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1 1 PG&E Pipeline Safety Enhancement Program (PSEP) For Fresno County Board of Supervisors Jeanette Ishii Sr. Government Relations Representative PG&E January 29, 2013 Todd Hogenson Director, PSEP Engineering PG&E

2 Pipeline Safety Enhancement Program - PSEP PG&E Proposed a Multi-Phase Program Phase Phase 2 would begin Pipeline Modernization Strength Testing Pipeline Replacements ILI Upgrades & Inspections 2. Valve Automation RCV/ASV Valve Installation & Automation SCADA Enhancements

3 Pipeline Safety Enhancement Program - PSEP 2012 PSEP Results Pressure Testing: Tested 175 segment miles of pipe Pipeline Replacement: Replaced/Installed 40 miles of new gas transmission pipeline Valve Automation: automated 46 valves In Line Inspection: Retrofitted 78 miles of pipe to accommodate ILI tools

4 PG&E Gas System Overview

5 Projects Completed 2012

6 Projects Planned for 2013

7 Pipeline Replacement PG&E is replacing gas transmission pipelines in more parts of our service area than ever before: Engineer & permit the new pipeline Inform the community Construct & strength test the new line Isolate the old pipeline Connect the new line Pressurize the new line Release to Operations

8 Pipeline Replacement Gas Transmission Projects in Fresno County 2012, total miles installed = 16.2 miles 2013, forecasted miles to be installed = 9.1 miles Line 138……Installed 6.2 miles of pipe in 2012 Line 138……Installing 0.3 miles 2013 Line 111A……Installed 8.6 miles of pipe in 2012 Line 111A……Installing 1.6 miles 2013 Line 138D……Installed 1.56 miles of pipe in 2012 Line 118 A …Installing 7.24 miles of pipe in 2013

9 Hydrostatic Pressure Testing PG&E is pressure testing gas transmission pipelines in more parts of our service area than ever before: Inform the community Isolate the pipeline Clear the pipeline Test the pipeline strength Reconnect the gas system

10 Pressure Testing Projects in Fresno County Line 138 (13.5 miles)…….hydro-tested in 2012 Line 138 ( 3.4 miles)…….planned hydro-test in 2013 Line 118A (0.2 miles)……hydro-tested in 2012 Line 138D (1.5 miles)………hydro-tested in 2012 Total of 18.6 miles of pipeline pressure testing

11 Valve Automation We have several types of automation projects: replacing existing valves, adding or changing automation for existing valves, or installing valves in new locations: Inform the community Prepare the pipeline Install valve automation Test and connect the valve

12 Valve Automation Plan to automate 3 valves within Fresno County in 2013 Line 300A, 1 valve Line 300B, 1 valve L-138, 1 valve

13 Pipeline Retrofits Many of our pipelines were designed and constructed before modern inspection tools called “smart pigs” were developed. These important devices travel through large pipelines to inspect welds and pipeline thickness, and identify any weaknesses such as dents or corrosion: Inform the community Install the access point Clear the pipeline: Modify the pipeline Test the new features

14 Pipeline Retrofits for ILI The upgrading of pipelines will include the installation of Launchers and Receivers and removing un-piggable features (plug valves) to accommodate In-Line Inspections (Smart-pigs). Line 300A (39 miles) was upgraded in 2012 for an ILI in 2013 Line 300B (39 miles) was upgraded in 2012 for an ILI in 2013

15 Pipeline Safety Enhancement Program - PSEP 2013 PSEP System-wide Goals; Pressure Testing: Test 190 segment miles of pipe Pipeline Replacement: Replace/Install 64 miles of gas transmission pipeline Valve Automation: automate 75 valves In Line Inspection: Retrofit 120 miles of pipe to accommodate ILI tools, Inspect 78 miles

16 Where to go for more information: Online information about PG&E’s Natural Gas Transmission System and our Pipeline Safety Programs at:

17 17 Thank You


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