FireBag® Thermal Activated Shut-off Device for Propane, Natural & Butane Gas

Breakout Session Presentation on May 2, 2019, 11:40 am Central Time, Track C7

Roselle NJ – TECO Americas, provider of innovative gas safety products and solutions, and Washington Gas is presenting to North American utility operations managers on new safety devices to protect property and people—including first responders—in the event of a fire, natural disaster.

The presentation focuses on advances in gas safety for use in IP and LP natural gas residential and commercial metering installations. The devices covered include:

Improving Safety with Thermally Activated Shutoffs
  • Thermally Activated Shutoffs (TAS)
  • Excess Flow Valves (EFVs)

Wally Armstrong, partner and owner of TECO Americas, and Adam Stickl, Production Engineer, Corporate Engineering, Washington Gas Light Co. will discuss the evolution, testing, and implementation of these devices to improve gas safety.

Adam Stickl, Production Engineer - Corporate Engineering, Washington Gas Light Co.
Adam Stickl, Production Engineer – Corporate Engineering, Washington Gas Light Co.
Wally Armstrong, Partner/Owner TECO Americas
Wally Armstrong, Partner/Owner TECO Americas

The presentation is one of the instructional presentations given at the AGA Operations Conference In Nashville TN, on May 2, 2019, at 11:40 am Central Time.

Throughout the conference, TECO America representatives will be available for individual appointments to discuss a utility’s specific application or needs. Appointments can be arranged with gas industry experts Wally Armstrong, George Rocchino, and Chuck Lang by emailing, or by completing the meeting request form on .

The annual AGA Operations Conference is the natural gas industry’s largest gathering of natural gas utility and transmission company operations management in North America. Attendees come to the conference and exhibit to share and gain technical knowledge, ideas and practices to promote the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of natural gas to the end-user. Over 600 operations managers attend the conference to learn from more than 100 technical presentations on gas measurement, operations advocacy, safety, environment, storage, engineering, construction and maintenance, gas control, supplemental gas, corrosion control and plastic materials.

About TECO Americas

TECO Americas is a privately held company that sells innovative fire safety products to gas utilities, commercial kitchens, original equipment manufacturers (e.g. furnaces), and residential end users. TECO Americas flagship product is the FireBag®, a thermal activated automatic gas shutoff. TECO Americas products are designed specifically for the American market, meeting U.S. threading standards. The company’s fire safety products are used throughout the world, meeting international fire safety standards for natural gas, propane, and butane shutoff.
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