UK gas supplier Air Products has commissioned a best practice video for industrial gas users.

The video highlights the importance of testing the functionality of gas detection equipment, commonly known as bump testing, in terms of safety and compliance, and demonstrates how the testing procedure should be carried out. 

Gas detection experts, including JMS Consultants and GFG Europe, collaborated on the video with Air Products as part of a series of educational videos designed to improve the safety of industrial working environments. 

The video says that bump testing is crucial for the safety of on-site workers and obligatory to comply with the UK Health and Safety at Work Act. 

‘Most organizations are aware of the importance of obtaining the correct gas concentration from their supplier, but many are unaware of how critical other parts of the delivery system are,’ said
Stephen Mellor, product specialist at Air Products. ‘We cover here certification, traceability and stability of gases, along with system integrity to ensure the gas concentration purchased is the one delivered to the sensor head for bump testing.’

Industrial gas users can view the video here and find more best-practice tips on Air Products’ website. 

This story is reprinted from material from Air Products, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.