New technology helps remotely monitor the structural health of pipelines using ultrasonic waves to provide advance warning of changes.
PG&E’s primary focus is on improving the safety of its gas operations. Currents has covered PG&E’s progress since the website was launched in early 2011.
PG&E was recognized today for earning two difficult-to-achieve international certifications, the result of the company’s commitment to transforming its gas operations and building a strong safety culture. PG&E “has made the most progress in the last two years of any business I’ve worked in,” said a representative from Lloyd’s Register, which issued the certifications.
PG&E is working with a new, cutting-edge technology that will look for corrosion or dents on the outside of gas pipelines. As this video story shows, the 3D Toolbox is as easy to use as a digital camera.
PG&E expects to complete work on a natural gas pipeline replacement project in June, modernizing the system and increasing service reliability in Davis.
VIDEO: Innovative Gas Leak Detection Technology Combined with Super Crews Result in Improved Safety, Efficiency
A PG&E pilot project capitalizes on an innovative leak-detection tool and mobilizes large numbers of PG&E gas workers concentrating on repairs in a specific area. As this video shows, the pilot project has been a success.
PG&E will begin work next week to install a new natural gas line along The Esplanade between Independence Circle and West Shasta Avenue in Chico. Work will continue through mid-June.
At Concord’s Buchanan Airport, David Wood and a flight crew inspect their gear and review their plan before taking off in a Bell Long Ranger helicopter. Their mission: Protect natural gas transmission pipelines in the Central Valley.
PG&E will host an open house on Thursday (April 17) in San Jose to talk to residents about a distribution pipeline replacement project that begins this week.
April is National Safe Digging Month, and PG&E will be hosting booths at Home Depot stores in San Jose, Emeryville and Modest to remind customers about the importance of calling 8-1-1 before starting any digging project.
PG&E will host open houses this week in Yuba City and Salinas to talk to residents about upcoming hydrostatic pressure testing.
Stopping homeowners and excavators from accidentally digging into natural gas pipelines is a major part of PG&E’s pipeline safety efforts, utility President Chris Johns said at a national excavation safety conference in Phoenix.
PG&E will host an open house on Thursday (March 13) in Mountain View to talk to residents about an upcoming transmission pipeline replacement project.
PG&E has joined with others to develop a robot prototype that will enhance the companies’ ability to visually inspect natural gas pipelines for signs of corrosion, while minimizing lengthy constructions digs.
Using 2x4s, sand and dirt, a group of PG&E gas workers, in coordination with the company’s Grassroots Safety Team, built planter boxes that allow them to practice pipe squeezing, an important safety technique during a gas leak. And learning how to do this in a simulated situation better prepares the workers when a real leak occurs.
Using a new tool created just for this purpose, PG&E has begun the inline inspection of a natural gas pipeline that extends up the San Francisco Peninsula. A so-called “smart pig,” the device was launched from the Milpitas Terminal this morning.