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12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 1: 20 PM Outdoor Demos
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM Networking with Exhibitors
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM Locating and Mapping unlocatable utility lines Mark Criswell and Vinny Vickers, CenterPoint Energy
Unlocatable utility lines, primarily plastic lines have been a major issue for many utility companies for years. Broken tracer wire or no tracer wire often amounts to the same dilemma, can’t be located using traditional locating techniques. Attend this session to learn about a pilot project CenterPoint Energy has entered into with RECONN to find and map these lines. Learn about the methods used and technology utilized to successfully complete each locate request.
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Ross Kenney, NEI For Gas Leak Detection
This session will share results from a live test performed at Leak City in Athens, AL over the Summer of 2019 in which a Microdrones MD4-1000 drone equipped with a Pergam methane gas sensor was used to pinpoint where gas leaks were occurring and quantify the volume of gas present. There will also be an introduction to professional UAS usage including Rules and Regulations, Safety and Best Practices along with an overview of the Microdrones Platform including capabilities, use cases, and available sensors.
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Moving the Needle in Damage Kyle Coggins, Black Hills Prevention
Attend this session to learn the benefit of targeting specific issues and then incorporating them into a plan with internal and external stakeholders can and will lower your damage rates.
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Augmented Reality: Safely knowing Angie Swirski, NEI where your buried assets are located
With the complex nature of utility infrastructure, being able to accurately interact with geospatial data is as important as ever. Learn how to leverage existing 3D data to visualize and collaborate on underground assets in high accuracy augmented reality before breaking ground.
4:30 PM Summit Reception / Door prizes Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM Outdoor Demos
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Arkansas 811 update Mike Gowen, Arkansas 811
Attend this session to receive the latest update to Arkansas 811’s outreach programs.
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM TBA Jason Crowe, Green Equipment
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