It is important to pay attention to gas system as leaks may develop in any part of a gas system, particularly at joints. Gas equipment and manifolds helps you store gas correctly, regulate its flow rate and pressure, and prevent major accidents due to gas leakage. We have a comprehensive range of gas equipment available in the market, such as manifolds, regulators, valves that meet all safety standards.
NEVER USE A FLAME WHEN TESTING FOR LEAKS.
It is important that all equipment that is part of a gas system is checked for leaks after assembly and corrective action taken before use.
Always use leak detector solutions when looking for gas leakage. Our leak detection spray TL-4 is perfect for industrial systems. Don’t use soapy water or washing up liquid. Ensure the leak detect solution is compatible with the materials used in the equipment construction. The leak test solution should be applied to ALL joints.
- Apply the leak detect solution to joints and any potential leakage points, such as at the point of connection of the cylinder valve with the regulator.
- You should never apply leak test solution into a cylinder valve outlet.
- If there is any frothing, the system should be immediately depressurised and the leak corrected.
- Do not use the equipment until the leak has been rectified.
- Ensure the area is dry by wiping with a clean lint free cloth after the check has been completed.
- Once the leak has been rectified, re-purge air from the system prior to use.
Regularly check for faults and leaks
- Hoses with leaks, cuts, burns or local surface damage should be replaced with new industry approved fitted hose.
- Examine the cutting or welding nozzle regularly. If it is becoming clogged replace with new or clean it.
Keep equipment clean. In particular oxygen regulators must be kept in a clean area when not in use. If a pressure regulator is defective: replace it immediately.
Leaks around the cylinder valve spindle
Leakage around the spindle of the cylinder valve will be revealed by hissing and in the case of fuel gases, by a smell. Do not use the cylinder and do not attempt to repair the leak. Move the cylinder to an area where the leak can disperse safely, label it and advise us.OBS! If your manometer is broken, you can a new one from us as spare part.
When a pressure regulator is fitted with pressure gauges, these should never be removed, exchanged or tampered with. If a gauge leaks, take the whole pressure regulator to your supplier and ask his advice.