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AGA: Leading Practices to Reduce the Possibility of a Natural Gas Over-Pressurization Event

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.