While environmental and contracting companies each offer a fractional service, when it comes to pipeline erosion control and streambank stabilization for the oil and natural gas pipeline industry, Submar does it all.
Here are 6 ways we can help your project:
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 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 (ACBM), lightweight ACBM (wind) mats, longitudinal peaked stone toe protection (LPSTP), riprap/stone materials, bendway weirs, steel sheet pile, and turf reinforcement mats (TRM). 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.
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.
Erosion Control Warranty
Submar offers the most comprehensive warranty in the erosion control industry. Our warranty applies to the whole project: the product and the site. We conduct regular performance assessment visits to ensure the project remains compliant with regulatory requirements.
The process begins when a routine inspection detects something out of the ordinary. Submar is committed to pipelines running safely and smoothly. If a possible flaw is detected by a smart pig, our team will zero in on the exact location, and the pipeline can be safely exposed then repaired. After the repairs, our team cleans the land and returns it to a natural state.
From the initial mapping to post-construction monitoring, Submar has all of your needs covered. To learn more about these services and how we can help, see our services page.