Remember that underground regulator you installed at your site? Well, it is corroding and putting people in danger.
Many schools don't know it, but natural gas pressure regulators (a necessary safety device put in place to lower gas pressure for your sites gas system) - are causing major problems due to improper design and installation within underground vaults throughout schools in California. I've learned the problem is complex; there is no code specifying where regulators have to be located, but I know they cannot withstand harsh underground conditions that can lead to major and dangerous gas leaks. They are just not manufactured to handle the corrosive environment, and usually the issues is not discovered until it is too late.
What is a Gas Pressure Regulator, anyway?
A gas pressure regulator is a safety device that controls pressure, cutting a higher incoming pressure to a lower usable pressure for gas fed appliances or for flow through existing gas systems. They are a necessary component to any gas system, but always require regulator maintenance and replacements. The standard lifespan of a regulator is close to 7 years in optimum conditions, but if installed in an underground vault, these regulators can become faulty in under a year's time.
It's worth noting that leaks in small, enclosed places (like a 'vault') can fill the space with gas, creating a serious hazard for the safety of those in the area: faculty, staff and students.
MBS has performed regulator removal, replacement, re-installs and re-piping for a number of schools in California in the last month. Some of what was found would astonish you.
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