For customers wishing to make new gas connections our Contract Service team offer a variety of solutions:
Live Riser Transfer
This technique allows a gas riser within a building to be partly renewed or transferred to a new main without switching off the gas supply.
It is available for use on 1” to 6” diameter low pressure services and offers a solution to the problem of replacing services to high rise apartment blocks and enables sections of old service running under buildings to be abandoned.
The method allows significant time and cost savings as there is no need to disrupt customers’ supplies, avoiding the need to test, purge and relight each individual dwelling in a block of flats.
Live Service Transfer
This technique allows a gas service to be partly renewed or transferred to a new main without first decommissioning it. The method is ideal for multi occupancy properties or premises with uninterruptible supplies such as shops, restaurants and hotels.
The service is partly re-laid and/or transferred to a new main without disrupting consumers’ gas supplies. This results in significant time and cost savings.
Live Service Insertion
Live Service Insertion is the preferred replacement method for renewing gas services with PE.
Using the FOAMPACK™ system, our Contract Service offers the technique for services up to 2” in diameter operating at low pressure.
Live Service Insertion allows gas services to be renewed without interrupting the mains supply and without having to excavate in the road or footpaths; all that is needed is one small trench just outside the building to gain access to the service.
Advantages of using this technique include:
- Substantial cost savings as a repair or cut-off method
- Minimal reinstatement costs
- Significant safety benefits resulting from operatives not working on the highway