Michael Hazell

Report issued on first phase of Validation of Installation Methods for CSST Gas Piping to Mitigate Lightning Related Damage research project

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Apr 19, 2011

Installation requirements in NFPA 54, the National Fuel Gas Code, and various manufacturers’ instructions address recommended bonding for CSST gas piping. However, a number of fires have been reported resulting from gas leaks from punctures in CSST Piping due to lightning events. The goal of this Phase I study was to carry out a literature review and gap analysis to inform a future research project designed to validate installation methods for CSST gas piping to mitigate damage due to lightning events.

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