JRGO can provide qualified and well-trained technicians to identify suspect locations of electrical shorts to any pipeline system. Short Identification or locating is typically utilized when a system operator is experiencing low cathodic protection levels without a clear understanding of why. It is very typical with congested utilities buried in the same area that due to settling or 3rd party damage that utilities come in physical contact with each other making them electrically common. A cathodic protection system is designed to provide enough protection for a designated amount of surface area. When another utility electrically shorts to a protected structure, all the unintended surface area overwhelms the cathodic protection system causing a reduction in CP levels. There are several different methods and manufacturers of equipment to assist in identifying shorts in a system; locating or tracking a unique frequency, current mapping, or interrupting cathodic protection current and tracking that unique interruption signature.