House Explosions Due to Pipeline Corrosion Remain a Problem in the US
House Explosions Due To Pipeline Corrosion Remain a Problem in the US
Home explosions due to natural gas leaks continue to be a source of horrific injuries and deaths across the country. Most people don’t realize the significant risks associated with recognized problems with pipeline corrosion in natural gas distribution networks that the operators of those pipelines have failed to correct. According to government resources, natural gas distribution networks are plagued by problems with corrosion or degradation of materials in components of the pipeline networks. Corrosion and degradation of pipeline or joint materials result in pipe decoupling or pipe rupture allowing gas to leak and accumulate quickly to dangerous levels.
U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Pipeline Safety has published reports and advisories on pipeline corrosion issues. Unfortunately, many pipeline operators fail to adhere to these standards. Such failures oftentimes are only revealed when a gas leak results in an explosion.
You can read US DOT Pipeline Corrosion Final Report by clicking here.
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