Wednesday
April
16
2014
9:14 pm
Weather
  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 

Check out our archive of Dining Guides - Yum!

PG&E deploys safety helicopters
November 06, 2013, 05:00 AM

PG&E has begun daily helicopter patrols over the San Francisco Peninsula as an additional measure to prevent construction accidents on gas transmission pipelines and to continue providing reliable service to customers, the utility announced yesterday.

The flights, which are occurring in the morning seven days a week, are conducted over about 106 miles of pipelines from San Francisco to San Jose, according to Pacific Gas and Electric.

Crews, including a pilot and a spotter, fly about 400 to 500 feet above the ground on a path above four PG&E gas transmission pipelines. The spotter uses an iPad with GIS and GPS coordinates to locate new construction projects, then takes photos to make sure that the utility pipelines have been located and marked and that proper excavation techniques are being followed, according to PG&E.

 

 

Tags: pipelines,


Other stories you might enjoy:

Attempted rape suspect pleads not guilty in San Mateo Caltrain Station attack
Man arrested for human trafficking
Man charged for attacking puppy, owner
 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
How confident are you about the state of the U.S. economy?

Extremely confident
Confident
Somewhat confident
Not confident at all

 

 
Tabbed Structure - Regular
 
 
 
 
 
 
Governor calls special session on rainy day fund
SACRAMENTO — Saying the state’s budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown..
Ex-California city leader gets 12 years in prison
LOS ANGELES — The former city manager of Bell, Calif., has been ordered to make restitution of $8...
Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city..
283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster
MOKPO, South Korea — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip..
E.L. Doctorow to receive Library of Congress Prize
NEW YORK — Novelist E.L. Doctorow will be honored with the Library of Congress Prize for American ..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2014 San Mateo Daily Journal
Woodside newspaper