Gas, HVAC and Plumbing

  1. Crowcon Answers Confined Spaces FAQs

    The Crowcon logo sits on a white background in the top left of the image, beneath it reads 'Detecting Gas Saving Lives'. Underneath this on a blue background, white text reads 'Crowcon Answers Confined Spaces'. On the right of the image a man in a red hazmat suit and gas mask is emerging from a large industrial pipe. Confined spaces pose a significant hazard to workers’ lives. Recently, BBC East Midlands published a story covering a corporate manslaughter trial taking place in Leicester Crown Court. Greenfeeds Limited is charged with two counts of corporate manslaughter after two of its employees, Nathan Walker (19) and Gavin Rawson (35), lost consciousness due to high CO2 concentrations and subsequently drowned inside a tanker.[1] Seven years before this incident in May 2009, two men, Maarten Pieter Den Heijer (30) and Robert MacDonald (45), died as a result of low O2 concentrations beneath the deck of a barge moored on Loch Creran, a sea farm near Oban. Scottish Sea Farms and Logan Inglis were fined £600 000 and £40 000 respectively (these fines were later reduced to £333 335 and £20 000) for breaches of health and safety regulations such as failing to train staff for working in confined spaces like the sealed chambers present on the Loch Creran barge.[2] Approximately 15 people in the UK lose their lives due to accidents in confined spaces; this number includes fatalities resulting from failed rescue attempts.[3] Therefore, it is vital to understand the risks, regulations, procedures, and equipment pertaining to working in confined spaces before you or your employees undertake any work. Thankfully, Crowcon has answered several frequently asked questions about confined spaces using the information outlined in the HSE's (UK) and OSHA's (USA) documentation on the subject.[4] Continue reading →
  2. Fluke Digital Multimeter Spring 22 Promotion!

    Buy a Fluke 114, 115, 116, or 117 Digital Multimeter and get a FREE 1AC VoltAlert. Starting on the 1st April 22, up to and including 31st May 22. Continue reading →
  3. International Women’s Day: Lillian Baumbach, the USA's First Female Master Plumber

    To the left of the image white text on a black background reads 'Lillian Ann Baumbach The First Female Master Plumber'. Beneath this in smaller white text it reads 'International Women's Day and World Plumbing Day'. To the right of the image is a photo of Lillian Ann Baumbach in overalls with a heavy wrench slung over her shoulder. She stands in front of a Baumbach truck and looks over her shoulder with the wrench resting on it towards the camera. To mark International Women’s Day (8th March) and World Plumbing Day (11th March), we’re celebrating a woman who chose to #BreakTheBias in the plumbing industry. Allow us to introduce Lillian Ann Baumbach, the USA’s first female Master Plumber. Continue reading →
  4. Take Safe, Simple, Speedy Measurements with KANE LINK

    A black and white image with the KANE LINK logo in the foreground. In the background, behind the logo are two KANE WPCP2 Wireless Clamp Probes on pipes. To the right of these clamps is a KANE 458S FGA. After years of research and development, KANE has created KANE LINK, a wireless interface that connects your KANE LINK-enabled 458S, 958, or 988 Flue Gas Analyser to KANE LINK probes, adapters, and monitors, allowing you to carry out measurements wirelessly and remotely. With KANE Link you don’t have to carry multiple pieces of test equipment or navigate dangerous trailing wires; results are wirelessly transmitted to your flue gas analyser, and you can send data to print or to a smartphone/tablet with the KANE LIVE app installed, enabling you to work faster, easier, and more accurately. Continue reading →
  5. Win a FREE Electric Van with Testo

    Test equipment manufacturer Testo has launched their new 2022 winter promotion! They are giving a lucky customer the opportunity to win a FREE Nissan Electric Van. Continue reading →
  6. News Roundup: Unregistered “Gas Engineers”

    unregistered-gas-engineers Unfortunately, there continues to be no shortage of news stories about illegal and dangerous gas work carried out by unregistered, unqualified “gas engineers”. Therefore, it is vital that you stay vigilant and always employ a Gas Safe registered engineer that is qualified to work on your gas appliance and your fuel type. You can find a Gas Safe registered engineer or check your engineers’ credentials on the Gas Safe Register or by calling the free helpline on 0800 408 5500. Additionally, always ask to see your engineer's Gas Safe ID card and make sure you check the back of it for the appliances and gas types they are qualified to work on. Ensuring gas work is carried out by a qualified and gas registered engineer is critical to protecting yourself and your community against potential gas leaks, carbon monoxide poisoning, fires, and explosions. Continue reading →
  7. PASS Ltd is Supporting Gas Safety Week 2021

    We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week, taking place between the 13th and 19th September 2021. Organised by the Gas Safe Register (the official list of gas engineers legally allowed to work on gas), Gas Safety Week aims to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. Continue reading →
  8. Testo Autumn Offer: Buy a Testo FGA & Get Your 1st Year of Service Free

    Buy and register a Testo 300, 320B or 327 Flue Gas Analyser or Flue Gas Analyser Kit between the 1st September and 31st December 2021 to receive your first year of service, worth over £100, for free! Continue reading →
  9. An Introduction to HIKMICRO's Smartphone thermal cameras WEBINAR

    HIKMICRO are about to launch their new generation mini smartphone thermals in the UK. Be one of the first to find out more about how these new handheld thermography products can help you in your day-to-day work! Continue reading →
  10. School Solves Plumbing Problem using Testo 883 Thermal Camera

    Read how Stultumshire Comprehensive School solved an unexpected plumbing problem using a Testo 883 Thermal Camera.
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