Grenfell fire calls for gas-pipe probe

PA

The Grenfell tower fire has to a study in incomplete records of gas pipes in high-rise buildings.

Cadent Gas, operates and maintains local pipes in four regions of England, said, some blocks have been omitted, his 10-year-survey.

The company alerted energy regulator Ofgem, which will now be examined.

The incomplete data records created according to Cadent a request is received for information from a Council in the Wake of the Grenfell tower tragedy

Cadent Gas, formerly known as National Grid Gas Distribution, is one of four companies that lead the last stage of the pipelines, the gas in the houses of the people, known as the distribution.
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It is the object, recordings of the network, including risers – gas-pipe arrangement of a building more than two storeys above the ground and has more than two meter points.

The company has four in England’s eight regional distribution networks in North London, the West Midlands, North West England and East of England. He said it received a request from one Council highlighted that there is a Problem with your records.

“Between January and February 2018, Cadent be identified, said only a few of our records in relation to the high-rise building-a building with six floors and above were not included in our digitized records and were therefore not part of our regular 10 – year survey program”, a spokeswoman for the company.

“Subsequently, we informed Ofgem at the earliest opportunity at the beginning of February and have continued on a regular basis about the progress briefings to date.

“In addition to this, we immediately implemented a survey of recovery program to fix the Problem as quickly and effectively as possible. This programme of work will be substantially completed in July of 2018.”

Ofgem said it was now investigated whether Cadent kept and cared for risers and records for all his, whether it has the appropriate systems in place to do this and if it holds, an efficient and economic pipeline system.