Locating Gas Piping
Gas Piping – The gas distribution network provides energy for the growing demand of customers across Australia. This includes gas piping for low pressure up to 7 kPa, medium pressure over 7 kPa and up to 210 kPa and high pressure over 210 kPa to service the many industries and properties around the metropolitan, regional and rural areas.
Some of the construction materials used in the gas network include polyethene, nylon and coated or cathodically protected steel.
Pipe size, location and depth vary with the service required for location and date of installation, such as older installation will more likely be steel or old cast iron pipes.
Westscan Service: Using ground penetrating radar and cable locating equipment we are able to locate and mark the position of these utilities.
- Ensure safety is maintained when work is performed around gas mains areas
- Pinpoint the location for additional service to be added
- Knowing the depth of future planning
- Locate old steel or cast iron piping for replacement
Locating gas pipes is crucial for several reasons, including:
Safety: The primary reason for locating gas pipes is to ensure safety. Gas leaks can lead to explosions, fires, and other serious hazards. Accidentally damaging a gas pipe can cause a gas leak and pose a significant risk to public safety.
Compliance with Regulations: Locating gas pipes is also important to comply with regulations set by local and national authorities. Failing to comply with these regulations can result in legal penalties and fines.
Saving Time and Money: By locating gas pipes accurately, contractors can plan and execute their work more efficiently, saving time and money. This also helps avoid delays and disruptions to the gas supply and minimizes the risk of accidental damage to the pipes.
Preventing Damage: Accidentally damaging a gas pipe can be expensive to repair and can cause significant disruptions to the gas supply. By locating gas pipes, contractors can plan their work around them, preventing accidental damage.
Environmentally Conscious: Accurate locating of gas pipes helps prevent gas leaks, which can lead to environmental pollution. Gas leaks can also release greenhouse gases, which contribute to climate change.
Overall, locating gas pipes is critical for public safety, compliance with regulations, and environmental protection. It can also help save time and money while preventing damage to the gas supply infrastructure.