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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

December 31, 2015 | Comments: 0

Golden Gate Partnership and Construction Safety

We know that construction has come a long way, oftentimes with its safety counterpart following slowly behind. It was just in the 1930's that hard hats were mandated by construction workers themselves who were building the Hoover Dam - the first project in history to require hard hats.

To recap the construction safety progress we have made in our pipeline this year, we wanted to share with our readership a little bit about what exactly is the Golden Gate Partnership Recognition by Cal/OSHA-? We were fortunate to have received six in 2015. Read all about it in our Press Release!

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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.

March 31, 2014 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Trench Shoring

Bracing the walls of a pipeline trench to prevent collapse is what trench shoring is all about. Shoring trenches is a large part of pipeline construction. As such, shoring safely is one of the most important components of excavation. Why? According to OSHA, trenching is one of the most dangerous types of construction work, causing over 40 deaths per year and seriously injuring many more, in what could otherwise be preventable situations.

So what can be done to avoid becoming part of this unfortunate construction statistic from lack of, or poor trench shoring techniques? First and foremost, one must be competent to know and recognize the different types of soil (also known as dirt, loam, earth, dust or mud) prevalent throughout new construction sites, especially in Southern California.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

March 26, 2012 | Comments: 0

Sewer Main Contractors

Sewer main contractors perform a myriad of jobs related to private and public sewer systems. Due to the fact that sewer pipes can cause substantial damage if improperly installed or accidentally damaged, contractors undergo substantial training prior to working at construction sites.

Any time a person hires sewer main contractors they need to make certain that contractors are licensed, certified, and hold required work permits and insurance coverage. Additionally, it's important to work with experienced contractors that are familiar with the specific type of installation processes.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

March 19, 2012 | Comments: 0

Water Main Contractors

Water main contractors take care of everything from repairing broken sewer lines to installing water and sewer mains. The majority of water pipes are placed underground, so when pipes burst there can still be substantial amount of flooding that rises above ground.

Due to the complexities of systems, water main contractors must receive adequate training to ensure they remain in compliance with EPA regulations. Additionally, contractors go through OSHA and HAZMAT training and must be licensed prior to installing or repairing water pipeline and mains.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

March 12, 2012 | Comments: 2

Sewer Contractor

Hiring a sewer contractor is necessary whenever a sewer system has to be installed, fixed, or cleaned out. Due to the fact that sewer systems have untreated waste and environmental toxins, systems must be cleaned and repaired by skilled technicians. Otherwise, wastewater and pollutants could be released into the environment.

When employing the services of a sewer contractor it is essential to work with reputable companies that employ licensed contractors. Any contractor that works on sewer lines needs to have appropriate business licenses, liability and workman's comp insurance, and state and county work permits.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

February 28, 2012

Storm Drain Contractors

Storm drain contractors are involved with the installation process of subsurface pipes. These systems are necessary for redirecting water flow to reduce the risk of flooding in residential communities, along interstate systems, and surface areas such as parking lots and sidewalks.

Using the services of storm drain contractors is required with all types of pipeline construction jobs including municipal, institutional, industrial, commercial, and residential. Storm drainage systems are crucial for getting rid of storm water runoff that collects on ground surfaces and could result in flooding.

Storm drainage systems are comprised of catch basins and inlets that are strategically placed along curbs, roads, and sidewalks to redirect storm water runoff to subsurface pipes. These pipes transport excess water to an outfall opening so that water can be discharged into open bodies of water like rivers and oceans.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

February 07, 2012 | Comments: 0

Fireline Contractors

Fireline contractors play an important part when it comes to public safety. This type of pipeline construction involves installing water pipes that connect to fire hydrants and indoor sprinkler systems. It also pertains to carefully inspecting pipes to ensure they are in good working order and free from defects that could reduce water pressure or cause accidental flooding.

Due to the nature of the work, fireline contractors require a significant amount of training before they become licensed. Most states require laborers to work as an apprentice under the tutelage of a licensed contractor.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

February 06, 2012 | Comments: 0

Wet Utility Contractors

Wet utility contractors are involved with many jobs related to subsurface pipeline. In addition to installing new sewer and water pipes and storm drainage systems, contractors also repair or remove pipes; prepare worksites for demolition work; and restore jobsites once pipeline work is completed.

Wet utility contractors also are involved with installation and repair of municipal water treatment systems, steel tanks, and pre-cast pump houses along with updating deteriorating freshwater pipelines.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

October 03, 2011

Subsurface Utility Engineering SUE

Subsurface utility engineering SUE refers to a practice that utilizes different types of tools to identify the location and condition of subsurface pipelines. Acquiring accurate data is essential for helping pipeline companies minimize jobsite dangers and work delays.

The process of subsurface utility engineering SUE was developed in early 90s and was primarily used by the Federal Highway Administration. Today, it is an industry standard utilized for nearly all types of pipeline construction including water pipes, sewer systems, and storm water drainage systems.

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