Seismic Valves: How they can make your facility safer in the event of an earthquake
In 2017, MBS Engineering installed over 1,000 seismic valves for facilities like hospitals, schools, and big box stores. But why is that important information for your company? Seismic Gas Shut-Off Valves are essential to protecting your business from gas fires in the event of an earthquake. Often red in color, these valves are used as a safety device. Their role is to shut off natural gas lines in the event of an earthquake—something many facility managers can’t get to quickly enough in the event of an earthquake.
Every California business know that earthquakes are possible. Many have maintenance plans in place in the event an earthquake occurs. Yet many business owners don’t account for how sudden earthquakes occur. In many cases, manual shut-off valves often can’t be reached in time by your staff. Even small earthquakes nearly undetectable by us can result in a natural gas leak—and that can create problems for your facility. But having your natural gas lines inspected bi-annually by the experts at MBSEngineering plus having seismic valves in place can help protect your facility against the danger of deadly gas leaks caused by earthquakes both small and large.
Seismic Gas Shut-Off Valves are usually installed on the exterior of your facility. Our experts ensure the proper size and fit so your facility remains as safe as possible from gas leaks in the event of an earthquake. Seismic valves will stop gas ﬂow when an earthquake of significant magnitude occurs and decrease the chances of a ﬁre or explosion. Since our beginning, MBS Engineering has installed over 100,000 seismic valves in California.
So the next time you find yourself wondering how to make your facility safer in the event of earthquakes, turn to MBS Engineering. We have the experience, knowledge and skills to become your go-to company for all natural gas-related needs, including gas leak detection, repairs, seismic gas shutoff valve installations, new construction, microturbine energy solutions and more. We’d love to talk to you about your facility’s needs.
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