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    Strength testing, tightness testing and direct purging of industrial and commercial gas installations - IGE/UP/1 Edition 2

    This standard contains information on the testing and purging of industrial and commercial gas installations.

    These procedures cover strength and tightness testing, and direct purging, of pipework not exceeding MOP of 16 bar and apply to any section of pipework including any appliance/plant pipework:

    For NG, from the outlet of the ECV (fitted on the end of the gas service that is owned by the GT)
    For LPG, from the outlet of the bulk storage vessel or cylinder valve
    For other gases on customers' premises, from the outlet of the isolation point from a distribution point

    They apply to strength and tightness testing in the following circumstances:

    New pipework
    Alteration to, replacement of, re-use of, or uprating existing pipework
    New extensions to existing pipework
    Prior to any work on existing pipework
    Where there is a known or suspected gas leak in pipework
    Where there has been a complete loss of pressure for any reason
    Routine testing of existing pipework
    Immediately before purging pipework (except when taking pipework permanently out of service)

    And to direct purging in the following circumstances:

    New pipework
    Alteration to, replacement of or re-use of, existing pipework
    New extensions to existing pipework
    Where there has been a complete loss of pressure for any reason
    Where there is the possibility of air being present in pipework
    Where pipework is to be taken out of service temporarily or permanently

    Item Specification

    Publication Date  01/08/2005
    Publisher  IGEM
    ISBN  9780717700707
    Format  Paperback
     

    Additional Details

    Author Other
    Industry Gas