3 Reasons It’s Important To Schedule An Annual Inspection Of Your Master Gas Meter
Have you had your Natural Gas Master Meter inspected recently in Arizona?
Your master meter gas system supplies two or more buildings, or multiple units inside one building. Master meter systems allow a multi-tenant property to bill tenants for individual measured utility usage.
Note, it’s the property owner’s responsibility to make any repairs to the system, not the utility company’s.
There are 3 main reasons that property owners should be scheduling an annual master gas meter inspection:
- Master meter maintenance: Annual inspections of the master gas meter are important because many of the systems are older, and have the potential to have problems. Regular, annual inspections will ensure the master meter natural gas system is running properly and there is nothing looking worn, deteriorated and ready to leak. Any damage, or potential leak in the piping of a master gas meter system will likely cause outages for several buildings, so if these potential issues can be identified early, it will save a lot of disruption. Our natural gas inspection services can consists of odor test, proper valve operation, above & below ground piping inspection, leak surveying, gas system mapping, and line locating, all of which are important in the ongoing maintenance of your master meter.
- Underground pipe corrosion testing: We conduct a Cathodic protection test in our annual inspections which can help determine if underground pipes are in need of protection from corrosion. Corrosion, while a natural process, it can be extremely costly for building owners.
Regulatory compliance: An annual inspection will keep you in compliance with regulatory requirements, and will ensure you have the proper documentation to support findings on site at all times. In November 2018 the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted to approve and adopt a new policy regarding natural and propane gas master meter systems throughout the state. Read what this means for owners of mater meter gas systems.
Is it time to convert your master gas meter to individual meters? RP Gas specializes in the conversion of a master meter to individual metering on your property in Arizona. Individual gas meters do not have the maintenance requirements, documentation requirements, and the liability of an Arizona Corporation Commission governed gas system.
Contact us today to get an estimate for your master gas meter conversion to individual meters.