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One of the most common causes of underground pipeline damage is from the failure to mark a pipeline properly. Marker visibility becomes increasingly more difficult as vegetation becomes overgrown, or the signage is buried in snow. There is a simple solution that offers pipeline protection year round for those areas susceptible to these problems.

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At Linc Energy Systems we specialize in damage prevention, here are ten tips on promoting safe digging practices and pipeline excavation safety; including a tip on trench shoring.

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When a utility worker or emergency responder is called to a house because of a gas smell, there is one thing on their mind, 'Where does methane come from.' When methane is present, there is always interest in distinguishing if it is naturally occurring (like sewer gas), or if it is from a natural gas pipeline. Without knowing the source, it can lead to shutting down gas meters prematurely.

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SENSIT Technologies, the manufacturer of advanced natural gas leak detection equipment, recently introduced the VMD, a methane gas detector that mounts to the vehicle to perform leak surveys.

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Recently we've taken on a new line from Kundel which raises the questions, what is a trench? Moreover, what is trench shoring? Why is that important? We are now selling trench boxes.

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The 2014 El Paso County Fall Damage Prevention Council Excavator/Contractor Breakfast is being held at the Leon Young Center in Colorado Springs on October 24, 2014.

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When field workers set out to protect their pipeline coating from scarring during digging, a unique excavation safety solution emerged demonstrating that it not only protects the coating, but also protects the integrity of the pipe itself. That solution was Safety Wrap.

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The Common Ground Alliance recently released the 2013 CGA DIRT Report. The report is a tool used by stakeholders throughout North America to prevent underground utility damage.

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What better time to clarify the difference between a natural gas odorization system, an odorizer and natural gas odorant than when we are introducing a new system? At Linc Energy Systems, we are excited about the Z10000, a new high-pressure natural gas odorization system from Sentry Equipment.

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Linc Energy Systems is pleased to announce that Kate Jasmann is our new bookkeeper.

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Trenton Corporation, the manufacturer of Trenton Wax Tape, has recently re-introduced the Patch Pad, a pipeline anti-corrosion material designed to protect a Cadweld and pin brazing weld against corrosion.

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As the owner of a small business for nearly 25 years, it has become clear to me that change is inevitable in business and those kicking and screaming and resisting change, are more likely to fail.

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Linc Energy Systems is excited to announce that we are opening an office in Albuquerque, New Mexico effective September 1. The new office will help us better serve our most southern clients. We specialize in natural gas measurement, damage prevention of underground utilities, natural gas products and we are a utility contractor.

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The 2014 CDPAT Damage Prevention Summit is September 24-25 in Black Hawk Colorado at the Ameristar Casino. Another Colorado Damage Prevention event is the 2014 Annual Golf Tournament, which is September 15, 2014 at the Applewood Golf Course.

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Many calling into Linc Energy Systems this summer spoke with Preston Marcoux, our summer intern.

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Trenton Wax Tape is a leading anti-corrosion wrap used for pipeline corrosion prevention. Here are four easy application steps to adhere the tape to flanges and fittings, as well as a pipeline.

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The ALS ice bucket challenge has proven to raise significant funds for ALS nonprofits associated with an incurable disease. As I write this, the ALS Association claims to have received $31.5 million in donations. What is the challenge? How did it begin? More importantly, how can you help?

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We are happy to announce that SENSIT Technologies has recently released the IRED Infrared portable Ethane Detector, which readily distinguishes if a methane source is from a natural gas line.

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Linc Energy Systems is pleased to announce that we are now an Agave tracer wire distributor, offering a wide selection of copper and copper clad steel (CCS) locating wire for open trench and utility directional drilling applications.

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National 811 Day, on August 11, serves as a reminder for everyone to call 811 before digging. Yes, it is the law, but, did you know that every six minutes, there is damage to underground utilities because an excavator fails to call?

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