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California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY
Media Contact: Terrie Prosper, 415.703.1366, email@example.com Docket #: R.11-02-019
CPUC TO HOLD EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON
HYDROSTATIC TESTING OF NATURAL GAS PIPELINES
SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2011 -- The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today said it will hold an educational symposium on hydrostatic testing of natural gas pipelines in order to provide a practical understanding of the testing.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is conducting hydrostatic pressure tests on certain natural gas pipelines in its service area, beginning this month. A hydrostatic test involves pressurizing a section of pipe with water to a higher level than the pipe will ever operate with natural gas in order to test the validity of the safe operating pressure of the pipeline. Members of the public are invited to attend the symposium to learn more about the testing.
WHEN: Friday, May 6, 2011, 10 a.m. - noon
WHERE: CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco;
also available via video webcast (real time and archived) at: www.californiaadmin.com/cpuc.shtml
WHAT: Hear from industry experts about what can be learned from hydrostatic testing, receive an overview of PG&E's testing program, and learn what the public can expect when hydrostatic testing occurs in their neighborhood.
While a quorum of Commissioners from the CPUC may attend the symposium, no action will be taken. An agenda is below.
For more information on hydrostatic testing, please visit www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/events/hydrotesting.htm.
For more information on the CPUC, please visit www.cpuc.ca.gov.
Hydrostatic Testing Symposium
May 6, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Noon to 1 p.m.: PG&E's Open House Available in the Lobby