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NYSEG/RG&E Transition NYSEARCH’s Drone Gas Asset Inspection Program to Commercial Use
In 2018, NYSEARCH completed several years of evaluation of use of small Unmanned Aerial Surveillance (sUAS) platforms (drones) for routine and emergency gas pipeline & asset inspections ... Read More »

NYSEARCH Evaluates New Imaging Technology for Emissions Quantification & Leak Pinpointing Applications at SoCal Gas
In April, NYSEARCH Staff, SoCal Gas field and R & D personnel as well as our contractor, Multi-Sensor Scientific of Boston, Mass., completed a first round of testing ...
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NGrid/NYSEARCH achieve success with EPA confirmation of MDPE being treated as ‘Non-Porous’ Material
In December 2018, after many years of work & discussions facilitated by AGA with EPA, a decision has been made to classify MDPE in a similar way to HDPE ...
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New NYSEARCH Program Focuses on Future NDE Techniques for Characterization of Plastic Pipe

NYSEARCH seeks new solutions from other industries in its Oracle program. Following work from Oracle and a State-of-the-Art Technology Assessment by SwRI, a new program was approved in September...
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Advancing Leak Detection & Localization with Methane Sensors on Drones

During October, two different sensor systems mounted on drones with a JPL/NASA integrated control system were tested in rural and suburban locations at National Fuel Gas ...
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Con Ed & National Fuel install NYSEARCH’s Real-Time Corrosion Monitoring System

In June, Con Ed & National Fuel completed installations of a flexible sensor tape containing an array of micro-linear...
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NYSEARCH/TT Technologies Continue Field Testing of Trenchless Service Replacement Tool in Orange & Rockland Utilities Territory

News item highlights field testing of a new trenchless technology tool to replace steel services...
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NYSEARCH Continues sUAS (Drone) Test Flights at BG & E and Union Gas

NYSEARCH members remain active in planning & executing test flights of the small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS)...
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NYSEARCH’s Cleaning Tool Demo Successfully Completed by Con Edison & Invodane

In May 2016, Con Edison hosted a first-time field demo of the Explorer (EXP) 20/26 now equipped with a cleaning tool...
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NYSEARCH Members Test Valve Position Confirmation Technology at PECO Energy

In NYSEARCH’s project “Critical Valve Operability,” NYSEARCH recently completed a Feasibility Study to examine the equipment and methodology needed to use the sound of gas flow through a valve to confirm the closed or exact position of critical valves....
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Lab & field testing at NYSEARCH’s Test bed reveal potential of State-of-the-Art Corrosion Sensors

In NYSEARCH’s project “In 2015, NYSEARCH completed two phases of testing on unique corrosion sensors currently used by aircraft to monitor corrosion...
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1st-Round Field Tests Done: Trenchless Replacement of Steel Services w/ Plastic Pipe

In 2015, NYSEARCH conducted field tests at PSE&G, Con Edison & Central Hudson Gas & Electric on an innovative trenchless technology...
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Testing of Emissions Quantification Technologies Continues at SoCal Gas

Following controlled tests performed in 2015 at PSE&G & analysis performed by NYSEARCH, a decision was made in the fall to conduct more tests...
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NYSEARCH Project on NDE of PE Joints Results in Multiple Demonstrations

The Welding Institute (TWI), a U.K. contractor of NYSEARCH, participated with funders of the project entitled “Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of Ultrasonic Inspection System” in three demonstrations using their PolyTest tool, a commercial PE joint inspection system in Europe ...
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Video: NYSEARCH’s Vent Inspection Robot Gains Attention at PG&E Field Test

NYSEARCH/NGA continues multi-company development and field test project with important field test at PG&E in September 2014 ...
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Cured-In Place Pipe Liner Demonstration

NYSEARCH/NGA and Con Edison Demonstrate Cured-in-Place Pipe Liner on 8" Cast Iron Pipe in Mt. Vernon, NY ...
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Study on Critical Cracks Presented at IPC 2014

NYSEARCH and Kiefner and Associates presented results about a recently completed study on Critical Cracks at the 2014 International Pipeline Conference ...
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NYSEARCH Continues Vent Inspection Camera Field Testing

Adding on to tests performed in 2013, NYSEARCH recently conducted field testing at National Grid to verify engineering enhancements to the earlier vent inspection camera design ...
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NYSEARCH/PHMSA Program on CIPP-Lined Pipe Completes Cast Iron Pipe Extraction

As part of a PHMSA-cofunded effort with NYSEARCH, there are plans to remove aged and cured-in-place lined cast iron or steel pipe for post-mortem testing at Cornell University ...
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Video of 2013 Explorer 20/26 Inspection

Video of 2013 Explorer 20/26 Inspection at Questar Gas and related information about Pipetel's inspection service capabilities ...
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Southwest Gas Uses Explorer for 6-inch Pipeline Inspection

Pipetel Technologies recently inspected a section of Southwest Gas Corp's 6-inch natural gas pipeline in Las Vegas, Nevada ...
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Successful Test of Explorer 30/36 Unpiggable Pipe Inspection

With PG&E in Fremont, CA, NYSEARCH successfully tested the Explorer 30/36, in a live 30" pipeline. Designed for unpiggable pipe inspection ...
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Con Edison & NYSEARCH Demonstrate EXP 20/26

Con Edison and NYSEARCH completed a significant demonstration in the Bronx of the Explorer 20/26 in-line inspection platform and one of the recently-developed supporting technologies known as the "rescue tool" ...
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Fiber Optic Damage Prevention System Tested

In the summer of 2013, PSE&G and NYSEARCH tested the Fiber Sensys Short Ranger™ fiber optic damage-prevention system ...
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Successful BioBall Demo Takes Place at BG&E

With Baltimore Gas & Electric, in Bel Air, MD, NYSEARCH and its contractor successfully deployed the BioBall ...
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