Explore our FAQs below and make informed decisions for enhanced natural gas safety and meter leak prevention.
The HaloValve was born out of the need for added protection for Meter Set Assemblies in high-risk areas. These high-risk areas include Meters (or Farm-Taps) located in high-traffic areas, parking lots, roadways and alleyways. In addition, high-snow areas where falling snow could potentially pose a risk.
In many situations, bollards do not provide adequate protection. Upon impact bollards may bend or break, providing little protection. The HaloValve should be considered in any high-risk situation where bollards are being considered.
In some installations bollards aren’t practical or wanted and HaloValve can provide an alternative form of protection in these situations. The HaloValve coupled with bollards would provide instant and effective protection from the accidental rupture of gas meter lines.
Possibly. In a high-risk situation, the EFV may not provide adequate protection. For example, if there were a line failure downstream of the regulator, the EFV wouldn’t trigger. Smaller leaks may also not trigger the EFV. The HaloValve ADDs an additional layer of protection for any at-risk Meter Set, with or without the presence of an EFV.
The HaloValve is ideal for high pressure/Farm-Tap applications. These installations are typically difficult to protect and located near roadways with high amounts of traffic. A high-pressure unit rated at 1,000 psi (69 bar) is available for these applications.
There are lots of variables involved with a Meter Set Installation. How is the Meter Set assembly installed? From what direction would the meter be impacted (front, side, above)? What is the potential speed of impact? We tested nearly every scenario and found that the HaloValve would ADD protection to any scenario. The ultimate level of protection, however, does depend on the variables that are inherent to the specific installation.
Not necessarily. The original intent of the HaloValve was for use with EXISTING meters located in high-risk locations since many of these installations do not have an EFV and may be difficult to protect. While the HaloValve is ideal for these situations, its design allows it to be easily integrated into existing installations, making it a first-choice option for not only new construction but an existing install that is in need of an upgrade.
In most situations, the HaloValve can simply be installed directly onto the meter’s shutoff valve, making it ideal to retrofit to existing Meter Sets.
Currently the HaloValve is available in only a 3/4" size. A 1" unit is currently under development and is expected to be available later in 2020.
HaloValve is available through a select network of distributors. For further information and to identify your local contact, please click here.
Yes, the operational capabilities of the HaloValve enable utility companies to comply with the requirements of the PIPES Act legislation of 2020 by helping eliminate the accidental release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere during a high-impact disconnection incident.