Posts Tagged ‘pipeline’

New Radiodetection pipe and cable locator models available from TRIO Test & Measurement

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

New-Radiodetection-pipe-and-cable-locator-models-available-from-TRIO-Test-Measurement-278215-l (1)Radiodetection has just released the follow-up to their highly successful RD4000 series: the RD8000 and RD7000 pipe and cable locators. These latest addition to the company’s portfolio feature large, high contrast, backlit LCD screens which provide clear information from the receiver and transmitter in any light condition; and a responsive and intuitive interface for easy operator access. They are also equipped with Centros (a measurement engine that combines new and innovative algorithms with established software to improve the repeatability and accuracy of measurements) and eCAL (a technique that allows the operator to validate the original factory calibration to ensure optimum capability). The RD8000 and RD7000 are designed to be ergonomically light weight, well balanced and energy efficient for extended use. The RD7000 model offers a more cost-effective set of features, while the RD8000 pipe and cable locator are the high-end models. Among the exclusive features for RD8000 are iLOC (an advanced Bluetooth link that allows the operator to control the transmitter remotely to effectively save time and effort) and SurveyCERT (technology that enables the operator to pass survey information to third-party applications for audit, analysis and reporting on a PC or PDA). To read the full article, click here…


Who Oversees Pipeline Safety?

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

The safety of pipelines is the accountability of pipeline companies who adhere to a comprehensive series of regulations issued by U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) that governs every step of the process from construction to operation and maintenance. Proper inspection procedures, regulatory requirements, and the undertaking of necessary repairs are checked by federal and state inspectors to ensure that they are meticulously followed. PHMSA is also in-charge of enforcing the law against violations of pipeline safety regulations. They generally control interstate and intrastate hazardous liquids transmission pipelines, but may delegate some of the authority to state agencies (which are usually members of the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives) if they are consistent with federal regulations. In the case of pipeline incidents, The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is the agency responsible for investigating and reporting issues. They also produce recommendations to companies, industry groups, and regulators. To read the full article, click here…

Pipeline Installation Process

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Once signatures are completed in the pipeline paperwork, the first thing the pipeline company will do is to survey your property. They often use an estimated linear feet/the length of ROW (Right-of-Way) until a full commitment can be gained for the installation, and to find out how much will be paid and the temporary workspace required. After that, it is necessary to clear the ROW of any crop or timber. The next step is to remove the topsoil and subsoil and keep them separately since they will be replaced after the installation. The pipeline is then positioned on boards just above the subsoil and a trench is dug and filled with a layer of gravel to keep the pipeline steady. Once the pipeline is lowered onto the gravel base, a number of safety checks are conducted and then the topsoil and subsoil are replaced. It is important to seek legal advice when drafting a detailed construction and reclamation plan for your ROW paperwork to address safety issues and proper reclamation. Read the full article here…