Gas fitters are qualified to install and repair natural gas fixtures and appliances. Gas fitters also install related equipment like gas meters, regulators, valves and burners, ensuring that the fixtures and appliances will use gas efficiently and safely. As well as installing pipes and fittings for gas systems, gas fitters also disconnect equipment where necessary, and are able to provide services in residential, commercial or industrial settings. Gas fitters also complete installation of LPG systems in boats and caravans.
Performing a range of tasks related to the repair of gas systems, gas fitters need to consider assignments carefully and plan ahead. Before carrying out an installation, gas fitters need to study and interpret plans, drawings or technical specifications detailing the scope of the project and the materials that will be required to complete the job. They need to have a good understanding of the general plan in order to measure and mark the location where gas lines and equipment will be placed.
Gas fitters must test the pipes that will be used for the gas systems. They cut openings in the walls to place gas pipes after positioning the meters and regulators. These are then measured precisely and bent to link the gas meter to the appliance. The gas fitter also installs the remaining equipment and components, including the burners, valves, automatic controls, flues and vents. Gas fitters also test the gas system by turning on the gas and checking the pipes for leaks, using special gas detection devices. Once final testing has been carried out and the control mechanisms have been adjusted, the gas fitter’s installation work is complete.
In regards to their role in the maintenance of gas systems and appliances, gas fitters may give clients informations on how to utilise and maintain the gas appliances in a correct, efficient and safe way. Gas fitters also provide repair and maintenance services for gas appliances, pipes and/or associated equipment when necessary, and will generally offer a 24/7 service in the case of emergencies like split pipes and leaking gas.
A gas fitter must be qualified and licensed. Formal training is essential in order to obtain qualification, and a number of licenses exist that a gas fitter can have, including permits, authorisations and certificates of competency.
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