Gas System Inspections

  1. Atmospheric Corrosion (on above ground customers' piping)
  2. Cathodic Protection (underground customers' piping)
  3. Leak Survey (customers' piping, above ground and below ground)

Typically the customer fuel line starts at the outlet of the utility company meter.

End user natural gas fuel lines – above ground piping outside – must be inspected yearly to ensure customer piping doesn’t have any atmospheric corrosion (actual metal loss, i.e. pitting). If metal loss/pitting is found, it should be corrected by a qualified plumber or other qualified gas contractor.

One way to protect against atmospheric corrosion is to keep the above ground piping outside painted with a quality paint for exterior use on steel piping.

Note: If you have above ground piping inside and it is subject to excessive moisture and/or corrosive chemicals, this piping should also be inspected by a qualified contractor yearly.

End user natural gas fuel lines underground need to be inspected for Cathodic Protection and be Leak Surveyed every year. This ensures the steel fuel lines are protected against underground corrosion and that you don’t have any existing gas leaks.

Underground corrosion results in gas leak(s) on your fuel lines which need to be fixed immediately by a qualified plumber or other qualified gas contractor.

Maintaining your natural gas fuel lines ensures that your business can operate safely without any unnecessary outages caused by not maintaining the fuel lines.

As always, Tylex is here to help you. If you need assistance finding a qualified plumber or other qualified gas contractors, contact Tylex today.