In the natural gas industry, it takes a lot more than a good product to provide exceptional service to the whole community. With safety and efficiency being the leading attributes to a successful gas utility, the industry will thrive by continuing to invest in new (and digital) processes. Thankfully, there are apps and traceability tags for that. Continue reading
- How do I size a jet pump?
- What’s the difference between PSI and inches of water column?
- When did ball valves come into existence?
- Where does the pressure reducing valve lie on the northern and southern water service lateral installations?
Without gas valves, the natural gas distribution process wouldn’t be as efficient and safe as it is today. In addition to controlling gas flow within a structure, these lifesavers are also considered the primary shut off for meter service, which is largely due to their gas tight seal.
Do you remember, just a decade ago, when every cell phone type seemed to have its own charger to go with it? Many people couldn’t share chargers and a new one was required with the purchase of a new phone. Gas utilities have to deal with the same concept when it comes to switching out meters and matching meter connection sizes. However, the use of meter adapters makes the concept of gas meter standardization not just a reality, but also the most practical solution. (highlight to tweet) Continue reading
Since the year 1,000 B.C., civilization has been taking advantage of the many benefits natural gas provides to our everyday lives. As a common ingredient found in certain products such as paints and medicines, along with the fuel that powers our favorite appliances, natural gas has quickly become an essential energy source and component to our survival. Continue reading
It takes the collaboration of many parts and pieces in order to provide the proper amount of natural gas to a home. Between BTUs, inches of water column, and PSI, the terminology used in measuring high pressure gas parts really keeps the industry itself connected. When it comes to meter connections in particular, there’s one measurement that stands out from the rest and that’s ‘light size’. Continue reading
We challenge you to a quest of hunting and documenting ‘A.Y. in the Wild’. Every time you come across an A.Y. McDonald product being used out in the world, whether it’s a gas meter bar, curb box lid, or even a sump pump, snap a picture and either email us or send via any of our social media pages. Continue reading
You know the rust that clings to all your favorite things, such as your bike, car, or maybe even the swingset? We all know that the moment you see that orange-ish brown substance, it only goes downhill from there – much like the movie The Blob. However, the first step in pinpointing where rust comes from is recognizing that what these possessions all have in common is that they’re metal-based. Continue reading