gas main


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gas main

The line from the public utility which supplies gas to the consumer service pipes.
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Since 2008, nearly 480 miles of gas mains have been replaced in the Vectren North territory, which has led to a reduction in leak calls and natural gas emissions from the distribution system.
Emergency services in Corporation Street on Saturday after workmen dug into a gas main pipe at about 9.
The essential project is part of NGN's ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing over 300m of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes to ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.
Julian M Stancliffe: If they dig it up to install a new gas main they should resurface the whole lane, not just the trench they have dug up.
A spokeswoman for NGN said that the damaged gas main is owned by a third party supplier.
The clerk of Bangor's city council was among those "gobsmacked" by the decision to replace gas mains in Deiniol Road in the vital weeks before Christmas.
New federal pipeline integrity rules require utility companies to evaluate thousands of gas mains buried beneath highways, railroad tracks and airport runways--each and every one cased inside a larger pipe.
Curran said that at around 1:40 a construction crew working in the area of Birch and Water streets accidentally ruptured the gas main, which started releasing gas into the atmosphere at a pressure of 80 pounds per square inch.
In addition to the closures, it is proposed that gas main renewal works will be carried out in Moor Lane between Powke Lane and Highams Close.
Builders Costain agreed to evacuate eight family flats in Springfield at Ynyshir near Porth on advice from British Gas while its engineers worked on repairing the gas main.
Policephotographer LeonardWarren,was askedbyadvocatedepute FrankMulhollandQCifa a hole in the gas main could be seen in his photographs.
Mixing natural gas and air is an explosion hazard, so a method was devised to avoid mixing the two when launching the robot into the gas main.