8” Steel Natural Gas Pipeline System
Jackson to Angola, Louisiana
West Feliciana Parish Gas Utility District #1 retained SJB Group to assist in the process of securing funding through RUS to initiate a remediation program for its existing 8” diameter 26-mile long natural gas pipeline and to perform all consulting services related to this pipeline’s upgrade. This pipeline is a main feeder line serving the distribution systems for several residential areas throughout West Feliciana Parish and is the sole source for natural gas service to the Angola State Penitentiary. The program was developed to allow necessary repairs and upgrades to be done on the existing line and not as a total replacement.
Major activities included the replacement of valves and the re-establishment of necessary cover and/or burial depth at locations where the pipeline has insufficient cover or has become exposed. The necessary upgrades also included the removal of brush and trees directly over the existing pipeline to facilitate regulatory patrolling and leak surveys along the pipeline right-of-way. In certain areas minor realignment of the pipeline are required to replace sections that have been exposed by severe erosion and wash out.