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Gas Authorisation of Industrial Gas 'Type B' Appliances. Supervised Gasfitting and Supervised Gasfitting Works
Industrial Gas AppliancesType B Gas Appliances

Understanding Gasfitting Authorisations in Western Australia

Gasfitting Authorisation What is it & why is it important? In Western Australia, under the Gas Standards Act 1972, only individuals with a gasfitting licence issued by the Director of Energy Safety are authorised to perform gasfitting work. Gasfitting Authorisations, issued by Building and Energy, are flexible licenses allowing individuals and organisations to conduct emergency repairs and maintain essential infrastructure like industrial gas systems and Type B gas appliances. A Gas Authorisation should form part of a Gas Management Plan…
Byron McNeil
December 26, 2023
Flue Gas Analyser Test Equipment for Industrial Gas (Type B) Appliances - Testo 350
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Understanding Industrial Gas (Type B) Appliances & the need for Flue Gas Analysis

Performing flue gas analysis in accordance with AS1375, AS3814, and AS5601 Gas Appliance (Type B) Standards for increased Combustion Efficiency Introduction Flue gas analysis is not just a technical procedure; it's a vital lifeline in the heart of industrial gas operations and combustion efficiency. This meticulous process stands at the crossroads of safety, efficiency, and environmental stewardship, playing a pivotal role in optimising the performance of industrial gas appliances. Whether it's a kiln on a gold mine in the Goldfields…
Byron McNeil
December 10, 2023
Cable Management in Hazardous Areas
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Cable entry devices in Hazardous Areas

Cable should be suitably supported so as to not impede the entry of the cable into the cable gland, as seen in the below images. AS/NZS 60079.14 : 2022 Explosive atmospheres Part 14 Design selection, erection and initial inspection | Clause 9.3.7 Avoidance of damage Where cables are secured to equipment or cable trays the bend radius on the cable should be in compliance with the cable manufacturer's data or be at least 8 times the cable diameter to prevent damage…
Byron McNeil
September 30, 2023
Industrial Gas AppliancesType B Gas Appliances

Safe Gas Purging Techniques & Practices

The Importance of Safe Gas Purging Gas purging is a crucial process in many industrial applications, ensuring the safe removal of hazardous gases from pipelines before work commences. To uphold safety, the Australian Standards AS5601 and AS3814 provide comprehensive guidelines for gas purging techniques and practices. In this article, we will explore the importance of safe gas purging, the key principles outlined, and best practices for achieving a secure gas purging process. The purpose of purging is to prevent the…
Byron McNeil
September 29, 2023
GENEX ENERGY | Industrial Energy Specialists
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FieldView: Inspection & Workflow Management Software

Empowering Field Technicians with Smart Inspection & Workflow Management Technicians working in the field face the challenge of conducting inspections efficiently while maintaining rigorous standards. Enter FieldView, a cutting-edge software solution that has not only transformed the inspection process but has also evolved into a comprehensive workflow management tool. In today's dynamic industrial landscape, managing a successful power station demands precision, real-time data access, and seamless synchronisation between field technicians and their operational hubs. FieldView, leverages the power of 4G…
Byron McNeil
September 26, 2023
Cable Management | Exposed Steel Wire Armour (SWA)
Basics: Common EEHA Inspection IssuesHazardous Areas Management

Cable Management in Hazardous Areas (Explosive Atmospheres) | Covering the basics

Ensuring Cable Integrity in Hazardous Areas | Managing challenges & mitigating risks In industrial settings where explosive atmospheres are a constant concern, the importance of meticulous cable management cannot be overstated. Effective cable management ensures the integrity of electrical systems in major hazard facilities. In this article, we'll delve into the challenges posed by cable exposure, unsupported cables, and excessive radius bending of cables in hazardous areas, shedding light on the significance of proactive cable management strategies. Cable Exposure to…
Byron McNeil
August 12, 2023
Industrial Gas Appliance_GE LM6000 (Western Australia Mine Site)
Industrial Gas AppliancesType B Gas Appliances

Guidelines for the approval of Industrial Gas (Type B) appliances in Western Australia

Introduction This article provides comprehensive guidance for the approval of industrial gas (Type-B) appliances in Western Australia. The aim is to assist owner/operators with understanding the regulatory requirements and processes involved in obtaining approval for installing and operation of Type-B gas appliances. Approval is a fine balance between customer, I-class gasfitter, gas inspector and gas network operator. Our team of specialists will provide guidance and technical support throughout the approval process. An Industrial Type B Gas Appliance is defined as: An…
Byron McNeil
July 29, 2023
Corrosion to SWA from the incorrect installation of cable glands
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The Masked Deception: Cable Shrouds in Electrical Installations

Introduction Properly installed electrical systems are not only essential for operational efficiency but also for safety. However, there exists a lesser-known issue that plagues many installations – the misuse of cable shrouds as a means to disguise poor workmanship and their inadvertent contribution to water and dirt accumulation. This article sheds light on how cable shrouds, intended to protect cables and promote safety, can be misused to hide subpar or in-experienced workmanship whilst unintentionally contributing to new hazards.   The…
Byron McNeil
July 26, 2023
Incorrectly installed Ex cable gland with mechanical armour exposed.
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Ensuring Safety in Hazardous Areas: The Perils of Incorrect Cable Gland Installation According to IEC60079 Standards

Introduction In hazardous environments where explosive gases, vapours, or combustible dusts are present, ensuring electrical safety is of paramount importance. Cable glands play a crucial role in providing a secure and safe electrical connection between equipment and cables in these hazardous areas. However, in many cases, cable glands are installed incorrectly, leading to significant safety hazards. One common issue is the exposure of Steel Wire Armored (SWA) cables out the back of the gland. This article explores the potential problems…
Byron McNeil
July 23, 2023