Commercial Gas Management
Dutyholders and Landlords Responsibilities for the Commercial Gas Appliances
Commercial boilers are used to heat buildings that have a heating and cooling system referred to as a central system, where boilers provide hot water or steam for heating. As a landlord, you are legally responsible for the safety of your tenants in relation to gas safety.
As a landlord, you are legally responsible for the safety of your tenants in relation to gas safety. Landlords are to get a competent contractor to undertake annual safety checks on gas appliances and ﬂues, covering:
- Repair and maintain of gas pipework, flues, and appliances in safe condition.
- Servicing of gas fired appliances that must be undertaken as per manufacturer's instructions.
- Keep a record of each safety check.
Our Risk Management Services Cover:
Quality Control Inspections
These are important to the landlord as the inspection is a systematic examination of the contractor practices to ensure contractors have completed the work correctly and in accordance with relevant regulation and manufactures instructions on the contractual service regimes. Also, the operation and maintenance of the system to ensure all associated plant is working effectively. Our highly trained inspectors carry out flue gas analysis of gas fired equipment within the boiler room, inspect all assets associated with the gas appliances and review the equipment effectiveness. We undertake a review of the contactor service reports and practices to ensure all work adhered to the specified requirements. All findings are appropriately recorded and communicated to the responsible person.
Stock Condition Surveys
Our expert gas consultants undertake in-depth reporting surveys of the plant condition, operation, installation, and maintenance of plant equipment. This will identify that the plant is operating efficiently to maintain thermal performance, save energy, reduce costs, and extend plant and equipment life expectancy. If required, a test of the heating system water quality can be undertaken to ensure correct levels of inhibitor are present to ensure system is protected from future deterioration as well as to maintain the correct operation of plant equipment protecting client's investment.
Management System and Operation Audits
Our management system audits are a detailed review of the management plan, safety precautions, project development and contractor competence to determine whether current management is effective, and works are carried out in accordance with the relevant regulations and standards. Our audits identify whether precautionary measures remain effective, the current condition and performance of the system, management systems in place and projects are completed in accordance with the agreed completion date. The report will provide client options on the heating system offering pros and cons including a conclusion with the best recommended outcome on our expert advice to increase energy efficiency and carbon footprint including options for green energy including solar, heat source and air source.
Major Repairs, Replacements and Upgrades
The project management starts from a stock condition report and then full management of the contract is provided. Monitoring of the contractor's performance and competence. Tightness testing of gas pipework after installation will be carried out and verification of documents to ensure all projects are completed in a safe competent manner and in accordance with relevant regulations. Inspection of all completed operational and maintenance manuals are undertaken. Our specialist consultants develop and assist in; specification documents, manage system projects, provide trusted advice on the gas regulations and guidelines to prevent misuse, excessive consumption and faulty equipment associated with the gas appliances.
Project Management and Tender Procurement
An in-depth site survey will be carried out and reported. Recommendations on findings to the client and a progress of works submitted. Tender documents will be developed identifying most appropriate suited equipment. Evaluation of all tender returns with be carried out ensuring all accompaniment tender documents are present. All works will be managed from start to finish and once complete a practical completion statement will be issued to the responsible person. The client will benefit from having expert technical advice with regular updates of technical information and works being undertaken and assurance that works are being undertaken to the gas safety regulations and manufacturer's instructions.
Gas Safety and Management Training
All personnel involved with the management of control measures and work activities, must be properly trained to a level that ensures tasks are carried out in a safe, technically competent manner and receive regular refresher training. Our qualified trainers provide an extensive range of gas safety training courses, from introductory awareness to an advanced level. This includes; classroom courses, seminars, public courses and practical skills-based workshops that have been specifically developed to meet the needs of candidates at all levels of technical competence and experience. We also deliver tailored training courses for clients at their premises.
How Can We Help
Our specialist consultants assist the organisation on a range of administration issues and risk management to comply with statutory requirements, including project management.
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Commercial Boiler Components
Commercial gas boilers are gas appliances rated above 70kW and are used to provide centralised heating and usually contain the following parts and components:
- The burner provides the flame that heats the supplied water in the boiler. The burner is responsible for generating the mixture of fuel of oxygen that produces a constant burning flame.
- The combustion chamber is the area within the boiler where fuel is burned to heat the water. The chamber contains the burners and is designed to provide a secure area for high-temperature combustion of volatile fuel. The chamber is generally constructed of cast iron, steel, or other heavy-duty metal.
- The heat exchanger is an essential component that transfers the heat produced by the burners to the water in the boiler. Heat exchangers are commonly made of cast iron, bundles of steel tubes, or copper.
- System controls allow users to set water temperature, ignition, air and fuel supply mixtures, and internal pressure. The controls regulate when and how often the burner fires, the temperature of the water, the rate at which fuel is used, and the quality of the mixture of fuel and oxygen. Safety controls also exist that ensure that the internal pressures in the boiler does not exceed safe levels, that water temperature stays within a safe range, and that the system continues to operate properly.
- The Exhaust stack, which is also known as the flue, is the run of pipes that transmit exhaust gases away from the property. The exhaust stack must be correctly constructed to ensure that dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide are safely vented away from the interior of the property.