students were evacuated after a construction crew accidentally hit a gas line behind their school. Emergency responders were onsite while the gas company repaired the line.

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Water main damaged, outages affect residents

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By   65 days ago

Beaconsville, VIC, Australia 4/29/15 Private contractors damaged a water main, causing a water outage for the residents in the area. Water services were restored later in the day.

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Roads close for hours over damaged gas leak

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By   65 days ago

Watsonville, CA — 4/29/15 Roads were closed for two hours after a crew hit a natural gas line and fire crews rushed to the scene although the leak did not ignite. Gas service was supposed to be shut off at an old aluminum plant that was to be demolished but the line was live. Employees […]

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Fiber crew strikes gas line, causing evacuations

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By   65 days ago

Northwood, IA — 4/29/2015 Workers installing fiber optic cables hit a gas line near the courthouse which was evacuated along with area homes, an elementary school and nearby businesses. Two fire department teams arrived along with the Sheriff’s department and roads were closed. The scent of gas was strong in the area.

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Hydrogen pipeline damage shuts down highway

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By   66 days ago

Corpus Christi, TX — 4/28/15 A large explosion occurred when a construction crane sparked a leaking hydrogen pipeline. The highway was closed and it took over an hour to reduce the pressure in the line and burn off the hydrogen.

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Third-party damage cuts off water service for 8000

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By   66 days ago

Cwmbrand, Wales, UK — 4/28/15 Water service was either cut off or residents had low water pressure, affecting 8,000 properties. It took the water company almost five days to make their repairs to the large water main. The cause was third-party damage.

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