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Risk Based Leak Survey Implementations

No matter the regulatory environment, Picarro’s natural gas asset management solution enables natural gas distribution compliance leak survey that can be truly risk-based in its approach. A recent trend within the natural gas industry has been to increasingly take a risk-based approach to asset management, in this case, leak survey,shifting survey schedules from periodic to being more driven by the particular risk profile of the infrastructure in a given localized area. Here, we consider two slightly different approaches implemented at two different US utilities – each approach having been developed by each utility under different state regulators and with different financialconsiderations. Both of these approaches can drive more risk out of the infrastructure, faster, without increasing leak survey or repair costs.