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In addition to the development of new tools, processes, and products, OTD supports research that results in useful information on various aspects related to gas delivery and operations.


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Repair Wrap for Polyethylene (PE) Systems
OTD Project Number: 2.14.a
Document Number: OTD-17/0001
Pagination: 50p
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Establishment of Yield Strength Using Sub-Size Samples without Gas Line Shutdown, Phase 2
(Mini, full-Wall Longitudinal Specimens)

OTD Project Number: 4.7.g
Document Number: OTD-13/0005
Pagination: 104p
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Leak Rupture Boundary Calculator and Training Manual, and Final Report
OTD Project Number: 4.9.a
Document Number: OTD-13/0002 and OTD-13/0004
Pagination: training manual in pdf format 35p; and Final Report in pdf format, 136 pages
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Residential Methane Gas Detector Testing Program
OTD Project Number: 1.9.h
Document Number: OTD-13/0003
Pagination: 29 pages
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Intelligent Utility Installation Process
OTD Project Number: 5.11.m
Document Number: OTD-12/0002
Pagination: 58p
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Ignition Testing of Electronic Devices
OTD Project Number: 5.11.w
Document Number: OTD-12/0001
Pagination: 27p
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Guided Wave Equivalency to a Hydrotest
OTD Project Number: 4.8.a
Document Number: OTD-11/0001
Pagination: 86p
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50 to 70 Year Maintenance-Free Pipeline Coatings for Critical Locations
OTD Project Number: 2.5.b
Document Number: OTD-10/0001
Pagination: 214p
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Literature Review for "Elemental Sulfur" Deposits in Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines
OTD Project Number: 2.7.h
Document Number: OTD-09/0001
Pagination: 92p
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Evaluation of Flowable Fill Around Buried Pipes
OTD Project Number: 3.aa
Document Number: OTD-07/0004
Part 1 - Executive Summary, 25 pages
Part 2 - Experimental Program, 154 pages
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Natural Gas. Recognizing and Avoiding the Hazards, Volume II: A Training Tool for Emergency Responders
OTD Project Number: 5.a
Document Number: OTD-07/0005
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Underground Facility Pinpointing
OTD Project Number: 1.a
Document Number: OTD-06/0001
Pagination: 257p
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Reducing Riser/Meter Set Corrosion to Lower Lifecycle Cost
OTD Project Number: 4.aa
Document Number: OTD-07/0001
Pagination: 43p
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"Black-Powder" Contamination in the Gas Industry: Survey and Best Practice Manual
OTD Project Number: 2.6.h
Document Number: OTD-07/0002
Pagination: 23p
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Modification of Soil Compaction Measuring Devices for Utility Implementation
OTD Project Number: 3.ee
Document Number: OTD-07/0003
Pagination: 90p
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Free Reports  


Solvent Cleaning and PE Joining Procedures
OTD Project Number: 5.16.a
Document Number: OTD-18/0001
Pagination: 154p
Free Report (pdf 5 MB)
Free 2-page summary report (pdf 142 KB)


Guidelines/Best Practices for Scraping PE Pipe and Fittings
OTD Project Number: 2.14.e
Document Number: OTD-18/0002
Pagination: 114p
Free Report (pdf 4 MB)
Free 2-page summary report (pdf 142 KB)


Evaluation of Meter Set Placement and Clearances
OTD Project Number: 5.15.h
Document Number: OTD-17/0002
Pagination: 73p
Free Report (pdf 5 MB)


Improving Methane Emission Estimates for Natural Gas Distribution Companies, Phase II – PE Pipes
OTD Project Number: 7.10.c
Document Number: OTD-14/0001
Pagination: 64p
Free Report (pdf 5 MB)


Field Measurement Program to Improve Uncertainties for Key Greenhouse Gas Emission Factors for Distribution Sources
OTD Project Number: 7.7.b
Document Number: OTD-10/0002
Pagination: 70p
Free Report (pdf 1.2 MB)


Increase in Design Factor - Phase 3
OTD Project Number: 2.7.l
Free 2-page summary report (pdf 84 KB)


High-Pressure Plastic Pipe Materials
OTD Project Number: 2.c.c
Free 2-page summary report (pdf 1.5 MB)


Developing an ASTM Standard for the Utility Dynamic Cone Penetrometer
OTD Project Number: 3.6.b
Free 2-page summary report (pdf 250 KB)


Evaluation for Impact of "Rework"
OTD Project Number: 2.ff
Free 2-page summary report (pdf 79 KB)


For more information contact Maureen Droessler, maureen.droessler@otd-co.org or 847-768-0608​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​