Local natural gas utilities deliver energy to many types of customers situated in homes, local businesses, and even power plants, vehicle fleets, and industrial manufacturing facilities. All are among the end users of natural gas in the United States. The commercial sector as a consuming category is broad and diverse, representing many parts of the nation’s energy economy.
AGA has determined that third-party certification of Schedule 40 steel pipe is not justified nor necessary to help ensure a safe gas piping system when installed in accordance with ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code, 2016. The AGA position is based upon an examination of the ASME and ASTM standards referenced by the National Fuel Gas Code for Schedule 40 steel pipe and its safe record of use in natural gas distribution systems within the operating pressures allowed by the National Fuel Gas Code. AGA has published the attached fact she