Natural gas is a very effective fuel for home use. It allows you to heat your water, cook your food, and warm your living space. Data shows that natural gas distribution lines are responsible for about 79 percent of all injuries caused by natural gas. Natural gas must be delivered from the utility company to your home. And one of the essential parts of the natural gas delivery system are forged steel fittings. Here are five things you should know about natural gas delivery.
They are the main lines that move natural gas. These lines range from 2 inches to 80 inches in diameter and can reach lengths up to 50 miles. They carry high-pressure, high-volume gas flows and are typically buried underground near roads and highways.
Once gas arrives in the transmission system, it is pumped through high-pressure pipes to reach the storage and distribution systems that cover the delivery areas. The transmission system of natural gas is responsible for moving millions of cubic feet of natural gas per day from production wells to distribution points.
It starts with taking natural gas from the ground at a well and pushing it through miles of pipelines to a processing plant. It’s the most expensive part of delivering natural gas because it entails maintaining vast channels in remote locations. Places with extensive collections of oil wells have different gathering systems for efficient transportation.
They receive natural gas from pipeline companies, compress the gas, and then return it to the pipelines to continue its journey to customers. Compressor stations are one of the most expensive elements of this network.
The natural gas distribution system begins at the main, which receives the gas from the transmission system. The high-pressure gas is piped through a booster station and into a distribution system, where it is distributed to homes.
As the gas is brought into the home, it’s delivered to your heating system through forged steel fittings. This type of natural gas delivery is a direct-vent or indirect-vent system.
The majority of the gas fitting is done by forging steel. This is not to say that other materials are not used. Still, most companies prefer using a forged steel fitting because it is more durable and longer-lasting than different types of material.
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