Southern California Gas to Run Make-or-Break Pressure Test on 20-Inch Pipeline in Pasadena, Altadena

first_img 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) will test a major local pipeline by forcing water through it at very high pressure to see if it holds without leaks, a move prompted in part by the tragic natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno in 2010.Late last week, Pasadena Water and Power announced that a hydrostatic pressure test of the 1.6 mile section of a 20-inch high pressure natural gas transmission pipeline within Pasadena and Altadena will be conducted in June.Shari Thomas, PWP Interim General Manager, said the segment runs from the Pasadena City Yards at Mountain and Mentone Streets to the intersection of Crosby Street and North Lincoln Avenue in Altadena.The work is part of a system-wide plan by SoCalGas to further enhance the safety of their pipelines.The test will involve digging around the underground pipeline and safely venting natural gas from the pipeline. The pipeline will then be filled with water and the pressure will be increased to a level that is higher than the pipeline’s normal operating pressure.If the pipeline holds the pressure without any leaks, the pipeline will be returned to service. If the pipeline leaks during the test, SoCalGas will repair the pipeline and retest it, or replace it with a new, pretested pipeline.“At times, there will be the odor of natural gas and a loud and steady noise may be heard as natural gas is vented from the pipeline,” Thomas said. “A letter providing these specifics will be distributed to the residents of the affected areas by SoCalGas.”Thomas also said Oscar Aquino, PWP Materials and Warehouse Manager, and Flo Langilotti, Manager of the Building Systems and Fleet Management Division (BSFMD) at Pasadena’s Public Works Department, have been in regular contact with SoCalGas representatives for the past several months about this project.“I have also met with the SoCalGas Co staff and walked the affected route within the boundaries of the City Yards,” Thomas said.The anticipated start date for the test is June 1, 2016, says PWP.Testing will begin inside the City of Pasadena maintenance yard going north, along Mentone Avenue, west along Montana Street, north along Lincoln Ave, ending at Crosby Street. The project is expected to be completed in 12 weeks, weather and other factors permitting.The presence of SoCalGas and contractors‘ trucks and heavy equipment will be in the area described. Visible work on both the north and south end of the project is expected to impact northbound and southbound traffic along Mentone Avenue. Traffic controls will be in place.PWP says the cost of the water used for the testing will ultimately be paid by SoCalGas through their contractor. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Southern California Gas to Run Make-or-Break Pressure Test on 20-Inch Pipeline in Pasadena, Altadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Sunday, May 22, 2016 | 3:20 pm More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img

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