What to Look for When Updating Pipeline Valves in Urban Areas

June 2017, Vol. 244, No. 6

By Richard D. Phillips, Senior Director, SoCalGas, Los Angeles

SoCalGas is committed to investing in its natural gas system to ensure safe, reliable, and affordable service for its more than 21 million customers across Southern California. SoCalGas’ five-year capital plan is comprised of $6 billion in infrastructure investments, including $1.2 billion this year for improvements to distribution, transmission and storage systems and for pipeline safety. A key component of that investment is maintaining and upgrading the roughly 800 mainline valves that separate the company’s pipelines into sections. Earlier this year, SoCalGas announced that it will upgrade or replace 50-60 pipeline valves in 2017 to…

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