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

Thanksgiving 2014

Happy ThanksgivingHappy Thanksgiving from the CANUS Corporation family.  Our corporate offices will be closed on Thursday the 27th and Friday the 28th.  If you need to get a hold of us on those days please utilize our contact us form which we are always monitoring.  Thank you and have a wonderful holiday.

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 →