Natural Gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel, it’s easier and safer to store than other fossil fuels, and less expensive to boot. At the residential level, it’s used to heat our home, run our water heaters, and power our grills. Commercial, industrial, and manufacturing markets use natural gas for the same applications and a whole lot more.
In fact, natural gas is the second most used source of energy behind electricity. Commercial restaurants, food-processing plants, manufacturing facilities, and the pharmaceutical industry are just a few of the fields that use natural gas piping systems to power their businesses.
Storee Construction has been performing natural gas piping installations throughout the Midwest for decades. Whether it’s constructing a new natural gas facility, pipeline, or interior use, we’ll design a system that meets your load requirements as well as jurisdictional codes for natural gas.
We also update or upgrade current systems to meet newer codes and can install natural gas lines in existing buildings. We have the experience to work on multifamily residences, hotels, business parks, restaurants, and larger facilities. Our design-build teams work closely with all stakeholders to ensure transparency and an open line of communication.
Just like electricity or water, natural gas has become an integral part of so many industries. How this infrastructure is installed, if the gas is brought in by pipeline or held in tanks on-site, and where those tanks are located all go towards providing a safe, efficient, and easily maintained system.
Natural Gas Installation Safety
Even though natural gas is the best option when it comes to using fossil fuels, it’s still a volatile substance. Storee Construction fulfills, and exceeds, all code requirements set out by NFPA 54, a national fuel guideline established by the National Fire Protection Agency.
Gas line installation requires using the right piping materials for the distribution of natural gas. For example, buried plastic pipes have been used for natural gas pipelines because of their anti-corrosive nature. When used for internal purposes, however, steel is used because it can handle more pressure.
The national fuel gas code also requires action plans in the event of a gas leak and processes for the maintenance, repair, and service of the system. Proper signage is required, gas vents must be inspected, and shut off valves must be clearly marked. There are never too many precautions when it comes to the transmission of natural gas.
Work With Experience
For more than five decades, Storee Construction has been providing new commercial construction, production upgrades, and industrial solutions like natural gas piping systems. We’re able to relocate facilities, move and maintain large equipment, and perform facility audits to improve building management.
With our experienced design-build teams, we’re able to build your plant from the ground up or improve your existing structure. We’ve worked with all manner of industries and can help to get your industrial, commercial, or manufacturing facility running at top speed. If you have an upcoming industrial project, or just want to learn how to improve your existing building, reach out today.