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Rhino Markers Live! November 2020 Roundtable

The CGA recently released a White Paper that shines some light on problems facing the industries we serve. After surveying more than 400 locate technicians, performing in-depth interviews with industry managers and decision-makers, and analyzing the recently released 2019 DIRT report, there are some clear conclusions that can be drawn: The volume and variability of …

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Problems with Utility Locating and How to Address Issues

The CGA recently released a White Paper that shines some light on problems facing the industries we serve. After surveying more than 400 locate technicians, performing in-depth interviews with industry managers and decision-makers, and analyzing the recently released 2019 DIRT report, there are some clear conclusions that can be drawn: The volume and variability of …

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Using TriViews increases visibility and reduces costs

Pipeline and cable route markers are meant to be seen – Their visibility is their strength.  Different marker styles achieve that visibility in different ways and to different level of success. When writing specifications for markers, you can save time and better protect buried facilities by choosing a marker that can be seen from all …

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Pipeline Marker Maintenance and Replacement Process

Pipeline Marker Maintenance and Replacement Process [Project Name] [Your Name] Introduction XXXX has defined requirements for materials, installation methods, and placement of permanent pipeline markers along the ROW.  These markers are intended to provide a warning to potential excavators of the presence and approximate location of the pipeline.  They are also used to communicate contents …

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Preparing for Hurricanes and Preventing Damage to Buried Lines

This blog was originally posted in our 2019 August Electric industry newsletter.  We are in the middle of hurricane season, and NOAA updated their Atlantic forecast.  If predictions are right, we could see 10-17 named storms and 2-4 major hurricanes. In the Carolinas several electric utilities have been increasingly undergrounding their lines to reduce the …

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New Pipeline Safety Rules at PHMSA, TRRC, COGC, & PAPUC

This blog was initially posted in our August 2019 Gas & Oil industry newsletter. New pipeline regulations continue to move forward at PHMSA as the Senate Commerce committee advanced the reauthorization of the Pipeline Safety Act.  The new rules will address over-pressurization and change professional engineering requirements.  The new Transmission, Liquids, and Gathering regulations are …

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