Seismic Valves are essential to protecting your business from gas fires in the event of an earthquake. In high risk earthquake zones like California, seismic shut-off valves are not a luxury, they are a necessity.Earthquake damages compounded by gas line explosions are so prevalent that natural gas contributes to one of every four fires after an earthquake. Because the danger from gas lines during earthquakes is so considerable, MBS Engineering has installed thousands of seismic gas valves in countless facilities throughout Northern and Southern California.
Many companies in California have maintenance plans that include manual shut-off valves. However, in the event of a sudden earthquake, these valves are hard to get to and usually can’t be reached in time by your staff. Even small, nearly undetectable earthquakes can result in natural gas leaks and damage to gas piping. Installing shut off valves will significantly decrease the chance of a ﬁre or explosion and prevent damage to structures.
What exactly are Seismic Gas Shut Off Valves? Earthquake valves, or seismic shut-off valves, are used as a safety device to shut off natural gas lines in the event of an earthquake. They are usually installed on the exterior of a residence or business in order to stop gas ﬂow when an earthquake of significant magnitude occurs. Seismic shut off valves are extremely sensitive to seismic activity and instantly stop the flow of gas from entering your facility when severe shaking occurs, keeping you and your business safe from earthquake-related disasters.
Bi-annual gas line inspections along with seismic valves can help protect your business against the danger of deadly gas leaks caused by earthquakes. MBS Engineering has installed over 100,000 seismic valves, so 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. Want to learn more about protecting your business from earthquake related disasters? Give us a call, we’d love to share our knowledge with you.
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