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Lee Dempsey

Lunch & Learn: Educating The Importance of Gas Safety

By | AGS, American Gas Safety

A fantastic turn out for the lunch & learn @ P2S Engineering in Long Beach CA. We educated over 30 engineers on the dangers of Gas in Commercial Kitchens, Labs and Mechanical Rooms. Our Merlin product range is the future of Gas Safety in North America.

We can offer national coverage on the dangers surrounding gas through a lunch & learn style meeting & demonstrate how our products can provide a solution to Gas Safety. For any further information or if you would like us to attend your offices please feel free to contact me lee@americangassafety.com

The Royal Seal of Approval

By | American Gas Safety

AGS are now protecting Windsor Castle, the Royal family home to British kings and queens for over 1,000 years.

We recently supplied our Merlin 1500S to protect the environment in the main kitchen from potential dangers of gas.

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Our Merlin 1500S will ensure the exhaust hood is operational before allowing gas into the kitchen via solenoid valve. For added safety we can link in numerous Carbon Monoxide detectors ensuring a safe environment and link into the Ansul system. Please contact us for more details or click the following link for full info http://americangassafety.com/product/merlin-1500s/

48 Students Taken to Hospital after ‘Gas Smell’

By | American Gas Safety

Fourty-eight students and staff were taken to an area hospital after an elementary school in far south suburban Bourbonnais was evacuated on Thursday 16th March due to “a gas smell”

Noel LeVasseur Elementary School was evacuated about 2 p.m. as the fire department investigated the school. The school’s superintendent said the staff and students were transported to Riverside and St. Mary’s hospitals in Kankakee after having “minor headaches.”

By specifying an automatic gas shut off system this incident would have been resolved in seconds had a system been installed. For a full range of Utility control solutions please contact American Gas Safety direct or visit our website www.americangassafety.com

Full details of the news coverage can be found on the following link http://bit.ly/2mHFWS

Off-Duty Firefighter Saves 30 Diners After Noticing Carbon Monoxide Leak in North Carolina Restaurant

By | AGS, American Gas Safety, Fire & Environment Safety

On December 14th Lonnie Wimmer, one off-duty North Carolina firefighter, ensured dozens of people happy and healthy holidays when he noticed signs of a potentially deadly carbon monoxide leak while dining at a restaurant over the weekend. Lonnie was attending a birthday party at the River Ridge Taphouse in Clemmons on Saturday when he and other patrons began to experience headaches and nausea, LFD Assistant Chief Steve Williams tells PEOPLE. After immediately calling the LFD and alerting them to what he deciphered was a carbon monoxide leak multiple ambulances responded, and all restaurant patrons were evacuated, Williams said. Around 30 people showed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, with at least 16 transported to local hospitals.

At AGS we want to provide a solution to help restaurant owners protect members of the public as well as their workers. When solid fuel is burned, products of combustion, including carbon monoxide gas, are released. Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas with no taste, smell or color. Moderate exposure can lead to serious permanent ill-health effects or death. Children, pregnant women, smokers and people with heart or breathing problems are particularly at risk. The early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to common ailments such as flu or upset stomach, but can escalate very quickly. Symptoms can include: Headache; Abdominal pain; Nausea/vomiting; Chest pains; Breathlessness; Dizziness; Collapse.

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American Gas Safety have a number of products to protect staff from the exposure of carbon monoxide within the commercial kitchen environment, such as our Merlin 1500S (pictured above). We also supply and manufacture Carbon Monoxide alarms, exhaust fan activation, visual Carbon Dioxide traffic light indication and much more. AGS products also cover residential properties by using our Mini Merlin, a combined methane & carbon monoxide detector & boiler rooms with our GDP range. Please email or call our team at AGS for any further information info@americangassafety.com or call (727)-608-4375

Official article – https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/off-duty-firefighter-saves-30-205828822.html

 

Christmas Jumper & Teddy Bears

By | American Gas Safety

Our Chicago Representative Dan Gordon owner of “Thermal Applications Group” was over the moon to receive his very own “Manchester United Christmas Jumper” and “Teddy Bears” a Christmas present from AGS. Thank you for sending over the photo 🙂

IMG_3139All of our Manufacturers Reps will be receiving there Teddy Bears over the next few days. From the AGS team we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas !

 

ASPE EXPO Phoenix 2016

By | American Gas Safety

AGS has finally caught up with all the visitors we had recently at the ASPE EXPO in Phoenix. We were literally rushed off our feet from start to finish and would like to thank everyone who attended our booth.

IMG_4014We had a number of engineers very impressed with the simple installation and the versatility of our product range. Our Merlin range can be used for all types of applications not just Labs, such as Mechanical Rooms, Fire Pits, Commercial Kitchens, Gas BBQ’s,  Fire Houses etc. If you are designing any Commercial Projects when a GAS pipe is entering the premises, we have the Safety systems to ensure the building and occupants are safe from any leaks. Please browse though our complete product range and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to make contact. info@americangassafety.com or (727)-608-4375

Explosion reported in NW Portland; 8 injured, including 3 firefighters

By | AGS, American Gas Safety, Kitchen Interlock

On October 19th, a huge explosion has been reported from a restaurant in Portland that has destroyed the building and surrounding properties! This has apparently been ignited by a natural gas leak, ripping through a building on Wednesday along the popular Northwest 23rd Avenue shopping district, causing destruction and injuring eight people, including three firefighters, authorities said.

This could have been prevented by installing or specifying a Gas Safety system. Our Merlin controllers will detect any Methane leaks and it will also not allow gas into the restaurant without the exhaust hood running. The Merlin 1500S and 2000S are perfect for this situation. Allowing key lock authority over the gas supply to the kitchen and auto shut down of the supply if and when dangerous levels of Methane is present. Plus, in the event of a fire can be linked into the Ansul system and Fire Alarm.
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If you are designing or upgrading any commercial kitchen please don’t hesitate to get in touch with AGS – info@americangassafety.com or 727-608-4375

Official article – http://s.oregonlive.com/ev8owaP

ASPE EXPO 2016 – Phoenix

By | American Gas Safety

American Gas Safety are happy to announce we will be exhibiting at the 2016 ASPE Expo in Phoenix.

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We will be located at booth number 131 and our interactive stand will be demonstrating the latest AGS Gas Safety products.

It would be great to catch up with old faces and new ones, so please pop down and receive a free gift.

 

 

Preventing Exposure to Carbon Monoxide from use of Solid Fuel in Commercial Kitchens

By | American Gas Safety

AGS can provide guidance with regards the safe use of solid fuel appliances – such as Smokers, Charcoal grills, Wood-fired pizza ovens etc within a commercial kitchen. It is our concern mainly with the risks associated with exposure to carbon monoxide gas. The risk to workers is well known but there have also been reports of carbon monoxide exposure involving members of the public. These cases involved exposure whilst dining and in residential properties neighboring commercial catering premises using solid fuel appliances.

 

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We want to provide a solution to help restaurant owners protect members of the public as well as their workers. When solid fuel is burned, products of combustion, including carbon monoxide gas, are released. Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas with no taste, smell or color. Moderate exposure can lead to serious permanent ill-health effects or death. Children, pregnant women, smokers and people with heart or breathing problems are particularly at risk. The early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to common ailments such as flu or upset stomach, but can escalate very quickly. Symptoms can include: Headache; Abdominal pain; Nausea/vomiting; Chest pains; Breathlessness; Dizziness; Collapse. 

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Here at American Gas Safety we have a number of products to protect staff from the exposure of carbon monoxide within the commercial kitchen environment. We supply and manufacture Carbon Monoxide alarms, exhaust fan activation, visual Carbon Dioxide traffic light indication and much more. Please email or call our team at AGS for any further information info@americangassafety.com or call (727)-608-4375 

 

Are You Aware of the Dangers of working in Commercial Kitchens?

By | American Gas Safety

The commercial kitchen is a hazardous area that should be monitored for both toxic and combustible gas hazards. Whether propane or methane is used for combustion, a variety of cooking equipment present a constant flammable danger to workers. In addition to this, carbon monoxide, the by-product of incomplete combustion, can be present at unsafe levels. Without the exhaust fan in operation, you are exposing yourself to carbon monoxide, a gas that on average kills around 150 people per year according to the CPSC.

In a working environment you have a duty of care for all your employees’, so their safety and wellbeing should be the top priority. The law is very clear on who is responsible should the unthinkable happen.

commercial_kitchen_exhaust_systemAmerican Gas Safety has developed a system that ensures the Exhaust Fan is in operation before allowing gas to be released to the cooking appliances. Our system continuously monitors the exhaust fan with either an Air Flow Switch or a Current Monitoring device to determine there is voltage going up to the fan. By using one of our gas interlock systems, this will prevent the chef or staff member from cooking until the fan is operational, resulting in a safer working environment.

2000SFor extra safety, the Merlin system also has connections for Carbon Monoxide Detection, Methane Detection, LPG Detection, Carbon Dioxide Sensing and Remote Emergency Gas Shut off. The Merlin system also has added features for links to fire alarms and ansul systems.

Please click on the link below from more details and please don’t  hesitate to call the team on (727)-608-4375 or email info@americangassafety.com if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

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