On Monday, October 8th, 2018, the Florida Gas Transmission Company will conduct a hydrostatic test of its 10-inch diameter natural gas pipeline located in Pinellas County, Florida. This federally mandated testing of the pipeline is a standard industry best practice using water under pressure to confirm the safety and reliability of the system.
The test will be conducted on Monday, October 8th, 2018. The testing will be conducted between the hours of midnight to 4 a.m.
- 35th Street N at 76th Terrace N
- 78th Avenue N at US-19 (to/from East)
- 82nd Avenue N at US-19 (to/from East)
- 40th Way N at US-19
- Gateway Center Boulevard at US-19
- Mainlands Boulevard W at US-19
- All movements to access US-19 Northbound Frontage Road from 110th Avenue N
- 115th Avenue N at US-19 Northbound Frontage Road
About The Test
A hydrostatic pressure test consists of filling a pipeline with water and then pressurizing the water. Before the test begins, all natural gas is removed from the system. System valves will be shut off and customers will use up the natural gas in the system, starting approximately one week before the test. After safely venting off any residual remaining natural gas, the pipeline will be filled with water to begin the hydrostatic pressure test. During the test, natural gas service will be maintained on a separate Florida Gas Transmission pipeline, so customers can maintain their normal use, uninterrupted.
Under normal conditions, the natural gas pipeline operates at 712 PSI (pounds per square inch) of pressure. Under hydrostatic testing conditions the pipeline will be stressed, with water, to almost double that pressure (1,500 PSI) for approximately 30 minutes. The second stage of the hydrostatic test will maintain the pressure on the pipeline at 1,350 PSI for approximately 8 hours.
If any integrity issues in the pipeline are found during the test, they will be corrected as soon as possible, immediately following the removal of the water from the system. After any required repairs are completed, the entire hydrotest will be performed again. Upon successful completion of the test, the water will be removed from the system, and normal natural gas service will be resumed.
Greetings Mainlands Residents.
I have an important statement to make and I am requesting that you pass this information to your neighbors and friends.
Please understand that the Business office bears no responsibility regarding information that is broadcasted via homeowners through social media, emails, robo or telephone calls. We do take full responsibility for any official notices or alerts which are generated by the business office. These can be found on the Associations Website, TV Channel 732, and /or Robo Calls in which we always identify ourselves within the first 5 seconds of the call.
We have received several complaints from homeowners stating that they received wrong information. Upon investigation we were able to determine this information arrived via one homeowner to another by telephone, email, or the Nextdoor Website. We cannot and do not control any of these forms of communication so therefore will not take responsibility for same. If you receive information, not generated by the office, we ask that you please contact us to verify before you pass along to others.
On another note, several of our residents have called to state they are not receiving the robo calls. Please understand that the call list is generated via the data base for each unit. If you have changed your contact number you must call the office and let us know so we can change the information in our records. Also please note that if you press the #5 while the call is in progress you are notifying the robo system that you wish to be removed from the call list. Over the last few days we have heard from many of our residents who state they have accidently removed themselves. If this is the case please call the office and let us know and we can resubmit your contact number and you will then receive all robo calls.
Please pass this statement on so as to control false information spreading through the community.
Thank You and Good Day!
Mollie Kirhagis, LCAM
Mainlands of Tamarac