A guide to Commercial Gas Services Terminology
While people in the business know what they’re talking about, to the normal man on the street gas jargon and terminology can be difficult to understand. For those struggling to know what is being talked about when it comes to your gas engineer, fret not as it is nowhere near as difficult as you might imagine.
To start with, there’s the idea of installing, which simply means connecting an appliance to the gas supply and making sure it is permanently fixed in position. To service or maintain an item is to make sure that it is still functioning both safely and efficiently. This may come in the form of a safety check by a qualified commercial gas services engineer. One thing that they will almost certainly get into is commission gas supply, which is usually undertaken when the item is initially set up – this is to ensure that everything is correct and gas safe when it comes to the operation of an appliance.
The different kinds of gas can also be difficult to ascertain, especially to those not in the know. Natural Gas, often referred to as NG, is what comes from the ‘mains’, and what most people think of when they imagine gas. This is what most items in the home will be using, and what you will be paying your utility bill for. There is also Liquid Petroleum Gas, also known as LPG, which is only really used by specialist items, and will not be generally seen in the modern home. This usually comes in canisters, and the two most well used forms are Propane and Butane. It is unlikely that any appliances in your home will require LPG, but it is possible that some camping equipment may still run on it.
While there are some much more in-depth terms that may be used by commercial gas services, most terms are only really needed by those in the industry: if you’re unsure about anything happening in your home, a question to your engineer should quickly resolve issues. To speak to a qualified, gas safe engineer, please call us on 0161 279 0137 where a member of our team will be able to walk you through any potential issues – as well as explaining any terminology you may not understand.