New PHMSA Ruling
From the VP of Sales and Marketing,
PHMSA has written a ruling regulating that a weak link should always be used during any trenchless excavation work. Cumberland Products offers an engineered Weak Link designed to fail before standard polyethylene pipe while pulling during boring operations. It is available in medium or high density at either 20% of the original PE pipe strength or with the conservative ASTM F1804 Standard Practice for Determining Allowable Tensile Load for Polyethylene Gas Pipe During Pull-In Installation. A Mud Plug is also offered to prevent backfilling of debris into the line being pulled if the Weak Link should fail. For more information on Cumberland Product's Weak Link and Mud Plug email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the following link: http://www.cgs-inc.com/node/113
CGS, Inc. and Stuart Steel Protection Conduct Training Sessions on Corrosion.
In August, CGS, Inc. and Stuart Steel Protection teamed up to present “Corrosion 101...The Fundamentals” at three host systems across the State of Tennessee.
Representatives from over 35 separate gas systems participated in discussions of “defining corrosion”, “causes of corrosion” and “analyzing corrosion–both above and below ground.” Standard practices as well as new solutions and ideas were introduced and shared in each group.
David Regenhardt of CGS, Inc. and Bob Moore of Stuart Steel Protection brought in various products for hands-on inspection and Q&A, lending solutions to the difficult corrosion problems all gas systems face every day.
At each session, instructional videos, slides, photos and actual examples demonstrating corrosion theory were used to bring field issues into the classroom for lively discussions. State and Federal regulations were also on the agendas, including a few new rulings that are on the horizon.
The three stars of the Tennessee flag were represented by our supporting host systems, Powell Clinch Utility District in the east, Cookeville Gas Department in middle Tennessee and Brownsville Utilities in the west. This valuable instructional series would not have been possible without their warm welcomes and strong support. Our thanks go out to all of them.
CGS, Inc./Chris Georges Sales
Knoxville, TN/Lenoir City, TN
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