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1

During a natural gas emergency, restrict vehicle and pedestrian traffic to outside a ____' radius.

300 foot

2

When checking a structure with a gas monitor, what two areas are the most important areas to check?

Basements
Upper areas

3

You should withdraw from a structure when a gas level reaches what percentage?

20% or greater

4

Natural gas has a lower explosive limit of what percentage?

5%

5

Natural gas has a flammable range of what percentage?

5 to 15%

6

What items should you never bring into the natural gas hot zone?

Cell phones

7

What is the vapor density of natural gas?

0.6

8

What are the three types of gaspipe found in Portland?

1. Steel
2. Buried polyethylene
3. Poly pipe inserted in a casing

9

Steelpipe is used for all gas pipelines of what type?

Transmission – pressure pipelines

10

How much pressure is the steelpipe able to maintain?

50 - 800 PSI

11

What is the standard pressure for steelpipe?

Less than 50 psi

12

What type of gas pipe is able to ground itself to the soil?

Steelpipe

13

What is the danger of buried polyethylene pipe or poly pipe in a casing, when it is damaged?

A static charge can build up causing ignition

14

What is the danger of Poly pipe to adjacent structures?

Little to no risk, usually localized

15

What is the most commonly used type of gaspipe found in Portland on new construction?

Poly pipe

16

What does Northwest natural use to upgrade existing gas service?

Poly pipe inserted into a casing

17

What are two situations when Northwest natural always uses steelpipe?

Transmission line
Soil conditions require it

18

What is the easiest way to identify poly pipe in a casing?

1. A white plastic sleeve over the steelpipe where the pipe enters the soil at the meter
2. A large metal ring placed around the pipe just below the shutoff valve

19

Is a static charge is deemed to be an issue, What might crews do to remedy the situation?

Dig down to the pipe greater than 10 feet away and soak pipe with water.

20

What is the primary danger when dealing with encased Poly pipe?

Natural gas can travel back to the casing to the main.

21

Where should you never direct the hose stream on natural gas emergencies?

Into the hole

22

If there is a serious natural gas leak escaping outside of the structure with no fire, and there is danger to personnel, where can you shut off the gas?

The valve located at the curb just on the customer side of the property line

23

You should never operate any gas valve that is located where?

In the street

24

A gas valve that is by the curb can be usually found at what three types of facilities?

1. Commercial
2. Institutional
3. Industrial

25

Is it okay to operate valves located on large complex gas meters at commercial locations?

Only if there is imminent life or property threat.

26

When approaching a residence on the natural gas emergency what should you never use at the front door?

The doorbell. Knock and enter

27

Is it okay to turn off the main circuit breaker to a building at a natural gas emergency?

no, this may cause a spark.

28

When ventilating at a natural gas emergency, what type of fans should you use?

Electric fans with explosion proof switches

29

When ventilating A structure at a natural gas emergency, Where should you start ventilating?

First, where the greatest concentration is, then from the top down

30

If ventilation cannot be done safely inside a structure, where should you ventilate?

From the outside until it is safe to go inside.

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