SoCalGas begins valve station upgrade

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas)  has begun a USD3.4M valve replacement and upgrade project at a natural gas valve station in Littlerock, near Palmdale. The enhancements will include the installation of a new mainline valve with automatic shut-off and remote control capability, and upgrades to an existing mainline valve.

The work at the Littlerock valve station is part of SoCalGas’ Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP), a multi-billion-dollar program that is testing and updating the region’s natural gas pipeline infrastructure, as well as upgrading, replacing or retrofitting hundreds of mainline valves in the system with automatic shut-off technology. Automatic shut-off valves are equipped with a control device that automatically shuts off the flow of natural gas in the event of a large pressure drop. These valves also provide routine pressure control to safeguard against exceeding the pipeline’s maximum pressure. The work is expected to continue through February 2017.

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