Advanced Development of PipeGuard Proactive Pipeline Damage Prevention System

The program objective is to develop an in-ground warning system that uses advanced security technology to proactively warn against encroachment to gas/liquid transmission and gas distribution lines. The Senstar "PipeGuard"" technology addresses damage prevention monitoring issues of accuracy, reliability, cost, real-time response, ease of installation, response time and advanced data processing. Based on 2008 Department of Transportation (DOT) data, the gas industry as a whole has over 1.2 million miles of distribution main, 45% of it is steel, over 50% plastic and the remaining mileage in the category of "other" which includes cast iron and ductile iron. As networks and new construction expand the gas distribution system, over 97% of the new network is plastic pipe. One of the most serious problems faced by natural gas and liquid companies is damage caused to the infrastructure that is unknown or preventable. It is the objective of this program to improve Pipe Guard" software, hardware and develop new techniques to meet distribution company needs in proactively monitoring critical pipeline sections and providing 24/7 alarm activity in the event of nearby 3rd party excavating.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $268492.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Merritt, James

  • Performing Organizations:

    Northeast Gas Association

    20 Waterview Boulevard, 4th Floor
    Parsippany, NJ  United States  07054
  • Principal Investigators:

    D'Zurko, Daphne

  • Start Date: 20100930
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130110
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31143

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573230
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-10-T-000019
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2015 1:01AM