Gas Tightness Testing

To ensure pipe work is maintained in a ‘safe condition’, the Institute of Gas Engineers recommends that pipe systems be inspected at least every five years. Gas tightness testing doesn’t occur very often, but it should be considered an essential part of every company’s health and safety policy.

Why do you need gas tightness testing?
(In accordance with IGE/UP/1:2003 with 2004 amendments & IGE/UP/1A: 2003). Here is an overview of the legal maintenance requirements of pipe work installations, what’s included in gas tightness testing and the service S&B Heating Limited offers.

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 state:
“It shall be the duty of every employer or self-employed person to ensure that any gas appliance or installation pipe work installed at any place of work under his control is maintained in a safe condition so as to prevent risk of injury to any person.”image8

What Happens during a Gas Tightness test?
Gas tightness testing will:

  • reveal any leaks in the system
  • find any potential risks from incorrect pressures
  • spot wear and tear before it becomes a hazard