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