Gas safety range ensures safety of laboratories and the health of students

S&S Northern has launched a comprehensive range of gas safety equipment for use in laboratories in UK schools, colleges and universities.  The range consists of four gas pressure proving systems to meet all laboratory requirements, alongside a carbon dioxide detector which can be used in science and food technology laboratories and standard classrooms. 

S&S Northern specialises in manufacturing and supplying gas pressure proving systems for use in the education sector, thousands of its systems have already been installed across the country.  These systems offer a safe start-up and ensure teacher control, the safety and protection of students during the school day, and 24-hour building protection. 

S&S Northern’s gas proving range for laboratories uses a single unique electronic pressure measuring system, which eliminates the issues associated with traditional ‘pressure switch’ systems and double transducer installations, making the systems more reliable and easier and quicker to install.

Each of S&S Northern’s gas pressure proving products offers distinct benefits to the education sector, such as:

Teacher control – All four of S&S Northern gas pressure units control the gas going to the benches in the laboratory so that if the key on the unit is turned to the ‘off’ position, the solenoid valve which normally allows gas into the laboratory is closed, ensuring that no gas can get into the laboratory.

Protection of the building out of hours – If the key is turned to ‘off’ during out of hours, S&S Northern’s gas pressure proving units will limit the damage caused by fire as there will be no gas present. Additionally, the Merlin 1000GDW controls the water to the laboratory and The Merlin 1000GDW-plus isolates all three services as it controls the gas, water and bench electrics.  Thus if the keys are in the ‘off’ position this can protect from flooding of the premises out of hours should there be a genuine leak or vandalism of pipe work. 

Student safetyAll four of S&S Northern’s gas pressure proving units ensure student safety.  The different Merlin models offer isolation of just the gas, the gas and bench electrics, the gas and water and the gas, water and bench electrics depending on the model chosen. 

S&S Northern’s CO2 detector with ‘traffic light’ display shows teaching staff the level of CO2 in the laboratory or classroom and therefore if action needs to be taken to increase ventilation.


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