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Solutions

Repair & Maintenance

Michels Pacific Energy, Inc. provides safe, reliable, environmentally sound solutions for the Western United States’ evolving energy infrastructure needs. We are bound by a commitment to first-class professionalism and performance on projects of all sizes and in all locations.

Our maintenance agreements range from multi-project strategic partnerships to individual needs. Backed by people, experience, and heavy equipment, we have the team to accommodate scheduled projects and emergency responses.

We invite you to discover Michels Pacific Energy’s energy solutions for the Western United States.

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Energized Work

Michels Pacific Energy invests in the training, certification and specialized equipment needed to safely and efficiently maintain and repair critical high-voltage lines up to 500kV without requiring outages.

Our certified energized line crews perform barehand work and use hot sticks and mechanical arms to perform necessary tasks, like replacing insulators, repairing structures, adding spacers and bypassing switches, without any outage.

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Emergency & Storm Response

When a storm or disaster knocks out power, Michels Pacific Energy restores it to as many people in the shortest amount of time possible. We provide right-sized, dedicated crews to safely restore normalcy to the lives of your customers. Pre-negotiated contracts allow our crews to get to work quickly.

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Pipeline Integrity

Michels Pacific Energy uses proven techniques to extend a pipeline’s lifespan and keep pace with the changing and developing world. Our services include recoats, cutouts and class changes. Our goals is always to work with customers to implement mitigative and preventive measures rather than taking action after an issue has been detected.

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Anomaly Investigation

Using information gathered by sophisticated inline pipeline management tools, Michels Pacific Energy locate and carefully expose specific sections of pipe where possible defects have been identified. We then work with customers to determine a sound corrective step, and make necessary repairs or replacements. Our crews use sheeting and dewatering equipment when conditions require for safe, efficient work in an open trench. Our comprehensive services include designing, fabricating and installing launchers and receivers to support inline tools.

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Hydrostatic Testing

Hydrostatic testing is one of many preventative safety measures used to ensure the integrity and shipping capacity of new and existing pipelines. We use gauges and dyed water to fill a section of pipeline to a desired pressure level and hold it for a predetermined period of time. If any water is released, the location is isolated, repaired, and retested. After the test is complete, the water is collected and disposed in an environmentally sound way.

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Line Lowering

When topsoil erodes or construction above a buried pipeline infringes on cover requirements, we use skill and expertise to bring a utility line back into compliance. From excavating and supporting the existing pipeline and tying in a lowered section to fabricating and installing new values and restoring the area to preconstruction conditions, Michels works quickly and efficiently to allow full operations to resume.

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