BI-TORQ® Valve Automation designs and manufactures custom extensions for buried service, heat insulation, tank mounts and submerged valve applications where the valve handwheel, gear operator or actuator must be extended for operator accessibility. A mounting bracket complete with thrust bearing is furnished to carry the weight of the extension and eliminate load on the valve stem. All extensions over three feet are supplied with universal couplings to compensate for misalignment at installation. One additional mounting bracket is provided at the top of the extension for the operator plus one stabilizing bracket per six feet of extension.