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August 20, 2021

BelGAS Ready for Strict Federal Farm Tap Testing Rules

P627 Pressure Regulator Offers Made-in-America Safety and Compliance

Newell, W.Va.—June 26, 2018—The federal government is now requiring the pressure regulators on farm tap natural gas pipelines to be inspected and tested a minimum of once every three years. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) amended the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect the change (for more information, read the AGA’s update on 49 CFR section 192.740). Prior to this, there was no set time limit. The natural gas industry anticipates increased demand for regulators as a result.

BelGAS was ready for this new regulation and, in response, ramped up manufacture of its P627 low and high pressure regulator and the R627 pressure relief regulator with internal valve for reliable protection against over pressurization. These spring-loaded, direct-operated, low and high gas pressure regulators provide durability with their powder-coated epoxy exterior finishes as well as installation versatility owing to the multi-position body and spring case configurations.

An optional external pressure registration model (P627M) is also available, as are models with NACE-compliant construction. Other options include the choice of aluminum, steel, or LCC body and bonnet and diaphragm cases. BelGAS gas pressure regulators also feature a wide range of flow capacities to suit a broad scope of requirements.

BelGAS offers fast shipping, ISO 9001:2015 certification, and the confidence that our regulators are made and tested in the U.S. at our plant in Newell, W.Va. The BelGAS P627 and R627 provide a cost-effective way to stay compliant with federal law and, more importantly, to protect the safety of rural natural gas customers living in proximity to farm taps.

About The Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies

Headquartered in Newell, W.Va., USA, The Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies is an AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 certified global manufacturing collective. Its portfolio comprises high-performance OEM, industrial, and process control instrumentation, including timers and counters, digital controllers and panel meters, RTDs and thermocouples, pressure instruments and gauges, FRLs, cylinders, natural gas and propane pressure regulators, valves, air pressure regulators and transducers, tank and liquid level measurement systems, pump and motor protection switches and alternating relays, as well as sensors, DC tachometers, encoders, industrial diaphragms, and specialty silicones. For more information, visit