Major Gas Pipeline Replacement
MBS was recently tasked with a significant gas line replacement project at a local California college. The school’s aging system needed to be replaced, which included 450 feet of gas pipelines and eight manual shut-off valves.
A portion of the project was quite a time sensitive because it needed to be finished in the short time window between the end of classes and graduation. We also discovered that the ground was all sandstone, which required more intensive manual labor to work with. Nevertheless, MBS completed the high priority work in less than two weeks and the rest of the project ahead of schedule as well.
MBS discovered several leaks throughout the aging system in both the pipelines and shut-off valves. The old pipelines were installed near the surface, so MBS installed the newer yellow pipes six feet below the surface, as current code demands.
We also removed an antiquated vault that led to the old manual shut-off valves. It was no longer vital, so we replaced it with a tube that provided better access to the shutoff valves. In doing so, MBS encountered an interesting problem to solve: the vault weighed 15 tons and needed to be removed from a hill! The solution? Hoist the massive structure out with a crane and load it onto a truck and off the site. Our engineers somehow made the task look easy.
Their system was back in working order soon. No matter how complex your project may seem, MBS has the knowledge and experience to tackle it. We take great pride in our work and ensuring the safety of our community.
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