There are significant updates in AS/NZS 5601.1 2022 from the previous standard that affect persons carrying out gas installation work.
Clause 5.2.11 Provision of fire emergency isolation for multilayer pipe. Where Multilayer Pipe is used as apart of the consumer piping, the installation shall be fitted with a system that will shut off the gas supply when the fire safety system operates.
The OGS Homesafe has been deigned specifically for this clause. When the fire system the OGS Homesafe will isolated the gas supply. When the fault is resolved, the OGS Homesafe will perform a gas proving test on the downstream pipework to ensure there are no gas leaks. Then allow gas back into to the property.
It’s been an awesome 5 days travelling around NZ demonstrating our latest Oceania Gas Safety product ranges to our customers and consultants. After years of being unable to travel, Craig was finally able to visit from the UK and it has been a pleasure showing him the country I am lucky to call home along the way.
Below is a insight on the continuous work carried out at the factory, now manufacturing over 3000+ Merlin controllers and detectors every month!
With 4 full time design engineers and 19 factory staff, we are continually evolving our products to keep us market leaders within the Gas Safety industry.
For further information on our Merlin range of controllers or if you are currently looking at any commercial or educational projects, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mechanical Engineers know that not all environments are the same, gas regulations change in different areas, so why choose the same gas guard?
OGS have a range of gas guards suited to for specific areas. We have a specific control panels for School Science Labs, Boiler rooms and Commercial kitchens.
Why do we do this?
We believe its vital that the user of the control panel chef, teacher, or engineer can clearly identify any warnings or faults and act to resolve them.
Where other controls panels just have a ‘Fault’ indication for all faults. The OGS range indicates a fault and explains why the fault has occurred such as “Fan Fault”, “Fire Alarm”, “Gas Detected” ect. Once you know the cause, you can focus on resolving the issue. This saves time, maintenance costs and highlights and safety issues.
Another major benefit is installation one panel suits all size gas lines and can be used with any 240v gas solenoid valve. The systems can be retro fitted on existing installations.
Following the Covid 19 pandemic monitoring air quality has never been more important. In the UK, our parent company S&S Northern has supplied over 30,000 CO2 monitors to UK schools and workplaces. Here is a some further information on why CO2 monitors are used.
What it a Carbon Dioxide Monitor?
A carbon dioxide monitor detects the level of carbon dioxide in the room. By monitoring the carbon dioxide in the air it gives you an indication of the air quality.
Why do we need a Carbon dioxide monitor?
This carbon dioxide monitor gives the occupants of the room an indication of air quality and when they need to take action to improve the ventilation. Good air quality is essential for a healthy learning environment. A well ventilated room reduces the transmission of air borne viruses.
What is Carbon Dioxide?
Carbon Dioxide is naturally occurring in the air we breathe, however when a classroom has increased occupancy the level of carbon dioxide can increase too, this is because carbon dioxide is a by-product of people breathing in and out.
How to use my Carbon Dioxide Sensor
Open the box, you will find the carbon dioxide monitor, 1 meter USB wire and plug. As well as your user manual.
To power up the carbon dioxide monitor Plug your 1 meter USB wire into the bottom left side of the monitor and the other end into the plug provided, then plug it into a wall socket.
Try to locate the monitor away from any sources of ventilation such as windows to ensure you are getting an accurate reading for the room.
Actions to take
The screen gives you an indication of the level of carbon dioxide in the room.
Pay particular attention to the traffic light LEDs on the left hand side of the monitor.
Green indicates good air quality to action needs to be taken.
Amber/Orange indicates carbon dioxide is increasing in the room
If the indication goes to Red above 1500ppm there is no need to panic, but you should take some action. This indicates that the Carbon dioxide level in the room is increasing and you should introduce some fresh air such as opening a window or turning on some mechanical ventilation if available. The levels will gradually decrease as fresh air is introduced to the room.
Is carbon dioxide harmful?
Don’t confuse carbon dioxide with carbon monoxide. We all know Carbon Monoxide as the silent killer, however Carbon dioxide is non-toxic and causes no poses no risks to health at low levels found in classrooms.