Engineering Documentation

tubesA&E coordinates and documents underground utilities installations and repairs of lines for:

  • Sewers
  • Drains
  • Electricity
  • Telecommunications

These records facilitate efficient underground work and prevent accidents which can cause unnecessary disruption of services. The engineering group maintains historical records, current documentation in Autocad format, and digital photographs.

Natural Gas Distribution System

Tulane University owns and operates a master meter natural gas distribution system on campus.  Its  purpose is to provide a reliable and save, economical source of energy for heating purposes to buildings adjacent to the underground gas pipelines.  The pipeline system has the capacity to reliable deliver natural gas to the facility. 
The hazards of natural gas are that it is odorless, colorless, tasteless, lighter than air and can ignite and/or explode with tremendous force when mixed with the right amount of air.

Prevention measures taken include adding odorant to the gas to give it that distinctive smell, similar to rotten eggs, to warn us of its presence; testing the odorant level each calendar quarter; and performing annual gas leakage surveys.

Anyone who may smell this odor on the university campus or notice any unusual condition on or near gas mains, vents, service lines, meter sets, or especially inside of a building should call Tulane University customer service/emergency (504-865-5445) immediately.  If you smell a strong gas odor inside a building, notify everyone in the building to leave.  Do not create any ignition sources such as operating electrical switches or using the phone.  Go a safe distance away upwind of the gas smell and then call 504-865-5445.  With any gas leak, protect life first, then property, then notify Tulane University.

State and federal laws require excavators to notify the state LA One-Call Center (811 or 1-800-272-3020) 48 hours before digging. To obtain any information concerning the pipeline location call Tulane University maintenance department. If any excavation is planned you must notify the LA One-Call Center which will notify Tulane University to locate any gas lines. Call 48 hours before digging.

To obtain additional information, report gas leaks, or report other gas related information contact Tulane University (504-865-5445). This information is provided as a public awareness notice.



Facilities Services, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5441