The American Gas Association (AGA) has published a 43-page document intended to provide guidance to natural gas utilities on leading practices that may supplement current practices to reduce the possibility of an over-pressurization event, especially in a utilization pressure system. The document contains practices above and beyond minimum federal regulations, recognizing that not all practices will be applicable given the size, configuration, pressures, and other features of a particular system. The document addresses the following as related to preventing over-pressurization of gas distribution systems:
- Design of Distribution Systems and Regulator Stations
- Operating Procedures and Practices
- Human Factors
- Managing the Risk of an Over-pressurization Event
AGA has posted this document on their website.