Automatic Gas Shutoff Devices
Some cities and counties have regulations that require the installation of automatic gas shutoff devices, which may include excess flow gas shutoff valves and/or earthquake actuated gas shutoff valves. Regulations vary, but generally apply to new building construction, or significant alterations or additions to existing buildings. Check with your local city or county agency to see if regulations apply in your area.
Safety+PLUS Meter Excess Flow Valve protects from fire and explosion when pipes rupture. This type of device is activated in cases when excess gas flows downstream of the device, as in a gas leak. These units can be installed at the meter or at gas appliances.
Earthquake Shutoff Valves and Excess Flow Valves are certified by the State of California. These devices should be installed by a properly licensed and qualified Contractor.
For more information or to schedule an installation call or go to PG&E's website.