Gas leaks are a serious business—especially when it comes to your large facility like a hospital or a school campus. But natural gas is necessary for things like heating, cooking, and even electricity. So it’s important to be educated about natural gas. And part of that education is knowing how you can make your facility safer for all the people using it—from your employees to your customers.
At MBS Engineering, we specialize in fast, efficient gas leak detection and repair. When your natural gas pipes are properly maintained and routinely inspected, it helps prevent gas leak emergencies. Regular inspections and service by MBS Engineering will not only save your facility money on repairs and maintenance, but they will improve the capacity and extend the life of your equipment, lower your utility bills and increase the productivity of your workforce. Ongoing maintenance is the first step toward keeping your facility safe from natural gas leaks.
Another important component in gas leak safety and prevention is the installation of seismic valves. In California, earthquakes occur often. Sometimes they’re small, sometimes they’re large, and throughout history there have been some that have been catastrophic. But natural gas safety planning with Seismic Gas Shut-Off Valves (SGSOV) is a simple but effective way to ensure your facility doesn’t experience a gas fire following an earthquake. These valves are designed with earthquakes, accidents and other events of impact in mind.
Regulators are another important component of facility gas systems. The job of a regulator is to control an incoming higher gas pressure down to a desired lower gas pressure to feed downstream equipment and processes. But issues with faulty regulators can cause problems including venting of gas out of relief vents and lock up issues. The MBS Engineering Maintenance Program verifies outlet pressure set points on all regulators and recommends replacements for any gas regulators that are experiencing issues.
Finally, Manual Shut Off Valves allow an easy way to shut off and isolate gas lines within your gas system. If they are not properly maintained, these valves can cause big safety issues. Manual shut-off valves, if not regularly exercised or moved, can become corroded and frozen over time. Also, in some situations, you may find that a property has only one location for gas shut-off, near the main gas meter. This could be in an inaccessible location or at a far end of a property and could result in increased danger in the event of an emergency. But MBS Engineering can inspect and exercise all valves within the system and make any recommendations for valve replacement needed.
Whatever safety component is needed to make your facility safer, MBS can help. We provide skilled contractors who take pride in their work. From construction projects to retrofit, renovations and improvements, we want to help keep you safe. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you make your facility safer.