If you are in charge of creating the pipeline for a large construction project, before the pipeline is even laid down, you need to figure out how you plan to route the pipeline. Creating the right route for the pipeline is as important as the construction of the pipeline. When creating the pipeline route, make sure you know all local laws and regulations, think about the land use, and find out the most direct route for your pipelines.
#1 Local Laws & Regulations
Before you begin to design the pipeline, you need to make sure that you understand all the local laws and regulations in regards to placing pipelines. Spend times learning the rules inside and out by talking with those who regulate pipelines in the area and by talking to individuals with experience laying pipelines in the area. Both of these sources will be able to let you know the legal challenges you may encounter when laying pipelines, as well as some of the loopholes in the laws that you need to be aware of. Be sure to ask about ways to minimize cost while correctly laying down your pipelines.
#2 Land Use
Second, be sure to take into consideration the land use regulations not just for your property but for nearby properties. Are these properties in development yet? What are they regulated for? How will the development of the properties around your construction project affect your pipeline?
Figuring out what the land use regulations and classifications for your will better help you understand how to lay down your pipeline in a way that will make your pipeline easy to access in case of emergencies in the future. Figuring out land use around you will also help you determine how to best minimize the impact that your pipeline will help on the general population of the area now and into the future.
#3 Direct Route
Finally, you need to take into consideration how to create the most direct route with your pipeline while taking into consideration the local laws, regulations, land use restrictions and topography as well. This can take some time and reconfiguration; it is a little bit like a puzzle, figuring out the most direct route while also taking all other factors into consideration. Planning and finding the most direct route can help you minimize costs, response time and the environmental impact of your pipeline.
When designing a pipeline route, talk to local experts about the rules and regulation you have to follow. Research nearby land use and population figures. Take time to plan the most direct route while taking all necessary factors into consideration.