Programmed route markers increase efficiency, safety

New buried identification marker technology offers potential improvements in oil and gas pipeline-maintenance efficiency and reduction of the likelihood of accidental damage and associated safety hazards.Electronic marking, locating, and identifying of systems used by telephone companies, power companies, water and sewer utilities, and cable companies can also protect underground gas and oil pipelines in urban and rural settings by marking road crossings and important buried features such as valves, stubs, and turn points.The US natural gas infrastructure includes about 1.4 million miles of underground pipeline. US Office of Pipeline Safety records show that during the first 6 months of 2...

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