Cross Bore Inspection

Utility Owners Throughout the Nation Rely on Pro-Pipe

Premier Gas Pipeline Inspection Company

Pro-Pipe offers the nation’s leading cross bore programs for utility owners. In addition to complete gas pipeline inspections that help prevent deadly explosions, our comprehensive data collection can mitigate risk by providing backup records in the event of a disaster. All records are maintained via cloud data management software that is accessible at any time, from any place.

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.

The Importance of Record Keeping

Record keeping is a fundamental element of a successful cross bore program. Pro-Pipe provides a quality data management process by building a GIS-based library of events as cross bore programs progress. This data management process includes the ability to track production, isolate inconclusive inspections for further review, and date-stamp final cleared locations.

Pro-Pipe utilizes cloud technologies to link inspection data (including videos and GPS observations) to GIS-based mapping systems, which results in a comprehensive, date-stamped library vetted by a highly experienced quality-control team. The client is capable to have full viewer-only access to the GIS mapping software via customer log-in provided by Pro-Pipe Successful data management answers the questions of how and when, while allowing future generations to access quality data.

Municipal Systems and Private Property

Pro-Pipe’s extensive experience in municipal wastewater pipeline service enables us to gain permitted access to the municipal system. Additionally, when unique circumstances require access to private property, Pro-Pipe operates a dispatch center 24/7 that coordinates all field activity. Utilizing a GPS/GIS-based approach to real-time project tracking with a cloud-based data management system, the high level of integrity of Pro-Pipe’s cross bore inspections ensures user-friendly access to inspection data for the next generation.

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