Con Edison Media Relations
UPDATE ON CON EDISON INVESTIGATION OF JULY 18 STEAM PIPE EVENT
NEW YORK – An engineering consultant today began the thorough examination of a pair of steam traps that were located near the site of the July 18 steam main rupture on Lexington Avenue.
Engineers from Lucius Pitkin disassembled the traps under the watchful eye of more than 30 people – interested parties that had contacted Con Edison. The process took place on a gray-topped oval table at the firm’s Manhattan offices.
The entire procedure was recorded on videotape and photographed by representatives of Con Edison, the City of New York, insurers, attorneys and the New York State Public Service Commission.
The traps were found to contain foreign material, which was collected for additional analysis.
Today’s inspection is a small part of Con Edison’s ongoing investigation to determine the cause of the July 18 steam main rupture.
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