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Installing Utilities Piping in Tunnels: 4 Things to Consider

Posted by Edward Dill on May 21, 2018 9:02:00 AM

 

For bridge piping experts, tunnels present a unique set of challenges. The working conditions inside tunnels can be quite cramped, and many tunnels in the U.S. are ageing in place rapidly along with their existing utilities.

It’s not uncommon for tunnels’ utility piping to be completely replaced after decades of use, or for utilities to just now be installed inside tunnels for the first time. As advanced telecommunications become more widespread, some tunnels now act as support structures for important utilities such as carbon fiber cabling.

When installing utilities piping in tunnels, which considerations are the most important?

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Topics: Utility Pipelines, Piping, Tunnels

3 Ways to Prevent Bridge Piping Ruptures Before They Happen

Posted by Edward Dill on Feb 20, 2018 9:02:00 AM

Ruptures are one of the most pressing issues facing America’s bridge-attached pipelines, and they’re more common than you think. Sensitive utilities such as gas and water are susceptible to rupture for myriad reasons including inclement weather, deferred maintenance, and even accidental puncture.

The good news is, most bridge pipeline ruptures are totally preventable. Aptus is an industry leader in repairing bridge-attached utilities when they rupture, but we have a vested interest in preventing these kinds of issues from happening in the first place. Here are three ways we’ve proven can stop bridge piping ruptures before they start.

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Topics: Bridge Piping, Bridge Maintenance, Piping, Bridge Utilities

How to Prepare Bridge Utilities Piping for Natural Disasters

Posted by Edward Dill on Sep 13, 2017 9:03:00 AM



Natural disasters can be devastating, and they often hit public-facing utilities particularly hard. Utility pipelines are vulnerable to damage from a wide variety of weather, from torrential rains to heavy winds to ice storms.

At Aptus, we install and maintain utility piping on thousands of bridges across the U.S. It’s our job to know when pipelines are susceptible to external forces; natural disasters can leave thousands of civilians and dozens of miles of pipeline in trouble. How can bridge-attached utilities better prepare for natural disasters?

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Piping, Natural Disasters