6″ Steel Natural Gas Pipeline Installation – Tehachapi, CA

On this project, Lyles Utility Construction installed a steel natural gas pipeline for Southern California Gas Co. that increases both pipeline pressure and volume in order to provide service to a new high demand customer.   Lyles Utility was responsible for welding and coating approximately 7,500 LF of 6” steel piping, and assisted SoCal Gas with the tie-in. The pipeline was installed in a high traffic area utilizing a horizontal directional boring unit to limit the impact of construction on the community.   In addition to the pipeline, a new 6” metering station was fabricated and installed in order to serve this new customer with gas. The pipeline was strength tested with nitrogen to guarantee safety in accordance with the SoCal Standard Practices.