About Gas, HVAC & Plumbing Equipment
There is a huge range of different tools that are widely used by heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) engineers to install, maintain and modify these systems. This sector of business is almost exclusively comprised of systems using liquids and gasses and there tools or testers.
Flow and pressure is used to describe the force and speed at which a liquid or gas travels through the pipes. Testers that measure flow or pressure work to ensure that both are running at their optimal levels as to little flow could not supply enough water where as to much pressure could cause the pipes to rupture and the machinery to be damaged.
Let by and Tightness is a similar line of testers that specialise in performing tightness tests. The Let by test ensure that no additional liquid or gas is being leaked in to the system where as the tightness test checks to make sure that there is no leakage. These two tests are typically preformed one after the other.
Manometers and U gauges are a more general but versatile way of comparing two different pressures typically these are used for close to atmosphere pressures but exceptions exist that allow for a much greater range of testing options. Sometimes these are called differential manometers.
Gas and Leak Detectors are used once a system is known or suspected to have a leak to reliably locate the exact positioning of the leak and enable a engineer to correctly remedy the issue by either patching or replacing the problem area. Leak detectors also allow for detection of gases that could be damaging to humans in a safe and reliable manner.
Flue gas analysers and Gas detection kits allow for waste gasses to be examined and their constituents analysed and presented on screen. This can be useful in a wide range of different areas from analysing the waste gases from combustion in a boiler to ensuring the safety of tenants in older properties.
Oil Commissioning is the checking and maintenance of oil based heating systems whether they are in domestic or commercial properties. These tests ensure that the system is running at the very peak of their efficiency and that any potential problem is identified early so the risk is minimised.
Finally Power Flushing is using high flow low pressure systems to pump out any corrosion or build up that may have built up over a prolonged period of time in a heating system ensuring the most heat generated out of your boiler and minimising waste.