Gas Safety Check Gas Meter and Pipework Installation

Gas Safety Check Gas Meter and Pipework Installation

The gas meter and pipework installation from the gas meter is key to the correct operation of gas appliances. This installation needs to be checked thoroughly as there are a number of key safety features to be checked which include the following:-

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  1. 1. A gas tightness test to ensure there are no gas leaks. This will include a let by test of the gas Emergency Control Valve (ECV).
  2. 2. The accessibility and correct operation of the gas meter ECV.
  3. 3. The correct operation of the meter regulator to ensure the correct gas supply.
  4. 4. Correctly labeled gas meter including the gas emergency contact number 0800 111 999.
  5. 5. The equipotential electrical earth bonding of the installation.
  6. 6. The correct gas pipe size to the appliances.
  7. 7. The correct pipe work materials.
  8. 8. The correct fixing and installation of gas pipe work.

A failure of the gas meter and pipework installation to meet the required criteria any of the above will result in various levels of action depending upon the severity of the problem.

Obviously a gas leak is the most serious issue. If you smell gas you should not smoke or light any matches. Do not operate any electrical appliances. Open doors and windows to ventilate the property at once. Immediately turn off the gas supply to the installation at the gas meter emergency control valve. Leave the property and follow the instructions of the gas safety adviser.

Continue reading about areas of inspection during a gas safety checks such as gas safety check for gas appliances which is another aspect of the gas safety check.

MTS Heating Services provides the highest possible standards in gas safety check meter and pipework instalation inspections. Call today on 07971-784046 to arrange your safety check.

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