Intermountain Gas Company personnel will be conducting an atmospheric corrosion survey on gas meters over the next few months. Your gas meter may be selected for this survey. This survey includes an inspection of the meter and is necessary to comply with Federal regulations. The regulation requires our employees to physically assess the condition of our meters.
You will be able to recognize Intermountain Gas employees by the personal protective equipment (high visibility vests and clothing) uniforms with the Intermountain Gas logo and will be driving our company vehicles. They will also be carrying handheld tablet computers to complete their work for this survey.
Always allow safe and easy access to your gas meter by keeping the area in front of and around your meter clear at all times. We need at least two feet of clearance around the meter to provide visibility and access for routine work and also in case of any emergency.
This gas meter survey project will be conducted throughout the Intermountain Gas service territory beginning in February with certain areas and will continue throughout the year. The current locations being worked are indicated below.
Operating pipelines in the Northwest can pose unique challenges. One of these unique challenges is atmospheric corrosion. Atmospheric corrosion occurs when raw metal is exposed to the elements. Since atmospheric corrosion affects many industries, products and best-practices have evolved to combat the problem. These include specialized coatings, pollutant abatement, and water avoidance, to name a few.
Because Intermountain Gas knows that atmospheric corrosion will occur, the best way to address it is through a progressive maintenance program. This is accomplished through constant examination of equipment and the application of coatings which repel water and other elements away from the steel.
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