Improved Tools to Locate Buried Pipe in Congested Undergrounds
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About the Event
Understanding where your subsurface gas utilities are located after they are buried is a challenge, especially if the location or depth were not recorded during installation, or the asset is located in congested undergrounds. To address these issues, an insertable live-gas pipeline mapping probe was developed by Gas Technology Institute, Reduct, and Prisum that collects X, Y, and Z location data through funding provided by the Pipeline Hazardous Materials and Safety Administration (PHMSA) and Operations Technology Development (OTD). This presentation will discuss the development, enhancement, and eventual demonstration of the pipeline insertion mapping technology on live gas assets.
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Presenter: Trey Benincosa, Ph.D.
Dr. Benincosa has quickly established a career of working with industrial partners to develop and implement new technologies into industry. He is currently assisting in the development and implementation of technologies inclusive of live-gas pipeline 3D mapping, hydrogen energy delivery, smart natural gas safety shut-off devices, and vacuum extraction technologies. Prior to GTI he spent 3 years at the U.S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education program. He has a Doctorate degree from West Virginia University and Bachelor’s degree from Miami University; both in Chemical Engineering.