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What Do All The Marker Colours Mean?

You’ve seen them out there, stakes lined up in a row, marching along the ditch or a field.  Or, sometimes, spray paint decorating the street or sidewalk, a variety of colours contrasting against the dull grey pavement.

What do they mean?  Why are they there?

When companies need to do maintenance to the road, sidewalk, power lines, pipelines or sewage lines, they need to have a Line Locating Technician to come out and locate, then mark, where all the potential buried lines are.

Once located and marked, companies Nation wide need to understand what they are, and thats where the standard underground utility colour code comes in.

Image of Colour Code for construction safety and oilfield safety.

Using universal colour codes ensures that everyone knows what is buried there, no matter the province, location, or client.

Locate markings inside a grocery store

Cows Around Underground Line Stake

When working in fields of cows, who are attracted to the stakes and often knock them down, shorter stakes are used

Stakes Marking Various Underground Lines On Contruction Site

Flagging can be tied to the stakes in order to differentiate between various underground lines of the same type


 

3D-logo-redesign-bup33-D Line Locating Ltd is a privately owned Buried Pipeline and Utility Locating company. For over 20 years, we have been at the forefront of the Damage Prevention industry in Western Canada. Although the industry has changed significantly over the last 20 years, we have been very fortunate to have been at the leading edge of the evolution and still maintain the highest levels of quality, accuracy, consistency and customer satisfaction in our industry.

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NEW SERVICE: Stress Concentration Tomography (SCT)

3-D Line Locating Ltd. is pleased to formally announce our most recent, valued added service to our clients and other individuals and/or oil & gas companies that will benefit from this technology:

Stress Concentration Tomography (SCT). 

Above-ground, In-Situ, Non-destructive pipeline inspection Service for Oil & Gas Pipelines

Please visit our website HERE for more information on SCT, what it is, how it works and can benefit an array of individuals and oil & gas companies.

Make sure to download the SCT Brochure on our website while you’re there.

We are finalizing our “demonstration area” at our head office in Nisku, AB and will be inviting everyone to come out soon to see this new technology in action!

If you are interested in learning more please contact us directly. We can send brochures, have a lengthy phone call or the best option; why not have us come to you and put on our presentation for SCT!

 

 

 

 

 

 


3D-logo-redesign-bup33-D Line Locating Ltd is a privately owned Buried Pipeline and Utility Locating company. For over 20 years, we have been at the forefront of the Damage Prevention industry in Western Canada. Although the industry has changed significantly over the last 20 years, we have been very fortunate to have been at the leading edge of the evolution and still maintain the highest levels of quality, accuracy, consistency and customer satisfaction in our industry.

Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ and stay up to date with what we are working on and all the latest news in our industry.

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The Homeowner: What’s covered by your Provincial One Call System?

Private Locate Services

DID YOU KNOW……

The power cable to your house or your garage may not be located by the Alberta One Call Locating Contractor.

Because of 3-D Line Locating’s involvement with the One Call system, we have identified the gap in the system that leaves the homeowner or business owner vulnerable when conducting even the simplest of ground disturbance activities.

Power cables and secondary gas lines are often not identified in the One Call locate and are often buried less than 60 centimeters deep.  Customer-owned lines such as sewer service, sprinkler systems or any additional lines connecting other buildings on your property are your responsibility as the home owner to have them identified prior to your ground disturbance.

If you require full assistance, we offer a One Call Placement Service. We will make the One Call and deal with all the responses for you or on your contractor’s behalf.  You can rest at ease knowing you’re protected.

Contact us now to have your private utilities identified BEFORE you dig!

Western Canada One Call Centers: 

British Columbia

Alberta

Saskatchewan

Manitoba

 


3D-logo-redesign-bup33-D Line Locating Ltd is a privately owned Buried Pipeline and Utility Locating company. For over 20 years, we have been at the forefront of the Damage Prevention industry in Western Canada. Although the industry has changed significantly over the last 20 years, we have been very fortunate to have been at the leading edge of the evolution and still maintain the highest levels of quality, accuracy, consistency and customer satisfaction in our industry.

Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ and stay up to date with what we are working on and all the latest news in our industry.

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