Gas Check

Gas-Con Ltd launches “Gas Check” gas inspection service. Gas-Con Ltd is focused on the safe use of gases and related equipment. Our Gas Talk courses ensure you are operating the equipment safely but Gas-Con Ltd can ensure your equipment is also safe. Gas Check offers equipment inspections in accordance with the BCGA’s Codes of Practice for all cylinder mounted regulators and portable oxy/fuel equipment.

Your gas equipment must be in date and serviceable condition without defect. Gas-Con will inspect your equipment and issue a report detailing any defects and recommendations to ensure a safe system of work.

Have you considered a Gas Talk for you, your business and employees? Our Gas Talk is a 2 hour hands on gas training course.

Gas equipment is safety critical, book a “Gas Check” inspection today.

Contact us at simon@gas-con.co.uk

Gas Talk

Gas-Con Ltd introduces “Gas Talk” a 2 hour hands on course in the safe use of your gas equipment.

Gas Talk’s range of topics covers those using Oxy/Fuel cutting and brazing equipment, cylinder mounted regulators and manifolds for all industrial and laboratory gases.

Complacency creeps into our everyday life as we become more comfortable with using gas distribution equipment, short cuts are taken and safety is compromised.

Gas Talk’s range of courses will ensure you remain focused on safety and follow the standard operating procedures by reaffirming the safest and correct way to setup and use your gas equipment.

Don’t let complacency creep up on you, book a “Gas Talk” today.

Contact us at simon@gas-con.co.uk

Positive Feedback on our Training

Thatcham academy, for vehicle crash Research.

“The Gas Bottle Training this morning was very good, Simon was very knowledgeable and answered our questions as we progressed through the session.  Even though I have used these type of gas bottles in the past and handled them correctly I still picked up extra knowledge and some procedure changes.”

Many thanks for the feedback – Simon (Gas-Con)

Revised guide to gases for the licensed industry

New information setting out industry best practice guidance on the storage of gas in confined spaces has been produced for the drinks dispense industry.
National trade body the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has updated its guidance note GN 9, ‘The Application Of The Confined Spaces Regulations To The Drinks Dispense Industry.’
GN9 has been produced to encourage bar owners and retailers to consider their responsibilities regarding the safe storage of dispense gases – providing them with a tool that will help to satisfy the regulatory requirements placed upon them.
The guide has been produced in consultation with the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and the Brewing, Food & Beverage Industry Suppliers Association (BFBi) and can be downloaded for free from the BCGA website www.bcga.co.uk
Featuring a clearer definition of what classifies a cellar as a confined space, the revised GN9 document joins the 5thEdition of the BBPA’s ‘Practice for the Dispense of Beer by Pressure Systems in Licensed Premises,’ which also gives guidance on the subject. The BBPA also produces the document ‘Carbon Dioxide in Cellars.’
Doug Thornton, Chief Executive of BCGA, said: “Beverage gases and associated dispense equipment are often located in a cellar – which may be classified in law as a Confined Space.
“If this is the case, the Confined Spaces Regulations require operators of drinks dispense equipment to carry out a formal Risk Assessment of the risks to their employees arising from any possible release of the gas.

“These regulations require employers to carry out an adequate Risk Assessment and, where necessary, ensure appropriate control measures to protect those accessing or working in the area.

“Not all cellars are considered to be a confined space and this will be determined by the risk assessment. However, where the risk assessment identifies that a cellar is a confined space then GN 9 should be followed.
“The guidance note has been produced to support an easy-to-use assessment procedure which can be applied in a cellar, classifying risk as tolerable, medium, or high. It then gives any necessary actions resulting from the assessment.”

Cited as ‘the invisible industry,’ industrial gases perform a number of important tasks within the beverage dispense sector.

Carbon dioxide is an inherent component of beer and an intrinsic part of carbonated beverages.

The gas is also relied upon to operate cellar equipment, including the pushing out of products from containers such as a keg.

Mr Thornton added: “Good dispense gas is supplied as food grade gas, in a cylinder that is correctly labelled, tested and in good condition.

“It is essential for serving the product in the way that the drinks supplier intended.

“However, outlets are being targeted by seemingly attractive offers from non-reputable suppliers. These should be avoided at all costs as the impact on safety, as well as drink quality, are hugely significant.”

Gas Safe gadgets

Gas Safety Gadgets

There’s a rather nice new gas safety gadget available that is receiving high praise for it’s purpose. Who loves cooking, a good old Bar-B-Que, BBQ with gas, most of us do at some point throughout the Summer or when celebrating a garden party. What about monitoring those gas levels? What about how low the gas gets before you find out it’s too late and you’ve got no cooked food!!!  For the safety aspect alone this safety gadget is brilliant. The Gas Watch gadget.

Gas Safe gadgets

Never run out of gas again! With GasWatch our system will notify you when gas is low

In the recent review the GAS WATCH came out with flying colours.

This is something you may want to know about before you buy your first propane fill of the season. We got in the GasWatch model TVL214 BBQ tank level indicator, a ring-shaped digital scale (place your tank atop it) with a cord-mounted pod (3 AAA cells inside) that hooks to tank’s collar. Once you enter the tank’s empty weight (read that from the tank collar), any time you turn it on it will show you your tank’s immediate percentage of full. How many times have you gone for a fill only to find the tank really wasn’t all that empty? Or worse, how many times have you left the meat barely cooked while you had to do a gas run? Unlike other tank status readers we’ve seen, this one just uses gravity. Bottom line: the GasWatch TVL214 BBQ tank level-indicator scale tells you in one quick look that your tank’s all set for you to cook.

Don’t experience what football fan and food lover Tony did at last year’s Super Bowl tailgating party:

“My wife, Lisa, and I spent all day Saturday preparing food, getting the house ready, and running errands for our party. The one thing I forgot to do was have an extra propane tank filled, but the tank I had was heavy, so I wasn’t worried. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize how much gas it was going to take to cook food for so many people.

“We were about halfway through cooking 50 hot dogs and dozens of wings when we ran out of gas. I had to rush to the store in the middle of the biggest game of the year and buy more propane, while my guests waited for dinner. That’s when one of my friends told me about Smart GasWatch™. He explained that it could save a party, or simply dinner, by warning when the tank is low on propane. Before my next barbecue, I bought a Smart GasWatch™. I couldn’t believe how easy it was install. And I enjoy the peace of mind I get from using it. I would never have another tailgate party without Smart GasWatch™.”

Coming soon: A smart phone App that allows you to monitor the Smart GasWatch™ while you entertain guests in your home.

Smart GasWatch™ is available at UK retail outlets like Amazon.