On April 20, 2021, Dura-Line announced a pause in the shipping and sale for any small diameter natural gas distribution polyethylene pipe as they look into inconsistencies in quality. The specific products affected are NGD pipe of 1.5-inch diameter or smaller (specifically, the NGD pipe sizes of 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1 1/4, and 1 1/2 inch diameter). Production and sales of all other Dura-Line pipe – including larger diameter NGD pipe and all of Dura-Line’s conduit products – will continue as usual.
Gas distribution system integrity requires pipe of uncompromising quality, and Dura-Line takes its role as a provider of pipe very seriously. Accordingly, the company is pausing the shipping and sale of small diameter natural gas distribution (NGD) polyethylene pipe as they look into why some pipe sections had inconsistent wall thickness, potentially affecting the expected useful life of 50 years.
At this time, it is unknown how long this pause will last. Should you have questions, please contact your NGD representative or email NGD@duraline.com.