4 Techniques Submar Uses to Advance Your Pipeline Project

4 Techniques Submar Uses to Advance Your Pipeline Project

Submar is uniquely skilled to meet your pipeline project needs. In fact, when it comes to pipeline erosion control and streambank stabilization for the oil and natural gas pipeline industry, Submar has specific techniques that will help advance your projects.

Turnkey Solutions

This is the fastest and most efficient way to let Submar advance your project. From pre-construction to post-construction, we can help you. A typical construction project begins with a site visit from a regional Submar representative who performs a site assessment. After evaluating the site data, our engineering department creates a set of detailed design drawings showcasing the existing conditions and a proposed solution.

We provide turnkey permitting services, and our proposals include detailed information regarding anticipated permitting requirements for our solution. We follow the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Upland Erosion Control, Revegetation, and Maintenance Plan, as well as the FERC’s Wetland and Waterbody Construction and Mitigation Procedures. When a construction project is completed, our crew restores all disturbed areas of the job site before departing.

We also conduct regular performance assessment visits to ensure the project remains compliant with regulatory requirements.

Topographical Surveying and Mapping

Submar can provide topographical surveying services via a site assessment survey that will assist us in engineering design. Our surveying equipment consists of RTK GPS, robotic total stations, and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) that collect the project site data. After the data is collected, civil designers use AutoCAD 3D software to create measured drawings that will serve as base maps for the proposed design improvements.

Engineering Analysis, Design, and Technical Specifications

Submar can provide an engineering analysis and design solution for all types of erosion and pipeline protection problems. Our design solutions include mechanically stabilized earthen (MSE) walls, articulating concrete block mats (ACBMs), lightweight ACBM (wind) mats, longitudinal peaked stone toe protection (LPSTP), riprap/stone materials, bendway weirs, steel sheet pile, and turf reinforcement mats (TRMs). We can develop technical specifications covering the many manufactured products that become part of our designs.

Post-Construction Engineering Services

Submar offers engineering services including project monitoring and performance after our projects are constructed. Immediately after construction is completed and the project is accepted by the client, we will document site conditions that will serve as a baseline for comparison to site conditions in subsequent years. Site conditions can be documented by conducting a topographical survey as discussed above and analyzing the surveys to determine whether site conditions have changed such that they may hinder the performance of the design improvements. We can make recommendations to improve system performance or to prevent a complete failure of the design improvements in the future.

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