The Importance of Safety in the Distribution Network
We have a tendency to assume there’s a lack of safety and an abundance of negligence when it comes to the energy and oil industries, but the truth is
that a LOT of effort goes into ensuring the overall safety of the natural gas distribution network. Frankly, there is a lot that can go wrong when
natural gas is being supplied, transmitted and distributed. The larger interstate and intrastate pipelines have to maintain the highest standards of
safety to ensure that a wide range of preventable accidents are avoided.
There are also some regular problems that can take place in the distribution network which can either stop or slow down the natural gas supply. Once
again, appropriate measures are taken to remedy these problems as soon as a defect surfaces. Leak detection equipment, safety education programs,
technicians on call, emergency preparedness and one-call systems are all part of the elaborate safety plan currently in place.
Next time you turn on that stove, you probably won’t give any more thought to how it works than you did before reading this article. But maybe you’ll
think of that extensive pipeline running through the country, the safety measures taken in order to offer consumers this valuable resource, and maybe
it’ll give you a different perspective on where your natural resources come from.