A strike on a high-pressure natural gas pipeline can result in life-changing injuries to construction workers and have devastating consequences to surrounding neighbourhoods and businesses.
As such, the process is strictly regulated. At Abaxa, we offer high-pressure gas supervision services to keep you and your team safe and your project on schedule.
How High-Pressure Gas Supervision Works
High-pressure gas supervision requires that you have an “ATCO or APA Approved” high-pressure gas field supervisor / permit officer attend your excavation site when critical natural gas facilities lie anywhere within your excavation area.
You will need to consult with the utility providers engineering department to have your project assessed and the approvals will be part of the Permit Management on your project by the Approved Supervisor/Permit Officer.
All permits are monitored and control through to a close by the Approved Supervisor/Permit Officer to maintain damage prevention on the high risk assets.
These approved technicians are trained to accurately protect the site from the potential hazard of damage to the pipe/pipes by:
- locating the pipes,
- marking the pipes;
- visually assessing and cataloguing pipe exposure and confirming location and depth before commencing your works
- supervising the works to the approved Utility Provider work instruction and specific project engineering approvals for maximum safety and damage prevention.
Strongly reduces strike risk
The equipment our high-pressure gas experts use to locate gas pipes and cables significantly lessens any need to use shovels, crowbars or other invasive digging tools which could cause extensive damage.
A clear safety-first solution
High-pressure gas supervisors provide expert guidance to drilling contractors for excavation work and installation of any signs or structures.
Abaxa’s 30 years’ experience working in and around high-pressure gas pipelines means your project will stay compliant and operating in a regulated safe environment.
Efficient and Cost-Effective
It’s in your business’s (and everyone around your project’s) best interest to protect your site from potential hazards due to pipe damage.
With Abaxa’s expertise and experience, you gain complete peace of mind and waste no time or money in the compliance and due diligence process.
Why Choose Abaxa?
Our technology is world class, as is our service quality and reliability. We care as much as you do that your project keeps moving, stay on time, on budget and with a thorough risk assessment to manage your Duty of Care at all times.
To confirm your choice to go ahead with our Utility Survey services or schedule a project discovery meeting, simply contact us at 1300 369 642.
You can trust Abaxa to be there on time and reduce asset risk on your project.
But don’t just take our word for it; here’s what clients are saying:
“We only use Abaxa because of expertise, full knowledge of the City and Service location. They’re very professional and willing to help with anything on site.”
(Neil Yates, Construction Supervisor at City of Perth)
“Abaxa’s set up and work method is second to none. The accuracy, speed and competent workmanship you get… and equipment they use is probably the best you can get.”
(Sid Hankinson, Construction Supervisor at Water Corporation)
The project requires management of a patrol along the Parmelia Pipeline for APA to protect people and infrastructure from a disturbance of this high pressure gas transmission pipeline.
The project required a Utility Survey to identify, locate utilities and complete a site features and utility survey to support engineering final design in a replacement plan for water mains constructed more than a century ago in Fremantle. The replacement of water mains was scheduled by the Water Corporation from August to October 2019.
For this project, Abaxa was involved with Perth’s first Smart Freeway including creation of an additional lane from Canning Highway to Narrows Bridge. The Smart Freeway will use smart technology to open and close traffic lanes in the event of an incident and adjust speed limits to get more traffic through during busy periods.