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Where Is a Natural Gas Pipeline Likely to Leak?

Posted by Edward Dill on Aug 7, 2017 10:12:48 AM

Natural gas pipelines get a lot of press when leaks occur, but they’re actually one of the safest methods of transporting energy in use today. Gas leaks can happen for any number of reasons, most of which are entirely preventable with regular maintenance and diligent inspections of pipeline structures.

Aptus works with utility companies, DOTs, and many other organizations to ensure natural gas pipelines attached to bridges are safe and leak-free. With over two decades of experience, where have we found gas pipelines most likely to leak?

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Topics: Natural Gas, Bridge Pipelines

4 Ways to Prevent Natural Gas Leaks in Bridge Piping

Posted by Edward Dill on Aug 1, 2017 9:10:00 AM

Natural gas leaks are a big problem. With over 300,000 miles of natural gas pipeline in the U.S. alone, it’s more important than ever that gas leaks be prevented for both people and the planet. At Aptus, we specialize in natural gas pipeline installation and maintenance along bridges; what are our best suggestions for preventing leaks that emanate from bridge-attached pipelines?

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Topics: Pipeline Design, Natural Gas, Bridge Pipelines

5 States Leading the Charge in Transportation Infrastructure

Posted by Edward Dill on Jul 26, 2017 10:04:00 AM

Transportation infrastructure is a huge challenge in the U.S. The federal government is in the process of evaluating the country’s most pressing infrastructure needs, but for the most part, states are responsible for managing their own infrastructure in-house. Some states take the issue more seriously than others; here are the states leading the charge in terms of innovative, forward-thinking transportation spending.

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Topics: Infrastructure

What Does the Natural Gas Pipeline Replacement Process Look Like?

Posted by Edward Dill on Jul 19, 2017 10:13:00 AM

Across the country, natural gas pipelines are in need of replacement. Gas pipelines are some of the most vulnerable components of American infrastructure, and many in-use pipelines in the U.S. are 40, 50, 60 years old - or older.

Aptus Group specializes in the replacement of natural gas pipelines attached to bridge structures throughout the U.S. We’ve worked on well over 2,300 bridges to ensure the attached utilities are safe, functional, and efficient. We have spent decades honing our process and are proud to be one of the most well-known names in natural gas pipeline replacement. Here’s what our process looks like.

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Natural Gas, Bridge Pipelines

A Look at America's Aging Natural Gas Pipeline Problem

Posted by Edward Dill on Jul 12, 2017 10:29:00 AM

America’s vast network of aging natural gas pipelines are one of the biggest infrastructure problems facing this country. There are over 2.4 million miles of natural gas pipelines in the U.S. which supply gas to nearly 200,000,000 Americans. So, what’s the issue?

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Safety, Pipeline Design

How Does Aptus Design Bridge Pipelines?

Posted by Edward Dill on Jul 4, 2017 10:06:00 AM

Aptus is a turnkey bridge utilities installation service. That means our team of knowledgeable professionals provides “soup-to-nuts” service, from engineering to procurement all the way through the construction process. With decades of experience on more than 2,300 bridge projects, we’re your one-stop-shop for bridge utility projects. What is our involvement in bridge pipeline design?

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Pipeline Design

Market Spotlight: Departments of Transportation

Posted by Edward Dill on Jun 26, 2017 9:14:00 AM

The Aptus roster of clients is incredibly varied. We work with a variety of organizations in telecom, security, and municipal utilities, but one of our primary market segments has always been departments of transportation.

The national DOT is responsible for over 4,000,000 miles of highway and millions of miles of public-facing utility pipelines such as those for natural gas and oil. How does Aptus work in tandem with these organizations and what is our value-add?

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Infrastructure, DOTs

3 Reasons to Build Your Career With Aptus

Posted by Edward Dill on Jun 20, 2017 10:08:00 AM

Aptus is the leader in bridge-attached utilities. We’re always looking for motivated professionals to join one of our North American teams… are you a fit for our team?

We strive to offer the kind of workplace we’d want to work in. Here are three reasons you should consider whether it’s time to Go Aptus.

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Topics: Aptus Group

What Civil Engineers Should Know About Bridge Utilities Inspections

Posted by Edward Dill on Jun 14, 2017 9:14:00 AM

Civil engineers face the difficult task of maintaining and updating America’s bridges. Oftentimes, engineers bring in consultants and specialists to ensure specific functionalities are in working order. This is particularly true among high-profile public works like dams, canals, and bridges.

The team at Aptus is often called in by civil engineers to ensure bridge utilities are safe, functional, and up-to-code. What should engineers know about these inspections?

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Topics: Inspections

How New Conduit Materials Keep Bridge Utilities Safe

Posted by Edward Dill on Jun 6, 2017 10:38:00 AM

Conduits are one of the most elemental components of bridge utility installation. They protect the various substances, wires, and cables threaded across bridge systems, bringing much-needed utilities to thousands of people safely and efficiently. New materials are changing the way conduits are implemented and maintained for the better.

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Safety