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Interpretation Response #PI-74-008 ([Robroy Industries] [Thomas G. Giles])

Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Robroy Industries

Individual Name: Thomas G. Giles

Location State: PA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

February 2, 1974

Mr. Thomas G. Giles
Market Manager
Robroy Industries
River Road
Verona, PA 15147

Dear Mr. Giles:

We have reviewed the request in your letter of January 22, 1974, for an interpretation as to
whether the coated flexible steel casing described in your letter requires cathodic protection.

We find that no cathodic protection is required for this protective flexible steel casing because
the casing is not considered part of a pipeline as that term is defined in Section 192.3 of the
Federal safety standards. However, the mechanical connection between the plastic service pipe and steel
fitting just above the ground level must comply with Section 192.281(e) of the Federal standards.

Thank you for your interest. We trust this answers your question satisfactorily.



Joseph C. Caldwell
Office of Pipeline Safety

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.3 Definitions
192.455 External corrosion control: Buried or submerged pipelines installed after July 31, 1971