Laboratory Control

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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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 or alternatively contact us on

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.

Merlin 1000SW+

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 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:


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:

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.

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.


To find the product in the online system follow this link.

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




Gas Safety Solutions for a Modern World

By | American Gas Safety, Industry News, Kitchen Interlock, Laboratory Control

Choose a Merlin Panel Today and Help Bring Safety to America

 American Gas Safety is becoming the US and Canada’s leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of gas safety products. We specialize in gas ventilation interlock systems for use in commercial kitchens. We also manufacture a range of gas pressure proving systems for school laboratories and gas detection and isolation systems for commercial boiler rooms. American Gas Safety has over three decades of experience in the gas industry and has become the trusted name to provide gas safety and installation solutions to the commercial market. Our fully-qualified engineers and designers keep up to date with industry practices and developments, adhering to all building codes and health and safety requirements. Therefore our customers can feel assured that the solutions we are providing along with the technical backup are second to none. 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

Communication is Key!

By | American Gas Safety, Laboratory Control

All American Gas Safety panels have built in connectivity. Let’s take a look at how this helps the mechanical engineer when specifying a classroom utility control.

The Merlin 1000SW+ which controls Gas, Water and Electricity whilst also testing the gas pressure before and during operation 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” or with the flick of a switch on the internal control panel it can tell the BMS that the panel has gone into “Alarm” or “shutdown” mode due to low pressure, high concentrations of CO2, gas leak detected or that an EM stop has been actuated. Read More

Merlin 1000S An Engineers Guide

By | Laboratory Control

The Merlin 1000 range of Educational Laboratory Utility Control panels allow the utilities in the classroom to be controlled by the teacher whilst incorporating safety functions to protect building and life. The Teacher can decide which utilities are available to the class before or during a lesson and safely shut off the utilities via remote EM to stop buttons placed around the room. The Merlin 1000 range also has the Gas Pressure Proving function which firstly makes sure that the gas circuit is safe from leaks and has closed taps and secondly continuously checking for pressure drops. By adding additional sensors the Merlin 1000 range can also check for high levels of CO2 or CO in the classroom.

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