December 2019, Vol. 246, No. 12

LDC Report

Innovation Drives World Record Natural Gas Main Renewal

By David Wickersham, President, CEO and Founder, Progressive Pipeline Management  Drivers along the stretch of Central Avenue crossing the Garden State Parkway (GSP) by the East Orange General Hospital in New Jersey would have noticed the construction crews, excavations, equipment and vehicles in the middle of the street. What he or she would not know is that the project underway was setting a world record.    (photo: PPM) The 42-inch underground, high-pressure natural gas main rehabilitated in July 2019 was the largest diameter pipeline to be lined in the world.    The cast-iron gas line runs along Central Avenue, traveling 80 feet

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