2017 EFV Rule Update

2017 EFV Rule Update

New Rule Effective Date: April 14, 2017 …
GROEBNER is here to help you sort through what the update to the Excess Flow Valve Rule means for you.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration expanded the use of EFVs to new or replaced service lines for multi-family residences and small commercial buildings to help reduce the risk of accidents. EFVs automatically halt the flow of gas caused by damage to service lines that supply gas to buildings.

New EFV Rule Requirements

  • Required on new or entirely replaced service lines for the following conditions
    • Single family residences (NO CHANGE)
    • Two residences utilizing the same service line
    • Branch off an existing service line
    • Multi-family residences with volumes not exceeding 1000 SCFH
    • Small commercial entities with volumes not exceeding 1000 SCFH
  • Required on service lines continuously operating at 10 psi or greater, with no contaminates and where EFVs are no risk to operation or maintenance (NO CHANGE)
  • Must offer all customers option for installation on existing services – for a fee (NO CHANGE)
  • Requires curb valve or EFV, where appropriate, for applications operating above 1000 SCFH

Determining the appropriate sized EFV has not changed, but here at GROEBNER, we can help you with the process and get the right sized EFVs ordered for your job.

Give us a call today – 800-638-8322!