The Safety and Technical Advisory Council (STAC) was established on the 20th September 2016, this body serves as a transparent, non- biased, non-competitive advisory council that gives insight on Safety and Technical queries for the Methane Based Gas Industry. The Southern African Gas Association (SAGA) governs STAC, as it was established under its umbrella as an advisory body that reports directly to SAGA. STAC’s objective is to render insight to the Methane Gas based Industry […]

Natural Gas and SAGA

Natural gas is a world-wide low emitting, affordable carbon fuel source. Within the Southern African context, natural gas is used in both domestic and industrial environments. Established in 2009, the Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER) was introduced in South Africa to the natural gas market with the expectation that this regulation will ensure safety of use and good practise. PER regulates natural gas and this regulation requires all equipment to be verified by a designated institution. […]

Hot tapping

Hot Tapping is a means by which access is made to the inside of an operational pipeline, using either a drill or a circular cutter, it is the process of drilling a hole in an on-stream operational piping system without spilling its contents or interrupting its flow. A hot tap is performed when it is not feasible or impractical to take piping or equipment out of service. Hot Tap Applications include: Attachment of a branch […]