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Severed Gas Line Blamed for Fatal Explosion in Colorado - Governor Orders Inspection of Thousands of Pipelines
[May 12, 2017]

Severed Gas Line Blamed for Fatal Explosion in Colorado - Governor Orders Inspection of Thousands of Pipelines


TULSA, Okla., May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AyaWorks (www.ayaworks.com), a provider of new pipeline safety and compliance management solutions for oil, gas and utility companies, said that its AyaBiz Pipeline Compliance, Safety and Risk Management suite of applications can identify areas of high risk and accelerate critical repair of Colorado's aging pipeline infrastructure. Additionally, had the AyaWorks suite been in use, the disastrous home explosion may have been averted.

The United States has the largest network of energy pipelines in the world: more than 2.4 million miles and growing. Keeping track of that myriad is no easy task, and some operators don't always know the pinpoint locations of all of their pipes.

According to the Denver Post, Frederick-Firestone Fire Chief Ted Poszywak blamed the blast on odorless gas that seeped from a severed 1-inch pipeline. A volatile mix of odorless methane and propane flowed from the well and saturated the nearby soil. This type of third-party excavation damage is responsible for more significant pipelne incidents than any other cause.

Many pipeline operators rely on old maps and diagrams to keep track of their pipelines, and need better tools to manage their assets, automate and streamline tests and inspections, and improve maintenance.

The AyaBiz Pipeline Compliance, Safety and Risk Management suite of applications is the solution. The system automates, manages, and optimizes work area operations, and captures footage in real time using satellite data, while providing digital field maps of pipelines so that workers can avoid excavating in critical areas.


Colorado's Governor has ordered pipeline inspections, and AyaBiz can improve the accuracy, speed and transparency of fieldwork assessments. Managers can see actual leak survey walk routes, as well as the pinpoint location of leaks and exposures to enable early detection and repair.

With our nation's pipeline infrastructure aging, it is vital that new tools be adopted to meet the increasing challenge of maintaining this critical network of energy delivery, while protecting and assuring public safety. AyaWorks provides tools so utility companies and pipeline operators  can improve safety, increase productivity, and better manage infrastructure and assets.

For more information on AyaWorks' suite of pipeline safety, compliance, and field management applications, call: 720-523-5632, or visit: www.ayaworks.com

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SOURCE AyaWorks


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