Having worked at the Avonmouth site many years ago gas freeing a similar tank to the one which exploded and having watched its development in recent years. My heart goes out to those families who have lost their loved ones. To say they have my deepest sympathy doesn’t express strongly enough how devastating this news was.
With Covid-19 sweeping quickly around the world, more and more of our customers are looking to web based platforms to solve their Authorised Gas Taster training and assessment needs. We at Arobase Gas Testing, have always extolled the virtues of face to face training and assessment and recommend e-learning as a useful supplementary tool.
For many of us working in adverse environments, turning on a gas monitor and attaching it to our lapel is second nature. If it alarms, we react appropriately and thank it for saving our lives. But how many of us stop to think about how these devices work or whether we are using them correctly?
Gas utilities globally receive thousands of reports of suspected gas escapes (PRE’S) each day. Most are found and resolved within a few hours, but occasionally PRE’s take weeks and even months to resolve. Substances such as petrol, kerosene, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), mine drainage gas, bio-gases from landfills – sewers and bio-digesters, paint thinners, foam blowing agents etc can all confuse the unsuspecting gas tester.