UNDERGROUND GAS PIPE IN ARIZONA
We use polyethylene gas pipe in Arizona. It’s the same piping that the gas company puts in the ground in Arizona. We only use socket fusion or butt fusion to put the pipe together. When adding a Tee or a Riser it is necessary to add fittings in Arizona. When we fuse the pipe the fittings and pipe are actually stronger than the original pipe when the process is done. Fusing the pipe is done by a certified installer with special tools to ensure a proper fuse every time. After the pipe is fused, it is installed 18” below ground with an approved tracer wire. The purpose of the tracer wire is so the pipe can be located after it is buried with a locating machine. The line is pressurized and awaits inspection from the local inspector, as is all types of gas pipe we use. After we have received our inspection from the local jurisdiction, we add shading on top of the pipe then backfill the trench.
ABOVE GROUND GAS PIPE IN ARIZONA
We use schedule 40 metallic gas pipe in Arizona. It is normally mounted along a Arizona structure and must be supported as per Arizona code requirements.
INTERIOR GAS PIPE IN ARIZONA
We can use schedule 40 metallic gas pipe or corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) in Arizona. CSST has become very popular over the last decade in Arizona because of its ease of installation.