An experienced gas utility field distribution crew struggled with frozen ground and sub-freezing January temperatures in northern Idaho a few years ago. They were seeking to pinpoint and resolve a natural gas leak in a rural corner of Avista Utilities’ three-state service area. Avista is based in Spokane, WA. The search for the leak was routine, at best, for the crew, but time-consuming.
MBW offers a vapor extraction unit – V.E.U. – that helps LDC crews locate the actual leak site and remove the residual gas quickly and safely.