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APGA Lightning Safety Proclamation, and LC1027 Recommendation

 

Lubbock City Council Agenda Item

 

Lubbock City Council Testimony Excerpts

 

Lubbock 4759_Ordinance Draft Fuel Gas Code

 

Lubbock Council presentation by OmegaFlex

 

About CSST:

IMG_4008CSST is flexible, corrugated stainless steel tubing used to supply natural gas and propane in homes, schools, hospitals, commercial and industrial buildings. It is not the same product as an appliance connector, which is a similar flexible piping that connects directly to moveable appliances —like ovens, hot water heaters, grills, ranges or dryers —from the wall or floor. CSST piping is an extremely thin-walled piping system that can be routed beneath, through and alongside the basement joists, inside the interior wall cavity or through attic spaces. The thinness of the tubing wall makes it susceptible to damage from direct and in-direct lightning strikes to the structure where it is used.  Unlike black iron pipe, which easily withstands the affects of lightning, CSST wall thickness is readily breached when arching occurs.  Testing reveals that when a pinhole in the wall of the CSST is created by arcing, ignition of the leaking gas can occur leading to a gas-fuel fire in the structure.

 

Omegaflex Hires Professors to Testify Yellow CSST is Dangerous

 

CSST Danger

 

CSST Testing

 

Lightning Induced CSST Fires

 

Investigating the Causal Link Between Lightning Strikes, CSST & Fire

 

Lightning Detection Network

 

View the Testing Report, April 2013

 

View Lightning Test Report, November 2013

 

Facts Surrounding Yellow-Jacketed CSST

 

SEFTIS Report-GTI CSST Final Report-Amended9-5-13

 

Industry Expert Comments on Yellow-Jacketed CSST

 

Electrically Induced Fuel Gas Fires

 

CSST - Fire & Materials Conference