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This is the Best Conduit Material for Natural Gas Pipelines

Posted by Edward Dill on Sep 5, 2017 9:10:00 AM

Natural gas pipeline systems are incredibly complex. In addition to withstanding the changing pressure and flow of vaporized gas, pipelines must be weather resistant and require little maintenance. Regardless of installation, gas pipelines are notoriously difficult to inspect and maintain and thus must be made of the most durable materials available.

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Topics: Pipeline Design, Natural Gas, Bridge Pipelines

The Future of Natural Gas in America

Posted by Edward Dill on Aug 17, 2017 9:31:00 AM

According to almost any energy scientist, natural gas is the “future of energy” in the U.S.A. Natural gas recently overtook coal as America’s number one source of electricity; market share is already shifting dramatically in nearly every city, state, and region in the country.

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Topics: Natural Gas

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

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