A valve manifold box is used to safely distribute gas. A series of gas valves can be used to transport gas to various pieces of equipment or heavy-duty machinery that require the use of gas. A gas manifold box should be installed, along with a new gas unit that will be used at your place of business.
An Organized Distribution System
If gas is used extensively in a commercial atmosphere, not having access to a valve manifold box could result in needing to hook up various gas lines for the gas distribution processes that will be administered. The use of a manifold box allows for a more organized distribution process. The gas source may be installed in one room within your business, and the valve manifold box may be ultimately installed within a centralized part of your business.
The gas source will contain flexible or rigid tubing that will attach to the backside of the valve manifold box. Detachable or fixed tubing can be installed along the front side of the box. The tubing can be routed along walls or along ceilings. Each attachment that is going to be used to distribute gas can be evenly spaced out. A technician who installs a gas manifold box may use labels to identify the purpose of each valve within the box.
Shutoffs Capacities, A Leak Alert, And Security
A valve manifold box can essentially make a work atmosphere safer. A box that contains an automatic shutoff feature can be used when a gas tank is going to be replenished or serviced. Some box models may contain a leak alert feature. This type of alert may sound off an alarm. If a gas tube has a split in it or has come loose from the box, an alert will notify you of this problem. You can then shut off the gas source and contact a technician to remedy the problem with the tube.
A modern valve manifold box may come with a digital display, manual and automatic programming capabilities, and a locking feature. The person who installs your gas source and manifold box will teach you how to program the box. If you are going to be the only person who is designated to access the box, keep the cover locked at all times. You may need to have your new valve manifold box serviced occasionally. This can be performed whenever you are going to replenish your gas source.