K9 Pipeline Leak Detection
With 20 years' experience in canine handling for commercial and industrial service contracts and 10 years experience in specialized canine scent detection services, WGC Environmental K9 Group (WGC EKG) has the expertise to address your pipeline detection and inspection needs.
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Pipeline Leak Inspection
While pipelines remain the safest way to transport crude and other refined petroleum fuels – oil, natural gas, biofuels – across long distances significant pipeline accidents have increased by nearly 60 percent in recent years. When such an accident does occur it is important to act expediently to mitigate the financial and environmental impacts.
WGC EKG canines are specifically trained to detect the industry standard specialized odorant quickly and accurately. We maintain multiple canine teams on standby and monitors a 24-hour hotline. Once a possible pipeline leak is determined, we can mobilize swiftly and respond in a timely manner. The use of specially trained canines is a cost effective and environmentally friendly way to accurately locate a pipeline leak. When conventional methods are unable to pinpoint leaks, our canines can.
Pipeline Maintenance Inspections
The United States has roughly 1.4 M miles of oil and gas pipelines. However, more than 60% of these pipelines were built before 1970—this can result in older pipelines being subject to additional regulatory and compliance scrutiny.
When periodic integrity assessments indicate a flaw within the pipeline, canines can be deployed to quickly pinpoint the exact leak location, reducing the overall costs of repair and downtime of the system.
The WGC EKG team has nearly 20 years experience working with clients in various, changing regulatory environments. As such, we take a customized approach to developing a maintenance plan which suits our client’s needs while simultaneously complying with new standards.