IGE/UP/1 EDITION 2. REPRINT WITH AMENDMENTS (Communication 1716) Strength testing, tightness testing and direct purging of industrial and commercial gas installations

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  • Published: January 2005
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Status: Current

Deals with all aspects of strength and tightness testing and direct purging of the majority of common 1st, 2nd and 3rd family gases (including Natural Gas, Butane, Propane, LPG/Air (SNG and SMG) and Coal Gas), for installations of maximum operating pressure up to 16 bar. The Procedures apply downstream of the emergency control valve for Natural Gas, from the outlet of the bulk storage vessel or cylinder valve for LPG, and from the outlet of isolation paint from a distribution system on a consumer's premises for other gases. Step by step procedures, flow charts and tables reduce the need for lengthy calculations for such as pipework volume, test pressures, maximum allowable leakage rates, purge rates and times, and purge velocity.

IGE/UP/1 is the recognised standard in the UK for testing and purging Natural Gas and LPG and forms the basis of the relevant National Accreditation Scheme module required for CORGI registration.

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