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Knowing the “why” behind the “what” of pipeline safety regulations: TRC launches education sessions for oil and gas pipeline operators

Knowing the “why” behind the “what” of pipeline safety regulations: TRC launches education sessions for oil and gas pipeline operators

For pipeline operators looking to ensure their staff are fully informed and trained to comply with safety violations and avoid massive fines, it’s critical to know the “why” behind the “what” of new pipeline safety regulations.

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Jul 6th, 2017

by DeWitt Burdeaux Lane Miller Jeff Wiese

topic Pipelines

industry Oil and Gas

When the Worst Isn’t Worst: Modeling the Risks of Hazardous Chemical Releases

When the Worst Isn’t Worst: Modeling the Risks of Hazardous Chemical Releases

What if the current standard “worst-case scenario” used for evaluating the human and environmental risks of hazardous compound releases is actually less frequent–and potentially less severe–than the actual true worst-case scenario?

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Jun 26th, 2017

topic Environmental Air

How big data and the cloud are transforming oil and gas pipeline safety

How big data and the cloud are transforming oil and gas pipeline safety
Jason Cradit

​Oil and gas pipeline operators can stay out of the news by staying “in the cloud’’–and taking advantage of today’s increasingly powerful cloud-based data processing engines to reduce risk and improve safety.

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Jun 22nd, 2017

by Jason Cradit

topic Pipelines

industry Oil and Gas

A new approach to monitoring LNAPL depletion promises lower costs, improved site cleanups

Measuring the heat generated by microbes breaking down petroleum-based contaminants can provide accurate, continuous monitoring of naturally occurring contaminant mass loss, without the inconvenience and expense of repeated site visits by technicians.

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Jun 20th, 2017

by Keith Piontek, PE

topic Remediation

Guest Post: Top Tips for Turning a Landfill into a Solar Brownfield

Guest Post: Top Tips for Turning a Landfill into a Solar Brownfield

Paul Curran, Managing Director at BQ Energy and Jack Honor, Project Development Manager of Solar at Ameresco will be presenting at TRC’s Developing Solar on Brownfields & Landfills Conference on June 12-13, 2017 in Chicago, IL.

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Jun 8th, 2017

topic Renewable Energy

industry Generation

Innovative TRC site characterization solutions for environmental risk management highlighted at Michigan conference

Innovative TRC site characterization solutions for environmental risk management highlighted at Michigan conference

​TRC’s innovative solutions to tracking contaminant flows at two geologically complex sites will be featured at the 7th annual technical workshop of the Michigan section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) on June 14.

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Jun 8th, 2017

topic Remediation

Innovative Vapor Intrusion Risk Assessment Approach Delivers Full Compliance and $4M Savings

Innovative Vapor Intrusion Risk Assessment Approach Delivers Full Compliance and $4M Savings

The innovative use of risk assessment tools helped TRC develop and implement a vapor intrusion evaluation strategy to limit the amount of indoor air sampling necessary to determine that TCE concentrations were below acceptable levels.

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Jun 6th, 2017

by Stacy Metz, P.E. Graham Crockford, C.P.G., P.G.

industry Government

Microgrids: A mega-opportunity for electric utilities

Microgrids: A mega-opportunity for electric utilities

For the traditional electric utility business model, microgrids could be perceived as a financial threat. But we see many ways microgrids can be both moneymakers and cost-savers for utilities.

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Jun 2nd, 2017

by Tom Rooney William Moran

industry Utilities

Using the Next Generation of the Pipeline Open Data Standard (PODS) to offer a safer and more efficient future for pipeline operators

Using the Next Generation of the Pipeline Open Data Standard (PODS) to offer a safer and more efficient future for pipeline operators
Peter Veenstra

Pipeline operators around the world took another step towards improving the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of their operations with the release last month of the first release of the Next Generation Pipeline Open Data Standard (PODS).

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May 31st, 2017

by Peter Veenstra

industry Oil and Gas

Gaining the trust of the most trusted: or, how emergency responders can help you put out project fires before they start

Gaining the trust of the most trusted: or, how emergency responders can help you put out project fires before they start
Jeff  Wiese

​Emergency responders are trained to run in when everyone else is running away—they’re the ones you want on the scene, from accidents to fires to natural disasters to public hearings.

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May 25th, 2017

by Jeff Wiese

topic Pipelines

industry Oil and Gas