Earlier this week, POSM Software added a blog feature to their News tab, which means that much of the material sitting in waiting for several months can now get rolled out. And that means I can also share it here.
So one of the first blogs we posted has to do with a scenario called a Crossbore, in which one utility pipeline makes contact with and / or punches through another utility pipeline. When one of those utilities is a gas line, the need for extreme accuracy is vitally important. POSM Software makes a pretty nifty tool to handle that. Check out the full article.
POSM Cross Bore Tools Emphasize Safety, Accuracy, and Accountability
Crossbores are the point at which an existing underground utility or underground structure intersects with a second utility, resulting in direct contact between the pipes in such a way that compromises the integrity of either.
When one of those compromised utility pipes is a gas line, the result is potentially dangerous, and requires handling by the local specialists (usually the local gas utility) to ensure that nothing serious happens. Organizations such as the Cross Bore Safety Association have created best practices for preventing crossbores, and for mapping and repairing crossbores in as safe a manner as possible.