Gas Tightness Test Min

Stop! Have You Checked Your Gas Pipes and Boiler Recently?

Gas Tightness Testing Saves Lives

According to the Institute of Gas Engineers, it’s recommended that commercial gas pipe systems and boilers are regularly inspected to check the tightness and security of the fittings… but how many institutions are skipping on this important aspect of boiler maintenance?

What Is Gas Tightness Testing?

Gas tightness testing is a procedure that is carried out on industrial and commercial gas pipework. The procedure checks that the pipework is safe and properly secured, ensuring that it will not cause a dangerous or hazardous situation (e.g., a gas leak). Gas tightness testing will be able to identify any potential risks caused by incorrect pressure flow in the pipes.

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The Process Of A Gas Tightness Test

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Do I Need To Organise A Gas Tightness Test?

Any commercial or industrial premises with a gas system should organise a gas tightness test. According to The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, it’s the responsibility of business owners to ensure the safety of gas equipment

Schools, science labs, and commercial premises should keep a record of their gas tightness testing, including the results of the tests and any actions taken in response.

It’s recommended that a commercial gas tightness test is carried out annually, similarly to the premises’ standard annual gas safety inspection.

Why Is Gas Tightness Testing Important?

Gas tightness testing will check the health of all gas pipes. If there are any problems, they will be identified before the issue becomes hazardous.

If pipes are left unchecked, they may leak. Gas leaks pose a significant health and safety risk. The dangers associated with gas leaks are numerous: fire, explosions, or carbon monoxide poisoning being just a few.