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Why You Need Commercial Heating Engineers to Do Gas Tightness Testing

You can’t see, smell, or taste carbon monoxide. Failure to detect the toxic gas will lead to poisoning that, at the least, results in drowsiness, nausea, headaches, chest pains, and stomach pains. The symptoms are easily confused with flu or over-fatigue. So by the time carbon monoxide is detected, it may be too late.

It’s all very grim, but when you’ve got gas appliances at home, you need to be aware of these things. For one thing, it will help you secure safety for your family and your property. For another thing, it will tell you what to do. And a key step to take is getting commercial heating engineers to perform gas tightness testing.

 

Certified Professional’s Touch

Testing for gas tightness requires a thorough and systematic approach. It is meant to determine the gas pressure at your premises and make sure that no leaks exist in the system. The tightness test is part of a gas safe test and maintenance, and boiler servicing.

Only commercial heating engineers are certified to perform the test; they have the proper equipment and have gained the necessary training to carry it out. Also, if you lease properties, you are obliged by law to have all appliances, fittings, and flues serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer. And this servicing needs to be done once every year.

 

What Happens During the Test

The tightness test procedure involves use of a device that measures gas pressure, called the manometer. Your gas engineer will connect this device to the gas metre’s testing point and measure the pressure. This will tell your engineer if the pressure complies with current standard.

The gas engineer will then raise the pressure to 10mb and afterwards, shut off the valve. The pressure is then raised to 20mb to monitor the tightness of the gas pressure. When the pressure dips, this could indicate a leak somewhere in the system. Guesswork at this point is not an option.

As gas engineers in Manchester we are certified will know exactly how to trace the leak. They will look at the valves, hob, or joints. They will also use a gas leak detector to zero in on the exact location of the leak.

 

Certified Safe

Having your commercial gas system checked for tightness will not only make sure you have no leak or determine the source of the leak. The professional service will also discover premature wear and tear that may lead to future leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning. By spotting potential problems early on, you will be able to prevent a hazardous situation, and secure the safety of any personnel at your commercial premises.

Keep your gas systems safe and efficient by arranging gas tightness testing for your heating plant. Call our service team today to discuss your options on 0161 427 0541.