CANUS Receives Gold Shovel Certification

Gold Shovel Certificate

Gold Shovel Certificate

CANUS Corporation is proud to announce that we have received PG&E Gold Shovel Standard Certification.

This first-of-its kind excavation safety program is designed to reduce dig-ins and protect PG&E’s underground gas and electric system. Safety being the first and highest priority, the Gold Shovel Standard Certification will ensure that PG&E’s hired contractors adhere to the safest excavation standards. Safe excavation prevents injuries, property damage, inconvenient outages, project delays and high costs.

PG&E developed the Gold Shovel Standard in accordance with California Government Code 4216 which governs excavation work in the state. Among other things, contractors must demonstrate that they call 811 before any excavation work begins to have underground lines located and marked by utility owners.

CANUS Corporation looks forward to working with PG&E and its affiliates to grow this program to be an industry standard, showing our commitment to ensuring public safety and effective damage prevention practices.

CANUS provides extensive Damage Prevention Standby Inspection Services within the Pipeline Inspection Services line of business offering.

EEI Diversity Conference

CALINC Services Banner

CALINC Services Banner from their booth.

CANUS Corporation proudly accompanied our Diversity Subcontractor CALINC Services to the EEI Supplier Diversity Conference held in New Mexico earlier this month.  There were many great presenters presenting interesting and innovative perspectives on the use of diversity spend within the Utility Industry.  CANUS and CALINC Services participated in the events excellent match making session to help foster both additional opportunities for utilities to source diverse labor as well as provide additional mentoring opportunities for additional diverse subcontractors.

Presenters representing the following utility companies set the tone for an excellent event:

  • PNM Resources
  • Duke Energy
  • First Energy
  • Consolidated Edison
  • Southern California Edison
  • APS
  • Entergy
  • PG&E

CANUS Launches New Home Page

CANUS Home Page

New CANUS Home Page

CANUS Corporation has launched a new home page!!!  The new home page found at http://www.canus.co should give prospective clients additional information about the values added to our costumers as well as valuable insights on how to stay connected with CANUS as well as the different services we provide.  We have also updated the site to be more visibly pleasing than the previous web page.  CANUS is excited to hear any feedback you may have on our new site.  Thanks.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: Gas Meter Corrosion Inspection

Gas Meter

Gas Meter

CANUS recently finished a project for a major public utility to visually inspect gas services  for corrosion at end users’ meters.  CANUS mobilized over 150 corrosion inspectors equipped with tablets to visually inspect and take photos of each service tagged with GPS location and corrosion ratings.  Each inspector would walk the block evaluating individual meters, manifolds and buried meters.   Continue Reading →

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: Gas Pipeline Inspection – HydroStatic Testing

Hydrostatic Testing

Hydrostatic Testing Site

CANUS is currently providing inspection services for our clients’ hydrostatic testing functions to comply with Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plans (PSEP).  Hydrotesting of pipelines is performed to expose defective materials that have missed prior detection, expose possible leaks and serve as a final validation of the integrity of the constructed system.  Buried high pressure gas pipelines are tested for strength by pressurizing them to a maximum operating pressure (MAOP). Continue Reading →

CANUS Corporation Introduction

CANUS Corporation, a California licensed Utility Contractor, is a source of specialized technical contracting, providing quality solutions to utilities nationwide.  With more than 600 qualified full time technical professionals, a resource base of several thousand and an affiliation with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers CANUS Corporation has the manpower, resources and expertise to complete projects that are local, regional, or national in scope.

Please see below a quick slide show introducing CANUS Corporation. 

To find out more about our company and our services please visit us at canus.co.