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Title: District Regulator Station Design - A Case Study
Author: James P. Davis, Scott A. Laplante
Source: 2005 Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course
Year Published: 2005
Abstract: This paper outlines a recently developed design concept for buried district regulator stations. It will focus on the research and design findings used by NSTAR to develop the smallest practical prefabricated buried vault considering the following: 1. Standardization of design 2. Regulator sizing flexibility 3. Code mandated venting requirements 4. Installation flexibility 5. Best egress and ergonomics 6. Material selections 7. Cost savings A process improvement team worked three years to develop an approach that has rewarded NSTAR with designs and final installations warmly received by field technicians while saving costs in both capital and O&M.