Barrie Church

IGEM Standard G/5 – Gas in multi-occupancy buildings: What installers need to know

Providing a safe gas supply to flats in high-rise developments brings its own set of challenges. Barrie Church reviews how the IGEM Standard G/5 aims to ensure that the work is always done safely and correctly. The work in IGEM on the standard G/5 was first started as part of a request for advice on […]

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Changes to IGEM UP/2 introduced

Changes to IGEM UP/2 have been introduced with the aim of creating one overall reference point for installers. Barrie Church reviews the alterations and what they will mean in terms of installation procedures. IGEM UP/2 is now aligned with BS EN 15001 – a European functional standard for gas pipework that satisfies the Pressure Equipment […]

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Flaring up

While some heating engineers who work in LPG may have reservations about the requirements in UP/1, Barrie Church explains why flaring gas is preferable to venting. For some time now there has been concern amongst LPG installers that the requirements in UP/1 for flaring all LPG purge operations may be too excessive. The argument goes […]

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