OPW Engineered Systems, a natural gas equipment manufacturer working closely with GTI to improve the safety of this utility, has introduced the HaloValve natural gas safety breakaway, which creates a clean break between meter and riser and immediately seals the gas line in the event of a gas meter impact leak.
“Our partnership with GTI and OPW Engineered Systems combines the industry and engineering expertise to provide equipment that effectively addresses the biggest natural gas challenges. One of the most prevalent incidents is impact damage to residential and commercial gas meters, which can cause gas leaks,” said Dave Morrow, Director of Sales. “The new HaloValve breakaway is the only technology on the market that provides instant and effective protection against common, but dangerous, gas line breaks.”
There are five major causes of gas meter impact damage, including:
HaloValve is a patented breakaway valve installed to the riser where most breaks occur, including those caused by the above phenomena. Upon impact, HaloValve instantly seals the line, preventing the flow and accumulation of gas until the line can be repaired.
A safe and efficient way to power homes and businesses, natural gas is increasingly becoming the fuel of the future. To keep the supply of natural gas even safer, OPW Engineered Systems works with GTI and OPW Engineered Systems to develop solutions for the industry’s biggest challenges.
While a catastrophic incident is not going to result from every single meter impact or leak, it is a costly hazard for homeowners, businesses and personal safety, and one that has only been prevented by low-tech solutions like bollards. To learn more about OPW Engineered Systems and its new HaloValve natural gas safety breakaway, please visit HaloValve or contact OPW Engineered Systems.
About OPW Engineered Systems
A safe and efficient way to power homes and businesses, natural gas is increasingly becoming the fuel of the future. To keep the supply of natural gas even safer, OPW Engineered Systems works with GTI and OPW Engineered Systems to develop solutions for the industry’s biggest challenges. Our first step is to fight line breaks, a common and dangerous occurrence, with the HaloValve natural gas safety breakaway, designed to create a clean break between riser and meter. This closes the gas line and prevents a minor accident at a meter from becoming a major catastrophe.