Natural gas pipelines are marked along the way with signposts, plates or other markings to prevent accidental damage.
The signposts feature a yellow plate with the following information:
the name and phone number of the gas pipeline operator
the size of the pipeline section and its location in relation to the post
the identifying serial number or km figure of the signpost.
In forest areas the natural gas pipeline can be spotted on the basis of a treeless zone that is 5–10 m wide.
In addition to signposts, reference points on the basis of which the pipeline location can be determined are also used to mark distribution pipeline sections.
The color code used for the above-ground transmission pipelines is purple and for the above-ground distribution and installation pipelines yellow.
To ensure safety, restrictions are in place on land use and construction in areas through which the natural pipeline runs. If you have plans for land use in the vicinity of the natural gas pipeline, study our guidelines and contact our supervisors.