Working on Distribution Pipelines includes the construction, installation, treating, reconditioning, taming-up, rebeveling, re-laying, relocating, double jointing and/or testing of pipelines or pipeline segments which transport gas, oil, vapours, liquids, slurries, solids or other pipeable materials. Members may also work on underground and marine cables.
Distribution pipelines include:
- Pipelines for the distribution of gas, oil, water or other products which can be delivered by pipe, and are downstream from the first metering station or connection of the town border station and up to the industrial, commercial or institutional meter.
- All pipelines that are within private property boundaries including the domestic meter up to the first joint or connection through the property wall. In cases of meter relocations, the definition includes all piping to the downstream connection of the existing meter.
- They are made from iron, steel, aluminum, copper, brass, plastic or similar.
- Oil and gas gathering lines, which connect, directly from the well to the mainline or to or from products extraction or processing plants.
- Pipelines constructed as underground cable conduits from town border stations to industrial, commercial, institutional and residential meters.
- Pipelines for pressurized liquids or slurries within the limits of cities or towns, other than service lines or laterals, the construction of which employs the same of similar methods, equipment or organization as used in performing the work described above.
- All pipelines 6” diameter and under.