The Safe operation of Gas systems

South Africa has experienced commercial and industrial gas-related incident reporting fires and explosions costing domestic, commercial and industrial facilities millions of Rands. However, these statistics say nothing of numerous other smaller events that occur and go unrecorded, such as boiler fires, process oven failures, piping ruptures, non-conforming installation, and non-suited/non approved equipment amongst others. These have been the cause of unpublicised damages and injuries. Unfortunately, action is often only taken on these issues after some […]

IT IS TIME

After four years of planning, we have started the first independent meter verification Laboratory in Southern Africa. We are proud to introduce you to AMI (African measurement Institute) which is based in Wadeville Germiston. AMI strives to be the independent specialist in South Africa in the field of metrology, offering services for testing, certification, verification and training on all types of gas meters. Metrology, the science of accurate measurement and an important factor in our daily […]

The safe keeping of CoC’s

The Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER) clearly state that an authorised person shall issue a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) after completion of a gas installation, repair, modification, alteration or change of user or ownership. The Southern African Gas Association (SAGA) under its mandate, has its own designated CoC, specific for the methane based gas applications to be used by Gas Practitioners. A Gas Practitioner needs to take cognizance of his/her own responsibility and ownership of the […]