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?