Essential Gas Engineer Equipment
Gas engineer jobs need to be attended to by a qualified professional. One of the benefits that you are paying for is that professional will have the right equipment for the job. While there are some bits of plumbing equipment that come under the realms of potential DIY – there are a few bits of specialist gas engineer’s equipment that are complex and expensive enough to be classed as professional only. Here’s a rundown of some essential gas engineer equipment.
Gas analyzers are ideal for installing and servicing domestic oil and gas appliances or conducting combustion performance and efficiency checks. They are used to determine the amount of carbon monoxide and other gases, and deliver accurate measurements quickly to help with emission compliance. Infrared gas analyzers and chemical gas analyzers are used to find real-time combustion efficiency. A gas analyzer measures CO, CO², differential pressure and temperature, tightness and room CO tests.
A manometer is a digital device which is used by gas engineers to measure the pressure of gas in pipes. Manometers can be used to test burner pressure, tightness, standing and let-by and they read pressure in the following formats: psi, bar, kPa, mmHg, inHg, mmH2O and inH2O. Every gas engineer worth his or her salt will have a manometer.
Gas leak detectors
Combustible gases are dangerous for engineers and homeowners. They include Hydrogen, Methane, Propane and Iso-butane. Handheld gas detectors are ideal for locating the source of a leak, even if it’s hidden behind a wall or other obstruction. The level of gas leak detector will depend on the features required such as alert types, sensor and calibration requirements.
Other Plumber’s Tools
There is currently trending interest in the UK in plumber’s snakes and pipe leak tape.
A plumber’s snake is a slender, flexible device which is used to dislodge clogs that are beyond the scope of a plunger. Pipe leak tape, otherwise known as pipe thread tape, is used to create a watertight seal, or lubricate the connection between plumbing joints.