Natural Gas Distribution
- Are you a Public Utility, Utility Owner, Real Estate Developer, or General Contractor with a substantial amount of natural gas and or electrical distribution work being performed on your site?
- Does your project require 3rd party Quality Assurance?
- Do you need assistance in developing and implementing an overall or project -specific quality assurance plan?
- Do you require contractor/supplier vetting services?
- Do you need assistance to determine product and construction specifications?
Natural Gas Pipeline
At CJM Construction Consulting we know the ins and outs of natural gas pipeline construction. Our services are beneficial to both Utility and Construction companies. In many cases the Quality Assurance department of even large construction firms are not prepared, or do not have the expertise to monitor the construction of gas and electric distribution systems within their own projects. Having managed large multi-million dollar utility projects, CJM Construction Consulting has the technical skills and the know-how to aid you in managing this aspect of your construction and/or Quality Assurance program.
Common and Potential Natural Gas Distribution System Quality Assurance Issues
- No print-line on pipe being installed (PUC Violation)
- The pipe-fitter/fuser is not able to recognize a bad fusion.
- Log books and heater temperatures are not correct. (PUC Violation)
- Dragging too many sticks of pipe.
- Contaminated fusion and heater faces.
- Fusion standards of the particular gas company are not being followed.
- Fusion standards of gas company not accessible for review.
- Damaged pipe left in the ground. (Greater than 10% of wall thickness damaged.)
- Air tests not being performed, or not to appropriate length of time & pressure.
- Uncontrolled release of natural gas not reported to Gas Company.
- Saddle fusion process not being followed correctly, (cooling & air-test).
- Fusion equipment out of calibration.
- Fusion qualification card not in the possession of the pipe-fitter/fuser.
- Poor quality fusions; including miters, cold fusions, and bad socket fusions.
- Proper transitions and connection when changing system pressures.
Please contact us for a no charge consultation to determine how we may help you get your utility system quality assurance program up to industry standards.