The Fayetteville Public Utilities Student Utility Board (SUB) learned about the natural gas department during their November meeting.
The day included an overview of what natural gas is and how it is delivered to Fayetteville via pipeline from the well head.
The FPU student board then visited the West Point Gate Station, which is one of the main delivery points for natural gas in the area. They learned about gas pressure, regulator stations and how the gas system is monitored manually and with technology using fiber links to FPU’s SCADA system (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition).
While learning about FPU’s natural gas department, employees also addressed the importance of safety and the “Call Before You Dig” campaign. Notifying Tennessee One-Call at 811 of your plans to dig or excavate is the law. By calling Tennessee One-Call, you will receive a free, professional locate of underground utility lines prior to digging to prevent personal harm and damage to buried utility lines
The FPU Student Utility Board will meet in December to learn about and participate in the utility’s community service projects.