New Safety Code for Gas Industry

New Safety Code for Gas Industry

The American Gas Association has initiated work on a revision of all existing codes in order to prepare a new safety code covering the material, design, fabrication, installation, testing and operation of gas pipe lines and related facilities.

Frank A. Hough, vice-president of Southern Counties Gas Co., Los Angeles, has been appointed chairman of a committee of 52 to draft the code. The group is sponsored jointly by the American Gas Association and the American Standards Association. Also cooperating is the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The committee is formed of representatives of gas transmission and gas distributing companies; valve and fitting companies; independent research groups; technical universities; consulting engineers and government agencies.

At this writing it is understood no organizations representing fire protection and fire prevention interests are included on the committee.

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