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Reduct As-built data
Feb 14, 2024

Reduct As-Built Check Services

by Reduct     The most cost-effective way for utilities to ensure independent, consistent and accurate as-built data for trenched and trenchless network infrastructure.   The as-built accuracy dilemma   Accurate as-built maps are essential for the safety and integrity of underground utility networks. When awarding new network installation projects to contractors, utilities expect or …

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Feb 21, 2023

Reduct Case Study – Steel pipe bend radius verification (1000xD Rule)

by Reduct Pipe Material: Steel Pipe Size: 12.7″ OD Pipe Length:  427′ Pipe Depth: 15′ Product:   When installing pressurized steel pipes, the long-term integrity of the pipe is paramount. Wall thickness and bend specifications typically follow industry ‘rules of thumb’. The 1000xD rule for steel pipe HDD installations is one of them. This rule …

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Feb 14, 2023

Reduct Case Study – Beware of Straight-line HDD As-built Data in Your GIS platform

by Reduct Pipe Material: HDPE Pipe Size: 1.5″ ID Pipe Length:  1,416′ Pipe Depth: 45′ Product:     A telecom utility was requested to provide duct depth information to the waterway authorities ahead of a planned deepening of the canal that the duct crosses. The utility owner realized that for this particular HDD crossing, the …

Reduct 3D pipeline mapping
Feb 7, 2023

Features and Benefits of 3D Gyroscopic Pipeline Mapping

by Reduct   What is Gyroscopic Pipeline Mapping?   Gyroscopic pipeline mapping is a technique used within the utility pipeline construction and survey sectors to provide 3D geographical information on underground utility pipes and ducts.   As an autonomous Orientation Measurement Unit (OMU) passes through a pipe or duct, a range of inertial sensors captures …

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Jul 6, 2022

ZEVAC: Starting Points for Local Distribution Companies

by ZEVAC     Getting started guide to fleet selection and starting ZEVAC® implementations   INTRODUCTION: What is ZEVAC & How it works   ZEVAC® stands for Zero Emission Vacuum And Compressor. ZEVAC® comes in various form factors and sizes and has been used by natural gas operators and contractors to perform a myriad of …

Jun 14, 2022

Pipeline Pigging: Best Practices to Minimize and Eliminate Gas Venting

by ZEVAC     Introduction   As aggressive exploration projects around the world uncover new hydrocarbon sources, the demand increases for more pipeline development. However, pipeline operators are under severe financial and social pressure to avoid incidents that cause commodity releases. This means that safe practices must be enforced and that industrial-strength prevention, detection, and …

Vaetrix timed test mode
May 4, 2022

Timed Test Mode for the Vaetrix ETG Series

by Jason Dewar, Vaetrix   What is Timed Test Mode?       Timed Test Mode is a new Main Menu Option added to our firmware which allows the customer to pre-set the period of time they want the gauge to record prior to beginning their test. Prior to the start of their test, the …

Vaetrix ETG series
Apr 21, 2022

Pressure Relief Valve Testing

by Jason Dewar, Vaetrix   A pressure relief valve (PRV) is a safety device used on pressure vessels, boilers, or integrated in process control systems to prevent damage due to excessive pressure. When a pressure exceeds a preset limit, the valve opens to relieve some of the gas, vapor, liquid, or steam, the pressure then …

Vaetrix pressure testing
Apr 14, 2022

Pneumatic Pressure Testing – Data Logging with Vaetrix ETG Bluetooth

by Jason Dewar, Vaetrix   Pressure testing is the practice of subjecting pipes or pipeline systems to pressure above operating pressure to confirm the integrity of pipes and fittings that make up the system. The concept is to pinpoint any weaknesses before something goes wrong. For most low-pressure gas lines, the preferred test medium is …

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Feb 4, 2022

PHMSA Updates Operator Qualification (OQ) FAQs

  The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has updated their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for pipeline operator qualification (OQ) requirements. This update clarifies the federal pipeline safety regulations for OQ located in 49 CFR part 192, subpart N, and 49 CFR part 195, subpart G and replaces outdated or irrelevant FAQs.   The FAQ’s …