What is gas testing equipment?
Gas testing equipment is used by qualified Gas Safe registered engineers to check the safety of gas pipework and appliances.
When a new gas installation is completed, it's important that it is checked for leaks before gas is distributed throughout the system.
For more information please visit the Gas Safe register website.
The law states that to work with gas appliances such as boilers or cookers, you must be properly qualified and Gas Safe registered to do so. Gas testing equipment should only be used by Gas Safe registered engineers.
The main types of gas testing equipment are gas test gauges and gas leak detector spray.
Gas test gauges
A gas test gauge is an instrument used to check the gas pressure of pipework and various domestic and commercial appliances, including meters and boilers.
Gas test gauges are sometimes called manometers. They measure the pressure of gas appliances in millibars and come in a number of different sizes for measuring the pressure of different gases.
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Gas leak detector sprays
After pipework or gas appliances are tested with a gas test gauge, as a precautionary measure, gas leak detector spray is applied.
If a pressure test carried out with a gas test gauge indicates that there is likely to be a gas leak, gas leak detector spray is useful in locating the source of the leak.
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