Gas leaks can pose a serious threat to the safety of your facility--especially those where people expect safety, like schools and hospitals. Nevertheless, natural gas is an efficient and essential commodity used in our everyday life for cooking, heating, and powering electricity. In order for natural gas to be a safe and reliable resource, regular maintenance of gas systems and pipes is key. Ensure the safety of your facility with a complete gas systems audit.
MBS was recently tasked with a significant gas line replacement project at a local California college. The school’s aging system needed to be replaced, which included 450 feet of gas pipelines and eight manual shut-off valves.
MBS attended the WEI Conference in April. The conference brings together over 600 electric and natural gas energy operations managers, supervisors and front-line employees for three days of education and networking through thought-provoking seminars by industry leaders and keynote speakers.
It is always better to be proactive than reactive in order to prevent high risk issues like gas leaks. If left unattended, they can lead to catastrophic property damage, as well as put your employees and the public in danger. All facilities should do an annual gas leak survey in order to catch any leaks before they become a problem.
Gas lines, valves and regulators have to be properly maintained and periodically checked for gas leaks. Your local utility company cannot do any repairs on private property. They can only supply gas and do not offer gas leak detection or even repair services. If your local utility company can’t fix your leak, then who can you call? It is essential to seek out an expert in natural gas leaks to do a complete survey so you don’t waste time and money looking in the wrong places. Below are the 3 important qualities you should look for in a gas leak detection company.
Have you ever wondered how gas leak detection works and what tools are used? Gas lines, valves and regulators have to be properly maintained and periodically inspected with sophisticated gas leak equipment. It is essential to have a natural gas leak expert do a complete survey so you don’t waste time and money. Below are some details on what a comprehensive gas survey should include.
Seismic shut off valves (SSOVs) are an essential part of an effective gas safety plan. When an earthquake hits, there is little in your control as far as mitigating damages go. Installing shut-off valves is one of the most simple yet effective ways to ensure you won’t experience a gas fire after an earthquake. Before installing SSOVs at your facility, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to make an informed decision. Below are the most important factors to consider when choosing a seismic shut off valve.
Unlike hurricanes and some other environmental threats, earthquakes strike suddenly and without warning. Nevertheless, if your school districts are in an earthquake prone region, there are measures you can take to reduce the chance of injury, property damage, and disruption at your school. These activities require preparation-- to be effective, they must be done before earthquakes occur.
Make Sure your Building is Up to Seismic Code
Make your school buildings safer to be in during earthquakes and more resistant to earthquake damage and disruption. Depending on when and how they were engineered, built, and furnished, existing school buildings may have weaknesses that make them more vulnerable to earthquakes.