Valley Energy is committed to operating safe, reliable pipelines and protecting the public and the environment from natural gas emergencies. Our highly trained employees monitor our system around the clock and perform regular maintenance to ensure the safe delivery of natural gas. If an incident or leak is detected or reported, we respond immediately – any time of the day or night. We have a comprehensive maintenance and inspection program that exceeds federal and state safety inspections.
Our leak survey program includes:
- Annual Surveys – High-pressure transmission lines and distribution lines, and lines in business districts, are surveyed annually.
- Winter Survey – Perform mobile surveys of business districts when cold weather and frost are prevalent.
- Distribution Surveys – Every five years, we survey all distribution lines outside of business districts.
In accordance with federal regulations, we test and inspect gas meters and associated piping to monitor corrosion and detect potential leaks before they become a hazard.
Pressure on the gas distribution system is maintained by specialized equipment positioned in strategic locations throughout the system.
At each location, additional over-pressure protection equipment monitors and limits pressure. We also remotely monitor system pressures 24/7.