Product Company: T.G. Mercer Consulting Services

SpreadBoss: Pipe Tracking Wizard

May 2012, Vol. 239 No. 5

One of the most nagging offshoots of the San Bruno, CA, natural gas transmission pipeline tragedy was that in the immediate aftermath and the hot glow of federal, state and utility investigations, the operator, San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), had no credible information on the section of pipe that failed. Worse yet, this turned out to be not just an isolated case.