Seismic Safety Inspection
Did you know seismic shut off valves need to be cleaned out every 6-12 months in order to function properly? Seismic shut-off valves are required for use by the State Architect Division of California on all Natural Gas Lines (Seismic shut off valves are required for use on all Natural Gas Lines by the State Architect Division of California?). Having this valve installed will greatly reduce the risk of explosions or fires that could occur during earthquakes as well as any damage to gas line integrity. MBS Engineering inspects all existing seismic valves or recommends the proper type to install on existing gas lines if an earthquake valve is not installed. In the event of an earthquake, seismic shut off valves will close to prevent gas flow into a structure.Our skilled engineers will inspect, clean, and maintain your valves so that they work when you need them.
Gas Leak Survey
Gas lines, valves, and regulators have to be properly maintained and periodically checked for leaks with a sophisticated gas leak detector. Testing for leaks is essential, especially in an earthquake-prone area. MBS Engineering surveys are designed to locate leaking corroded gas lines.
Gas Regulator Maintenance
Why is gas regulator maintenance important? Faulty regulators can cause issues such as venting of gas out of relief vents, lockups, and drops in regulator set point. These can not only cause issues with the efficiency and lifespan of downstream equipment but can also raise safety issues within the gas system.
Manual Shut-off Valve Maintenance
Manual Shut Off Valves that are not properly maintained by regular exercise can become corroded and frozen over time. MBS Engineering will inspect and exercise all valves within the system and make recommendations for valve replacement, if necessary.
MBS Engineering’s Gas Maintenance Program is a yearly Auditing, Testing and Reporting service for your property’s gas system that identifies, tests and prevents gas related issues caused by aging or obsolete equipment. It covers your gas system assets and outlines recommendations for training, maintenance or repair to keep your gas system performing efficiently and safely.