Control The Damage!

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School vandalism is becoming more and more of a concern in rural areas. Once an issue for the inner city’s this trouble-sum problem is spreading to the more vulnerable and less guarded rural high schools. Hard to anticipate and even harder to protect from, vandalism is a real concern. Its aftermath causes distress to both pupils and educators alike and can cause actual bodily harm when the vandalism in question damages the schools infrastructure. The cost can be heavy both in mental anguish and in dollars. Preventing the cost of the damage to infrastructure escalating and preventing the vandalism causing even further delays to teaching is a priority when deciding on classroom utility controls. Making sure a broken pipe or smashed control box does not lead to school wide shut down and further damage through leakage is paramount. Stopping a hour long vandalism spree causing a month long shutdown is of uttermost importance.


The Merlin 1000sw+ utility control will automatically shut down the classroom’s utilities overnight even if the attendant forgets to turn them off. A built in adjustable time-out function allows for the utilities to shut down after 2, 5 or 8 hours and can be overridden if plans change. The Merlin 1000sw+ also tests the incoming gas supply whilst the gas valve is open and if the pressure drops below 12mb for more than 10secs the gas valve will be shut.

Combining these special safety functions with the units connectivity to existing  building controls and fire alarms makes the Merlin 1000sw+ hard not to specify. It protects the educator, the pupils and the school itself. Even when schools not in session the Merlin 1000sw+ is working to protect all.

For more information about the Merlin range of utility controls see our website American Gas Safety or call the office on (727)608-4375 where one of our sales team will be more than willing to help.



NSTA Boston 2014

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Last week saw the NSTA National Conference roll in to Boston. Offering teachers and educators the latest in science content, teaching strategy, and research to enhance and expand their professional growth. Along with the exhibit hall there were workshops and educational sessions, celebrity talks and renowned speakers sharing their knowledge.

Mayim Bialik from “Big Bang Theory” fame opened the show with her talk on the power of one teacher, her story of how she was inspired to enter science. Bill Nye “the science guy” spoke on Dancing with Mars at his 18th convention. In meeting rooms and hallways there were classes on how to inspire and educate students.

Busch Gardens brought along a menagerie of exotic animals including a penguin, an iguana and a Eurasian owl. Hoping to get you to go visit Busch Gardens or Sea World or at least take a look at their classroom guides.

NSTA once again excelled at bringing together teachers and educators from around the world to network, inspire and educate each other for the betterment of the students whom they look after.

American Gas Safety LLC looks forward to next year where we can once again show off the Merlin 1000SW+ Educational Lab Utility Control Panel and all its safety features. Enabling teachers to be protective and safe both for themselves and their pupils and their buildings.

For more information call our sales office on (727)608-4375 or check out the website.


Versatility is King

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Having a product in your arsenal that can satisfy many of your occupational dilemmas is a godsend. Saving you from having to drive back to the wholesaler. Where you know it will take at least half an hour to get served and that’s if they have what you need in stock. Turning your productive and efficient day into a headache and losing you valuable time and money.

The Merlin GSP range of gas detection panels has it all. Neatly wrapped up in one simple package is a Nat Gas detector with audible alarm and external alarm activation. Coupled with switching options to turn off incoming gas supplies or signalling external building management controls and fire alarms and with the ability to add on thermal links (heat sensors).

With a simple change of the  detecting sensor you can change a boiler house fire safety device into a classroom CO2 safety panel. Or take a factory work site CO detector and change it into a nursing home kitchen environment safety cutoff.


Its all in a days work for the Merlin GSP range of panels. Available in one, two and four zone models labelled PCB connections for easy installation and with one solenoid output and one 24v output for emergency beacons. Additional EM stops can be added in circuit to cover a larger area and give over ride functions to more users.

The Merlin GSP range of gas detection panels is a robust and reliable solution for a number of locations where the detection of gas is a high priority.

There is even a FAB1 panel which when used in conjunction with a Merlin GSP detection panel will allow the user to temporarily bypass the gas isolation. This feature is handy when  a fire alarm test is regularly carried out and the shut off of gas to boilers and heaters is not desirable. Or in the case of a fire station, when the alarm sounds the GSP panel can shut off the gas to the kitchen stopping human error from leaving burners on, the FAB1 panel can temporarily over ride the shut off to continue the operation of the kitchen.

Having the Merlin GSP range of gas detection panels already in your van can and will save you trips to the wholesaler and it will also save you having to buy additional devices to perform the same tasks. Starting from $445.00 plus tax you really can’t go wrong. Call our sale department on (727)608-4375 or see our website for more details American Gas Safety