Day: October 3, 2019

Norfolk Fire-Rescue responds to 2 natural gas leaks at opposite sides of city

NORFOLK, Va. – Units from Norfolk Fire-Rescue responded to two natural gas leaks in the city Thursday afternoon. According to the department, the gas leaks were at opposite sides of the city, with one at Pleasant Avenue and 22nd Bay Street and the other in the 7660 block of Maury Arch. Both leaks were caused …

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How distributed temperature sensing can be used for gas leak detection

Not only are gas leaks costly, they’re also potentially dangerous. Thus, an accurate and reliable gas leak-detection system is essential for any operation handling gases. There are many methods of leak detection, but different situations can call for different technologies. One of those methods is distributed temperature sensing (DTS) leak detection. To help its members …

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Black Rock Harbor sewage spills to last decades after infrastructure upgrades

At the most inland tip are Santa Energy’s oil tanks. On the east side stretch asphalt runways at Pratt & Whitney’s test airport and a city landfill. On the west side stand O & G Industries sand and stone yard, an empty industrial building, a city landfill, a trash-to-energy plant, the regional aquaculture high school, …

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Richmond elementary school evacuated after reported gas leak

RICHMOND, Va. – Bellevue Elementary School was evacuated Thursday morning after a reported gas leak, Richmond Public Schools confirmed to CBS 6. Richmond Fire responded to the school and treated 10 staff members on the scene who were complaining of feeling ill. There is no word if any students were checked out. No one was …

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The Department of Water and Sewage of Americana to Deploy Itron Solution to Prevent Water Loss

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, will deploy its water management system for the Department of Water and Sewage (DAE) of Americana in São Paulo, Brazil to reduce water loss and improve visibility into its water system. Responsible for 80,000 water and …

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More must be done to prevent damaging and costly spills

Spills pose a real risk to businesses. Not only could they cause significant damage to premises, wildlife and the surrounding environment, they can pose a threat to the safety and health of employees and nearby residents. Recent figures from Ecospill reveal that over 70% of businesses are not fully prepared for a spill, while the …

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Residents return home after leak reminiscent of gas disaster

The remaining residents evacuated from their homes after a gas leak in South Lawrence early Friday morning were allowed to return home on Saturday, as Columbia Gas was going door-to-door restoring service. Noting “substantial progress” was made since the early-morning incident Friday, Columbia Gas president Mark Kempic encouraged the residents and business people to return …

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