Utility Locating Articles

  • Protective coatings for underground utility concrete structures

    As our cities and municipalities grow older, the utility and wastewater infrastructure and corrosion preventive program for underground asset protection are aging with them. Municipalities and Utility Companies are struggling to handle rehabilitation measures and effective corrosion prevention programs to deal with prolonging the life of their buried assets. More municipalities are in the process ...


    By Sauereisen Inc.

  • Navigating uncertain ground using the right equipment

    Starting with specialization It started with one man and his pickup truck. Tom Banks’ then one-man operation was rooted in specialization. Formed in 2001, Banks Gas Services, Inc. quickly grew from one employee to nearly one hundred. Today the company is a full-fledged gas distribution contractor headquartered in the Pittsburgh area and serving gas distribution companies in ...


    By McLaughlin Group, Inc.

  • MB Crusher Game Changer for Colorado Excavating Company Passing Gradation, Saving 35 Percent

    When Avalanche Excavating, Inc. was awarded a project in April 2015 that dealt with 11 blocks of underground utilities, storm sewers, and water lines in Salida, Colorado, the company knew it would not have much room to navigate the spoils it would encounter. Both Howard Houghton III and Tabitha Hapl from Avalanche Excavating foresaw the challenges of hauling off the waste material to be ...


    By MB Crusher

  • Crystal Beach Mystery Pipeline Response - Case Study

    Global provided personnel, equipment and resources necessary to locate the source of a stain and sheen discovered offshore of the Bolivar Peninsula. A mystery pipeline was located offshore and thought to be the source of the pollutants. Specialized equipment was brought in to locate the pipeline where came ashore. Once exposed, it was the shore end was hot tapped and connected to a vac truck to ...

  • Choosing Antifreeze: Helpful Tips

    When the first autumn cold comes, many drivers face the problem of frozen water in their washer tanks. It is not a disaster, but this situation can be nasty enough, especially if one is in a hurry. Some drivers are luckier: by virtue of their vehicle design, the fluid can thaw relatively quickly, others are not that lucky, though. The second case is typical for vehicles with washer tanks located ...

  • It`s all plain sailing on the mud flats - Pipe location in the Wadden Sea using the Pellworm example - Case Study

    Mudflats - complex beauty The Wadden Sea in the North Sea with its coastal regions in Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany is the largest system of mudflats in the world. It is the natural habitat for ...


    By Hermann Sewerin GmbH

  • Some Essential Uses for Magnets

    The magnet is indispensable in our modern life. It has many uses and application. You may remember the childhood days when you are spending your whole time in pushing and pulling two magnets and enjoying the fun therein. Apart from the childhood play and fun there are various significant uses that magnets ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Utility Locating and Mapping at a Power plant case study

    An expansion was planned at a power plant in west central Florida. As part of the design build plan, all of the utilities within the proposed building footprint had to be located and mapped. There were two phases of the investigation. Utility designation was the first phase. This involved studying existing as-builts, performing site walkthroughs with plant personnel in order to ascertain a ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Utility locating at a Gasoline station case study

    As part of an Phase II Environmental Site Assessment at a gasoline station, GeoView was tasked with locating and mapping the  utilities within the boundaries of the property. The utilities included electrical lines, communication lines, PVC and metal water lines, sewer lines and fiberglass fuel lines. The property did not have any as-builts to reference. As standard procedure, GeoView ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Utility Detection and Mapping case study

    Area of Implementation : Serres, Hellas System Used - SIR-3000 (GSSI) w Antenna 270MHz (GSSI) Scope : To investigate SIR-3000 potential to detect and map utilities Method of investigation : Parallel profiles GPR Data Processing & Software Used : RADAN v.6.5 (GSSI): Boxcar Stacking, Range ...


    By Geomorph Instruments

  • Multi-Plate, a proven and versatile product

    Multi-Plate, a proven and versatile product since 1934, continues to provide cost effective reline and stream crossing solutions. Armtec has a history of striving for excellence and is proud to continue the tradition with Strata-CAT. The Corporation of Delta needed to replace existing twin Multi-Plate’s that had reached the end of their service life, which was reduced due to exposure to ...


    By Armtec

  • The invisible Threat

    Transmission problem with a toll grade communications cable and its problems' solution. Page 1 of 6 RLK & Affiliates “Telecommunication Protection Experts” Richard Knight 13101 Camino Del Norte NE Albuquerque, NM 87123-1602 Tel : 505-298-5400 Cel : 505-301-1100 Fax : 505-293-1111 Email: ...


    By RLK & Affiliates

  • An analysis of inaccuracy in pipeline construction cost estimation

    The aim of this paper is to investigate cost overrun of pipeline projects. A total of 412 pipeline projects between 1992 and 2008 have been collected, including material cost, labour cost, miscellaneous cost, right of way (ROW) cost, total cost, pipeline diameter, pipeline length, pipeline's location, and year of completion. Statistical methods are used to identify the distribution of the cost ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Historical pipeline construction cost analysis

    This study aims to provide a reference for the pipeline construction cost, by analysing individual pipeline cost components with historical pipeline cost data. Cost data of 412 pipelines recorded between 1992 and 2008 in the Oil and Gas Journal are collected and adjusted to 2008 dollars with the chemical engineering plant cost index (CEPCI). The distribution and share of these 412 pipeline cost ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Archstone, Mission Viejo, California - Case Study

    Project Name: Archstone Product: Grasspave2 reinforced grass utility access lane Application: Utility Access City: Mission Viejo ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Pikes Peak Regional Development Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado - Case study

    Project Name: Pikes Peak Regional Development Center Product: Gravelpave2  Application: Parking Lot and Fire Lane City: Colorado Springs State/Province: Colorado Install Date: March 2004 Install ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Classification and location of single line to ground faults in double circuit transmission lines using artificial neural networks

    Fault detection, classification and location from the relay end in a double circuit transmission line are challenging tasks because of mutual coupling between the two circuits. In this paper, combined unsupervised and supervised neural networks-based fault detection, classification and distance location techniques are presented for a double circuit line. This technique does not require ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Streamline your Business Accelerate Profitable Growth

    Like many decision makers in small businesses, you want to focus on growing your business but instead find yourself dealing with a flood of daily operational details, ad hoc requests for information, and nonstop competitive moves. Meeting these challenges is difficult and time-consuming. When key pieces of information reside in different systems or locations, response times can lag and create ...


    By ISB Global Limited

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