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Water and Sewer Contracting Company Talks about Storm Drainage Systems, Water Pipelines and Subsurface Utility Engineering.

Kana Pipeline, Inc.

October 04, 2011 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Construction Contractors

Pipeline construction contractors are responsible for installing, repairing, and replacing pipelines used to convey water, fuel, and petroleum-based products. Contractors are also charged with maintaining utility pipelines used to protect fiber optic cables and phone lines, along with sewer pipes and storm water drainage systems.

Pipeline construction contractors
handle most facets of the construction process including trenching, pipe installation, backfilling, paving, and land restoration. Contractors are also in charge of managing the process of applying protective coatings to pipes in order to prevent corrosion.

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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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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

October 02, 2011 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Contractors

Pipeline contractors utilize a variety of techniques to install subsurface pipeline systems. The type of pipes used depends upon the construction project. Gas and oil pipelines are entirely different than sewer and water pipelines, although installation processes are sometimes similar.

Pipeline contractors oversee the installation of new pipelines from start to finish. Once a design is provided, subsurface utility engineering is used to locate existing utilities and pipelines. Afterward, the land is prepared by removing rocks, boulders, shrubbery, trees, and other types of landscaping or building materials.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

September 30, 2011 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Construction

Pipeline construction is an integral process that involves pre-construction planning, the actual construction phase, and post-construction. Each phase requires a dedicated team of highly trained employees including engineers, construction workers, general contractors, and project managers.

The planning phase of pipeline construction involves working with engineers to design the system. Multiple decisions must be made to ensure the project will not have negative impacts on the environment or community. The pipeline project planning team will need to acquire permits, secure easement rights, meet local, state, and federal requirements, and obtain project proposals from various pipeline construction companies.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

September 29, 2011 | Comments: 0

Sewer Contractors

Sewer contractors are charged with the task of installing, repairing, and maintaining sewer pipeline. This field requires special training to comply with Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Improper installation or repair could result in the release of environmental toxins and sewage into communities and rural areas.

Sewer contractors tend to specialize in one specific field, such as residential, commercial, or public works, but might possess experience in all realms. Sewer pipeline contractors have to be licensed and insured and acquire proper permits prior to commencing with work.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

September 20, 2011 | Comments: 0

Subsurface Utility Engineering Companies

Subsurface utility engineering (SUE) companies are in charge of duties associated with utility design and potholing, mapping, locating, coordination, and condition assessment. SUE allows contractors to locate existing subsurface utilities and avoid pipeline utility conflicts.

Working with subsurface utility engineering companies, such as Kana Pipeline, can reduce project costs and minimize delays. Companies that utilize SUE technology have access to a variety of detection tools to provide accurate underground information.

SUE is a process that allows the SUE companies to utilize multiple tools and technologies throughout the designating and locating portion of a project. At Kana, we utilize ground-penetrating radar, vacuum excavation, and multiple frequency pipe and cable locate systems.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

September 18, 2011 | Comments: 3

Storm Drainage System

Reduce Pollutants into American Waters

A storm drainage system is a complex unit that requires careful engineering by a civil engineer and proper installation by a licensed pipeline construction company. Drainage systems are an essential element in all facets of construction including residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal projects.

A storm drainage system includes a series of pipelines and related structures that carry storm water to the point of release. This system reduces environmental impact, such as flooding, that could result in land erosion and property damage. Storm water that accumulates from buildings, roads, and parking lots is gathered into the drainage system and transported through water pipeline until it can be deposited into retention ponds, lakes, rivers, and the ocean, or detention ponds positioned in low-lying areas.

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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.

August 29, 2011 | Comments: 0

Construction Safety

Construction safety is a hot topic for the construction industry literally now that summer is officially here and the weather is warming up to three digit temperatures in some parts of California. Construction companies carry large responsibilities as employers to provide adequate training in preventing workplace illness and injury - specifically heat illness. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) set initiatives to educate workers and their employers about the hazards of working outdoors in heat and how to prevent heat-related illnesses.

Heat illness is a common hazard for construction workers who typically work outdoors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) data, 230 heat-related deaths have occurred from 2003 - 2009 with 81 (40%) of these fatalities in the construction industry. Over that same time period, 15,370 heat-related injuries/illnesses requiring days away from work have occurred with 4,110 (27%) of these injuries/illnesses in the construction industry.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

July 29, 2011 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Construction Companies

We are often asked, what is the difference between wet and dry pipeline construction companies? Pipeline construction companies can basically be separated into two (2) categories: dry and wet utility pipeline construction. Some pipeline companies do one or specific combinations of wet / dry pipeline construction. Dry utility pipeline construction companies install pipelines that are typically non-petroleum based, that do not hold liquid volumes inside the pipes.

In contrast, there are wet utility pipeline construction companies such as those that install sewer, water pipeline and storm drainage systems. These types of utilities carry liquid volume in the pipe, and are therefore called, "wet" utility pipelines for this reason. Next time you are looking for "pipeline construction companies," consider whether you need dry or wet utility pipeline contractors. Note, too, that oftentimes, they may be referred to as "underground" pipeline construction companies.

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