Day: March 4, 2020

Piedmont Natural Gas system operating safely after tornado destroys parts of Nashville and …

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Piedmont Natural Gas today said its pipeline system in Tennessee is operating safely and normally, despite extensive tornado damage to Nashville and surrounding areas. Piedmont has been working closely with customers who have damaged property. “Immediately after the tornado passed through, we quickly mobilized crews to respond to customer calls…Read More

Light Brigade Launches Online Fiber Safety Training

KENT, WA — Light Brigade, a provider of fiber optic training, launched a new online safety course: “More Than Just Lasers – A Guide to Practical Fiber Optic Safety”. The course examines fiber specific safety concerns like working with sharp glass fibers, harsh chemicals in cleaners, adhesives, and the tools used for preparing cables. Students will …

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Crews working on gas line break in West Bountiful

WEST BOUNTIFUL, Utah (ABC4 News) – Crews are currently on scene working on a gas line break in West Bountiful Wednesday afternoon. According to a tweet by South Davis Metro Fire, the break happened around 12 p.m. at 800 West 1400 North. Police, Fire officials and crews from Dominion Energy are currently on scene. 800 …

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Undetected cracks blamed for Enbridge gas pipeline blast in BC in 2018

CALGARY — A delayed inspection and a failure to predict how fast cracks could develop from corrosion are cited in a report describing the cause of an explosion and fire in an Enbridge Inc. natural gas pipeline northeast of Prince George, B.C., in October 2018. No one was injured in the incident but 125 people in a …

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Pipeline explosion near Prince George might have been prevented by more frequent inspection: TSB

A fiery pipeline explosion near Prince George, B.C., happened after the line’s operator improperly delayed a scheduled hazard management inspection, an investigation by the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has found. The explosion in 2018 was caused by stress cracks in the pipe, according to the TSB’s report. The blast sparked…Read More

API issues new pipeline standard to increase worker safety

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has issued a new standard for pipeline inspectors to enhance safety and sustainability during pipeline construction. “The new inspection standard demonstrates the industry’s commitment to building energy infrastructure that is safe and environmentally protective,” Global Industry Services Senior Vice President Debra Phillips said…Read More