Underground Propane Tanks

Underground Propane Tank Regulation Code

November 24, 2011

After January 1, 2001, a new amendment of the national LP-Gas Code will require all underground propane tanks to be equipped with a cathodic protection system. The new code will also require that the cathodic system be routinely tested. A system must be tested when a propane tank is first installed to prove that it [...] Continue Reading…

SanBruno-200

PG&E Natural Gas Leak

November 15, 2011

A small leak was found on a pipeline in Palo Alto, California last week. Pacific Gas and Electric said this was most likely due to corrosion. Corrosion was found on the outer walls of the pipe. The pipeline is a 24 inch pipe that transports natural gas. The leak was found during a pressure test [...] Continue Reading…

Vermont Yankee

Nuclear Power Plant Leaks Due to Corrosion

November 3, 2011

Three-fourths of commercial nuclear power plants in the United States have been found to have leaked radioactive tritium into the earth through corroded pipelines. These incidents have been escalating throughout the years, as more reactors are being licensed by federal regulators. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission found that at least 48 of 65 sites leaked [...] Continue Reading…