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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: Piping, Utility Pipelines, Tunnels

5 Causes of Pipeline Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Posted by Edward Dill on Sep 19, 2017 9:40:00 AM



Utility pipelines are prolific. Here in the United States alone there are over 2,400,000 miles of energy pipelines stretched across the country, connecting regional areas and bringing much-needed utilities like oil and gas to citizens.

Every year anywhere from 15-30 significant pipeline failures occur, some resulting in serious injury or death. Even in the least destructive scenarios, utilities can be down for days and even weeks before full repair is completed. At Aptus, we specialize in preventing pipeline accidents on bridges before they happen. What causes them, and what can we do to lower the risk of pipeline failure?

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Topics: Aptus Group, Utility Pipelines