SoCalGas Finds Efficiencies in Large Pipeline Safety Project

June 2016, Vol. 243, No. 6

By Richard D. Phillips, Senior Director, Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan, SoCalGas

In the current phase of the Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP), Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) are testing and replacing about 175 miles of pipe and upgrading/installing over 450 shutoff valves throughout the system. There are nearly 200 distinct PSEP pipeline and valve projects, led by over 30 different project managers. The sheer volume and complexity of work included in PSEP has driven SoCalGas to find efficiencies in a number of areas. Background on PSEP On June 12, 2014 the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved SoCalGas…

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