gas & oil

Gas leaks caused by work crews up 40% from last year, officials say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Channel 9 noticed a large number of gas leaks lately and after some digging confirmed a 40% increase in leaks caused by work crews. “It was actually coming into the windows it was so bad.  It was a very strong smell,” said resident Ann Marvin Griffiths. Griffiths said she was at home in …

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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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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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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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