The greatest appeal to bypass technology is the ability to perform maintenance, inspection, or meter change outs without interruption of gas flow for the consumer. Since 2006, A.Y. McDonald has been providing a solution with our bypass meter bars but we have recently added another one to the mix: The Portable Bypass Kit.

Living up to its name, the durable and lightweight Portable Bypass Kit is designed to provide technicians with a safe and easy transport option of external gas to the job site when bypassing a meter set for inspection, maintenance, meter change out, regulator, riser valve, or sample testing. The kit can be used with A.Y. McDonald’s angled body bypass valves and bypass bars, allowing continuous service to the customer. This means no reschedules, no loss of pilot lights, and no interruption of service. With optional adapter valve sizes of 1/4” or 3/8” and optional regulator sizes of 5”-10” WC or 2 PSI, the user experiences flexibility in the meter sets they are servicing. Below is a complete list of the Portable Bypass Kit’s features and benefits:

  • All-in-one system: regulator, gauges, and cylinder
  • Made of durable materials for a long-lasting product - yet lightweight for easy transportation from service truck to service location
    • Powder coated
    • Designed to protect gauges and components while easily visible to the technician
  • Dimensions of 11” x 9.5” x 23” and a complete weight of 28 pounds
  • Gas hose rated to 350 PSI with a spring guard
  • Regulator size options of 5”-10” WC or 2 PSI
  • Optional adapter valve size of 1/4” or 3/8” adapters
  • Optional Quick Connect HP Adapter for easy cylinder refill or connection to backup cylinder
  • Natural gas rated cylinder, hose, and adapters

As an alternative route to bypassing a meter set, utilities can experience all the benefits of bypass technology in a safe and convenient package with A.Y. McDonald’s all-in-one Portable Bypass Kit. With well over a decade of bypass experience on our side, you can consider A.Y. McDonald an expert.

For more information on the Portable Bypass Kit and A.Y. McDonald gas products as a whole, call our customer service department at 1-800-292-2737, fill out a contact us form or take the 'A.Y. McDonald's Portable Bypass Kit' AYU course.