A code of practice outlining the safety standards for design, installation and operation of polyethylene piping in the coal seam gas industry has today been made freely available.
The APGA Code of Practice for Upstream PE Gathering Networks in the CSG Industry is a unique contribution to the safe performance of the gathering systems used in the coal seam gas industry, APGA Chief Executive Peter Greenwood said.
“The CSG Code is now in its fourth version, and that represents thousands of hours of work from volunteers representing many companies involved in the coal seam gas industry,” Mr Greenwood said.
“Development of the Code was also supported by financial contributions from the industry, as well as in-kind contributions from the major CSG producing companies, constructors, manufacturers of polyethylene (PE), resin, pipelines and fittings as well as coal seam gas engineering providers.
“Importantly, the assistance and support of the Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia Ltd (PIPA) has been invaluable throughout the Code’s preparation.
“The success of the Code underpinned the reputation of the gas industry for safe and reliable gathering systems which has fostered the development of PE pipe manufacturers, welding machines and other equipment suppliers, resulting in significant new capability in Australia.”
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