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Electrical measurement equipment such as multimeters, resistors, power supplies and electrical testers are commonly used instruments that require periodical calibration, as well as process instruments advises Eddy Jones of calibrate.co.uk.
The Health and Safety Executive has notched up a hat trick of prosecutions of illegal gas fitters within the space of a month. Only last week we reported in this blog how an illegal gas fitter endangered a Rotherham family, while last month a Suffolk plumber was given a suspended prison sentence for carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work.
Less than a month after a Suffolk plumber was given a suspended prison sentence for carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work, a Rotherham man has been prosecuted after carrying out illegal gas work and putting a family with a young boy at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning or explosion.
A Suffolk plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence after carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work at a home in Lowestoft. Barry Goodge, 59, from Oulton Broad, attempted to repair a faulty boiler at a home on London Road South on 28 June 2013, despite not being registered with Gas Safe – a legal requirement in the UK.
Many gas fitters and boiler engineers in the UK may be unaware of new mandatory regulations which will come into effect from April 2014 to measure and record the carbon monoxide (CO) level in the flue gas when a condensing boiler is commissioned.
This entry was posted in Gas, HVAC and Plumbing, Industry News and tagged gas and hvac, gas tester, Carbon Monoxide, condensing boiler, regulations, flue gas, measurement on January 14, 2014 by Boris.
Ensuring that every piece of test equipment you own is performing correctly can be more vital then owning the testers themselves. Any equipment that gives incorrect readings will lead to incorrect diagnostics of the work required and could potentially lead to a major incident.
A common test many people use to ensure that their instruments are operating correctly is the “bump” test. A bump test is typically carried out before every test and involves briefly exposing the tester to gas. This brief exposure should be detected by the tester and it should react accordingly. The main advantage to bump testing is that it is quick and shows that your equipment is working before the first test of the day is performed.