Addressing Risks with Our Safety Approach
Pro-Pipe provides a comprehensive cross bore inspection program for utility owners — primarily natural gas energy providers — to eliminate the risks presented by new or replacement utility lines that are horizontally drilled through existing wastewater infrastructure. Gas line cross bore conflicts are especially dangerous as they can be easily breached during routine sewer cleaning, potentially resulting in an explosive situation.
Any trenchless replacement project presents a risk. Conflicts can exist between both mains and service connections for crossing lines. Older inspection efforts and poor record-keeping techniques have created a significant, national concern over public safety regarding utility lines installed using horizontal drilling methods that date back several decades.
This large-scale question over historic pipeline safety has resulted in what the industry refers to as “legacy” projects. To prevent the risk of contributing to the legacy of unsafe cross bores, a complete inspection and data record management process is necessary when undertaking current construction projects.
Pro-Pipe Is Essential for Legacy Projects
Why do our clients trust Pro-Pipe when undertaking legacy projects? Pro-Pipe has created a unique and comprehensive approach to current construction efforts and legacy projects. To provide the safety assurance that utility companies need, Pro-Pipe utilizes the latest robotic lateral launch systems to inspect sewer mains and services from the sewer manhole in the street. This provides a quick and thorough examination of the main, each connection and the service lateral up to the foundation of the structure, without entering private property.