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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

April 23, 2014 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Trenching

Now that we have discussed the different types of soil that OSHA recognizes, let's talk about how to test to determine these different soil types. When preparing trenching activities the three most common methods to test a construction site's soils are: a visual test, a plasticity test, the pocket penetrometer test. Testing soil is an important element in preventing trenches from collapsing.

First, a Visual Test is a purely qualitative evaluation of the condition in and around the entire pipeline construction jobsite. Here one looks at the soil being excavated as well as the soil next to the construction site. If the soil is in clumps, it is cohesive. Otherwise, it may be considered granular it if appears to be course-grained, gravel or sand-like. Signs of vibrations are checked, for i.e. crack-line openings along certain zones that would indicate tension cracks, or any existing utilities that indicate that the soil has been previously disturbed. Also, the exposed sides of the excavations are looked at for any layered geologic structuring. Any stresses, deformations and water intrusion should also be quickly taken into account and remedied accordingly, as these can cause trench failure.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

January 31, 2014 | Comments: 0

California Contractors

There is a lot of construction happening in California right now. California highways, such as the famous Interstate 405 "Carmageddon" that began in 2011, and now, just into this New Year "'Jamzilla' is coming," marking the start of another construction shut down on the same highway. Meanwhile, other roads and bridges are being torn down, repaired, widened, or seismically reinforced. Old buildings are being remodeled or demolished altogether for new retail space and new homes are being built by the "tract"-load with developers pushing grand openings for completion by this Spring, known as the busiest time for the house buying market.

2013 marked the start of a pretty good year for us since the recent recession. But to get where we wanted and needed to go, we had to take a good look at our pipeline and determine what needed to change if we were going to get through it.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

August 30, 2013 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Training

You might be asking yourself, "So how did that pipeline training with Western Water Works and Kana Pipeline Student Apprentices go earlier last month anyway?" July 1st was "Graduation Day" - after two hot, intensive, but fun weeks spent mostly outdoors, at Western Water Works facility in Chino, CA.

Students, including a few from other pipeline construction companies came, joined in and learned the ins and outs of underground pipeline installation - sewer, water pipeline and storm drainage systems, as part of the first ever, "Waterworks 101" pipeline training course.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

July 31, 2012 | Comments: 0

Sewer Pipeline

Sewer pipeline is probably one of the oldest types of pipeline systems in existence. Usage of this type of pipeline has been traced back to thousands of centuries. Archaeological excavations have unearthed many such systems made of orange colored clay such as that of timeless pottery pieces. Today, this same orange colored clay pipe material is still the most commonly used for sewage related pipeline construction. This is because of its ability to withstand disintegration from strong acids such as those in harsh chemicals and other liquid pollutants that would otherwise eat through any other type of pipe material.

Originally, these sewer pipe systems were used to irrigate crops using gravity-fed water from local rivers. Not all pipes were cast in a circular shape. In fact, some pipes were cast into a square shapes, with the top part of the pipe open and exposed. These pipes were used to carry away human waste product.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

December 01, 2011 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Sewer Construction Companies

Pipeline construction companies have large responsibilities to developers, general contractors, engineers, public utility agencies and to the general public. In pipeline construction, to construct is to install. From fresh running potable water to draining storm water drainage systems, modern-day society as we now know it simply would not be the same without critical pipeline work to make it all happen. Like trucking is to logistics, pipelines are critical to our industrialized living. This is where pipeline construction companies come into play.

A quality wet utility pipeline construction company, for example, installs wet utility pipeline systems so that they function correctly, as planned, meeting the needs of growing industrialized societies. Civil Engineers draw sewer, water and storm drainage pipeline routing plans that pipeline construction companies must follow to ensure properly working systems. These systems designed by Civil Engineers often involve multiple mathematical computations to ensure pipeline designs work and meet the specific needs of any given community, whether residential, commercial, industrial or institutional.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

September 15, 2011 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Companies

Pipeline companies are the driving force behind the installation and maintenance of pipeline networks that crisscross the country. Americans rely on pipelines to provide fuel for their homes and automobiles; have uninterrupted telephone and cable services; acquire fresh water for drinking and bathing; and for sanitary hygiene provided by indoor plumbing.

Pipeline companies install pipes and utility systems in several venues ranging from residential to municipal. Projects can consist of water pipelines, sewer pipelines, fireline, storm drainage systems, communications and electrical conduit systems, natural gas pipelines, or petroleum pipelines used to transfer gas and oil to refineries.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

April 29, 2011 | Comments: 2

Pipeline Pricing

Pipeline pricing affects the pipeline construction industry's bottom line. Recently, a major resin supplier to the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe industry declared "force majeure." This is an unexpected and disruptive event, such as an act of God, inevitable accident or unavoidable casualty that may operate to excuse a party from a contract. Recently, such an instance adversely affected material availability for plastic pipeline production, causing increasing pricing in pipe materials because this resin is a key component used for making sewer, water pipeline and storm drainage system PVC-specific pipelines and to some extent, high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipelines.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

March 30, 2011 | Comments: 0

Sewer Maintenance

Sewer systems are sensitive creatures which are why maintaining them is so important. If sewer pipelines are not well maintained, they can cause foul odors throughout neighborhoods. This may be a good indication that sewers may be backing up. Sewer pipeline systems should be maintained regularly, cleaned as necessary or simply improved upon with newer and oftentimes larger diameter pipelines in order to withstand more usage, as new residential, commercial and industrial areas become developed.

Sewer pipeline maintenance and improvements will help avoid potential disasters such as those which may result in major "prohibited discharge" violations associated with the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) . That is why it's imperative to have a functioning sewer system that runs as smooth as possible. This also means that preventive efforts need to be shared for both the home owner and the City or Sanitary District responsible for the sewer pipeline upkeep.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

January 31, 2011 | Comments: 0

Water Pipeline

Water pipeline construction is an important component of underground pipeline utility construction. There are three main types of water pipeline systems typically installed in any new public or private construction project: domestic, fire and reclaimed water pipeline. As we all know, water is a precious resource that serves many functions and must meet stringent installation guidelines, and comply with other health and safety code regulations.

Domestic water pipeline is used inside your home, office or institution and is intended for consumption and contact with the body. This water has gone through a series of tests to ensure that it is safe for human consumption. It is also used for dishwashing, clothes washing and toilets on a regular basis. Construction pipeline companies carefully install these domestic water pipeline systems using several testing procedures; i.e. they test for leaks by conducting a pressure test and test for the absence of e-coli and other bacteria. Domestic water is brought from wells and reservoirs through water pipelines to the water agencies and then pumped to your community through local water pipeline mains. Water agencies continually test their water for purification.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

December 31, 2010 | Comments: 0

Fireline Underground

Fireline is a non-potable water system typically designed for private commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects with demand for fire protection. A fireline system is different from a potable system in that the water is not circulating. It is only used when needed to fight fire. In a general overview of the various components that make up an underground fireline system, you will notice that they are similar to each other, regardless of the type of market demand.

The private portions of fireline installations are installed using a combination of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and local county, city and/or agency standards. Contractors are usually required to have the correct license(s) to install fireline systems. Underground pipeline contractors install underground fireline pipeline to bring the fireline system into a building or above-ground structure. Respectively, fireline sprinkler contractors generally design and do fireline related pipeline work above ground, inside the building or structure.

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