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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

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

 

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

Fire House Protection

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

American Gas Safety protects many environments with its modern solutions for gas safety. One such environment which you may not recognize as requiring such a level of safety is your local fire house. Turns out the guys and gals who spend their time protecting us need that little bit of security and safety built into their working environments.
Here’s the scenario; Team A is busy prepping work gear and generally preparing themselves for a long shift at the fire house. Someone is cooking the team’s meal, a nice hearty fuel enriched stew on the gas range in the kitchen.
The fire alarm annunciation signal goes off, everyone springs into action, with only the safety of the general public on their minds. Did someone forget to turn off the gas stove?

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It happens much more often then you would think, but fires in fire houses is not uncommon. The Merlin range of gas safety and isolation panels has a solution.

The Merlin 1000Si and 1000S+i are perfect for this situation. Allowing key lock authority over the gas supply to the kitchen and auto shut down of that supply if and when the fire alarm annunciation signal is live. Coupled with detectors and remote knock off buttons we can protect the personnel whilst they go about protecting us.

We have created a CAD file to demonstrate the Merlin system and to form a basis for specification, the CAD file can be viewed at http://americangassafety.com/product/merlin-1000si-2/

Link the Merlin 1000Si or 1000S+i to a lockable knock off button or the Merlin CT500s and you can control and protect the stations outdoor grill with the same system.

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For more information regarding the Fire House protection solution from AGS please contact your local representative. www.americangassafety.com Tel: (727)608-4375

I’m Ready For My Close-Up

By | AGS, American Gas Safety, Laboratory Control

Today saw the filming of our new demonstration video get underway. The team took stills and video of a new installation near our headquarters and the final cut should be available at the beginning of May.

This is another example of how AGS listens to it’s partners and how we take feedback on board. It was decided that a promotional video for the Utility Control range would be of benefit to our representatives both as a demonstration tool and also as a training tool. Getting our message of gas safety in classrooms to more customers across the nation, faster than ever.

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Merlin 1000SW+

Once the final video is available it will be posted on our YouTube page and Twitter account for all to see. The video will give a brief history of the company and the range, the unique safety features and an in depth explanation of the pressure test function. Hopefully answering many common questions and providing another layer of confidence in the specifying engineer.

 

For more information on the Merlin Utility Control range visit our website at http://americangassafety.com/or call the office on (727)608-4375

70 Children Poisoned by CO

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

Once again we are reminded of the dangers of CO poisoning. 70 Children and their teachers harmed by the buildup of CO in their classrooms. The faulty appliance or flue is still yet to be determined, but with readings of over 200ppm at the time of evacuation they are all lucky to get out without any long term serious effects.

Read the full article here: http://trib.in/1kfiwDc

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Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune

American Gas Safety has adaptable solutions for detecting CO, all with built in connectivity to sound alarms, shut off gas and fuel supplies, interact with BMS and BAS systems.

This is why we are here, to protect our children, families and communities from harmful gases.

For more information check out the website at: http://americangassafety.com/about-the-team/

Or call the Sales Solutions team at (727)608-4375

Adaptable by Design

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

One of the best things about the Merlin 1000S system is it’s adaptable use. Once it is understood that it is basically a gas isolation panel with a built in pressure test facility the applications for it’s use multiply.

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The latest application we have come across is the new trend for restaurant fire pits. Using the Merlin 1000S you can give the restaurant a lockable control panel for the fire pit. Allowing only authorized staff to operate the gas supply. The panel will check that the control tap is in the closed position before allowing the gas to be supplied. The Merlin 1000S also continually tests the incoming supply pressure to make sure the flame can not be blown out be gusts of wind. The ability to knock of the gas via a EM stop button is linked in and any number of remote buttons can be added. Read More

Big Chill

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

It’s that time of year again. The wind has changed direction and with it comes the frost and the snow. It maybe early this year and it may have taken you by surprise but now is the time to act. Get your boiler serviced, check you flue for blockages and protect yourself and your family from unforeseen dangers. Read More

We’re going to Miami !

By | AGS, American Gas Safety, Laboratory Control

Next week see the start of the AIA Florida chapter annual conference and trade show. Centered on the theme “Creating Community” and being held at the Trump National Doral Miami Resort, the convention committee has brought together a unique set of programs and speakers to explore the connections between architecture and our communities. The lead speaker is AIA National President-Elect, Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA who will discuss the place of architecture in our changing world. She will be joined by Steve Dumez, FAIA of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple will who will share how their New Orleans-based firm developed a community-focused culture that earned them recognition as the 2014 AIA National Firm of the Year and Ellen Dunham-Jones, AIA, co-author of Retrofitting Suburbia; Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs, will be on hand to present timely insight into the creation of community assets that promote healthy and sustainable living through architecture. Read More