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ASPE EXPO Atlanta 2018

By | AGS, American Gas Safety, Industry News, Laboratory Control

2018 promised and excelled to be the best year yet over at the ASPE EXPO in Atlanta. We were literally rushed off our feet from start to finish and would like to thank everyone who attended our booth.

We 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.

We also had the chance to promote our new and improved Gas Detectors with a complete revamp design that is not only modern but also provides a quick installation & a TFT screen user interface (pictured above). The new TFT gas detectors can be used in various different applications such as boiler rooms, science labs, commercial kitchens & many more! A main improvement on our new detectors is that they give the user the ability to physically view the ppm levels of the gas being detected without having to rely on handheld equipment.

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.

#familybusiness #futureofgassafety #gassafety #americangassafety #aspeexpo2018

Congratulations to Grant Brekke Junior for winning the AGS TopGolf target challenge!

By | AGS, American Gas Safety, Industry News, Laboratory Control

After a first fantastic day at the ASPE show in Atlanta, AGS headed out with a few of our manufacturer representative teams to the local Topgolf center.


Pictured above is Chris May (Sales Development Manager at American Gas Safety) & the winner for the TopGolf target challenge, Grant Brekke Junior (Brekke Sales Representative for American Gas Safety)

Top Night at Top Golf with our Manufacturer representatives

By | AGS, American Gas Safety, Industry News, Laboratory Control

A great turn out and great night with our manufacturer representatives at Topgolf in Atlanta!

AGS treated some of our wonderful reps to a night out! So after the first successful day at the ASPE EXPO we headed over to TopGolf Atlanta.
Pictured above Harry Warren Florida, Harry Warren Georgia, Hugh Cunningham, Brekke Sales, EJ Dwyer and The George Yardley Company.

                                                                                                               

It is truly amazing how far we have come in such a time period and a lot of this is down to our fantastic reps!

AGS currently have opportunities for new manufacturer representatives in the following states:
Alabama
Colorado
Hawaii
Idaho
Kentucky
Michigan
Mississippi
Montana
Ohio
Pennsylvania West, Virginia West
Utah
Washington State
Wyoming

If you would like to represent AGS, please contact us:

Phone:
(727)-608-4375

Email:
info@americangassafety.com

Buena Park High School Protected by AGS Utility Controller

By | AGS, American Gas Safety, Industry News, Laboratory Control


Buena Park High School in Fullerton, CA have recently benefited from a $68 million bond allotted fund to upgrade their aging facilities and build the needed classrooms to accommodate their growing student population. Upgrades to the Buena Park High School included: new classrooms, library, underground utilities, ADA accessibility, and new landscaping and paving. Our Merlin utility controllers have been installed to not only provide educator authority, but protect the students and the building out of hours using built-in time out functions. With the master key in the ‘Off’ position, there is limited damage or harm which can be caused when all the utilities are isolated.

The system installed is our Merlin 1000Si, which controls the Gas utility within the science laboratories. This system has built in connectivity allowing the panel to communicate with the schools BMS and has connections for the buildings existing fire alarm system. The panel can either tell the BMS that the gas is “ON” or “OFF” with the flick of a switch on the internal control panel. The 1000Si can also tell the BMS that the panel has gone into “Alarm”, high concentrations of CO2, gas leak detected or that an EM stop has been actuated. Examples of the installation can be seen below, thanks to Joel Baldovino of TK1SC and all at Verne’s plumbing for their assistance with this project:

As above, our Merlin 1000Si Utility Controller has been supplied with our Carbon Monoxide & Natural Gas Detectors. In the event of alarm levels of either gas being sensed, the detector in alarm will send a visual & audible alarm back to the 1000Si showing ‘High’ on the detector & ‘gas detected’ on the 1000Si. This will then close the connected gas solenoid valve stopping the gas being used in the lab and protecting not only the students in the room but also the building from any potential gas leaks.

For further information on our Merlin range of utility controllers or if you are currently looking at any commercial projects, please see our website www.americangassafety.com or alternatively contact us on info@americangassafety.com.

Family Business taking American Gas Safety from strength to strength!

By | AGS, American Gas Safety, Industry News, Laboratory Control

For a family business, more than any other, values are the connective tissue the source of your success, your commitment, and your longevity. They bring power to a business, helping to assure you resolve any conflicts and strengthen operations through the natural act of passing down a legacy. When AGS first started, myself and parents wanted to ensure that our family values spread throughout our representatives.

When identifying the perfect fit for us we had no idea just how many family business we would bring on board. 90% of our reps are family businesses and we consider them the driving force of our future.

The success of the business will ensure the future of the next generation. Below is a pic of our CEO Steve, Vice President Sue and my 3 month old daughter Brontë.

#nextgeneration #familybusiness #futureofgassafety #gassafety

Wynn Casino Boston now protected by American Gas Safety

By | AGS, American Gas Safety, Industry News, Laboratory Control

AGS are now the approved supplier for the gas safety systems to be installed at the Wynn casino in Boston. The Casino is a 2.4 billion dollar project and our control panels are protecting over 15 of the restaurant kitchen areas from exposure to harmful gases such as carbon monoxide, which according to statistics is the cause of 400 deaths per year on average.

The system to be installed is the Merlin 1500S fan interlocking system, which ensures the Exhaust Fan is in operation before allowing gas to be released to the cooking appliances by means of a gas solenoid valve. 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. For 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.

If you require fan interlocking & carbon monoxide protection in your premises or would like any further information on our solutions, please do not hesitate to contact AGS, the leading manufacturer of gas safety safety.

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Please see our website for our gas safety solutions  www.americangassafety.com or alternatively contact us on info@americangassafety.com.

The University of California is now protected with our Merlin Utility Controllers

By | AGS, American Gas Safety, Industry News, Laboratory Control

Multiple AGS utility controllers are being fitted out in the University of California’s state of the art science classrooms.       

                                                               

The five-story building with 125,000 square feet of laboratories is expected to be completed by fall of 2018 at a cost of $150 million. Our Merlin utility controllers not only provide educator authority, but protect the students and the building out of hours using built-in time out functions. With the master key in the ‘Off’ position, there is limited damage or harm which can be caused when all the utilities are isolated.

The system installed is our Merlin 1000Si, which controls the Gas utility within the science laboratories. This system has built in connectivity allowing the panel to communicate with the schools BMS and has connections for the buildings existing fire alarm system. The panel can either tell the BMS that the gas is “ON” or “OFF” with the flick of a switch on the internal control panel. The 1000Si can also tell the BMS that the panel has gone into “Alarm”, high concentrations of CO2, gas leak detected or that an EM stop has been actuated. An example of our AGS utility controller is pictured below:

                                                                                         

For further information on our Merlin range of utility controllers or if you are currently  looking at any commercial projects, please see our website www.americangassafety.com or alternatively contact us on info@americangassafety.com.

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

We Are Mass Approved

By | American Gas Safety, Fire & Environment Safety, Kitchen Interlock, Laboratory Control

We have formally been notified that the Merlin range of Gas Safety products have been approved by the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters. A division of the Professional Licensure Boards of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/pl/

We would like to thank the Board for there help in granting us this approval. We hope to be specified very shortly and can now move forward with future submittals.

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To find the product in the online system follow this link. http://license.reg.state.ma.us/pubLic/pl_products/pb_pre_form.asp

All the products are listed under Gas, except for the 1000SW+ which is listed under Gas and Plumbing.

For information regarding the Merlin range of Gas Safety Solutions or for information about your local sales rep please call the team on (727)-608-4375 or email info@americangassafety.com