Northern Natural Gas company will conduct delayed safety test July 17Northern Natural Gas Company is planning to test an emergency shutdown system at the Farmington Compressor Station. This test should commence around 9 a.m. on July 17.
Northern Natural Gas Company is planning to test an emergency shutdown system at the Farmington Compressor Station. This test should commence around 9 a.m. on July 17.
The test was originally scheduled to take place in June but had to be rescheduled.
The compressor station is located at 4685 212 Street West.
Annual testing of the emergency shutdown system is a requirement of the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. The purpose is to ensure proper operation of the system components.
This test involves venting gas as well as a moderately loud sound. The sound is expected to last about three minutes.
There is no need to be concerned about venting gas, noise, or personal safety as this testing is conducted in a controlled environment.
The natural gas that is vented is non-polluting and lighter than air, which means that it will rise quickly and dissipate immediately.
Anyone with questions or concerns can call Bradley Peek at 651-463-7126, ext. 3419.