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Flammable Gas Explosions

The dangers of Flammable Gas

Natural Gas and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas, also known as bottled gas) are some of the safest forms of energy available, but they can still pose a substantial hazard in homes and static caravan holiday parks if a leak occurs. Once gas has built up undetected, simple activites such as turning on light switches can provide a source of ignition, potentially causing an explosion.

There are a number of reasons why gas leaks can occur.

  • Mistakes such as forgetting to light a gas ring/or not noticing that gas has been switched on, due to a limited sense of smell or dementia
  • Natural causes such as a boiler pilot light blowing out
  • Wear and tear of devices such as gas heating and cooking appliances
  • Incorrect installation or maintenance of gas fuelled appliances

How to avoid the risks?

The HF500 alarms are designed to deliver a complete solution for the detection of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and Natural Gas/Methane. Optimised for use by professionals dealing with flammable leak detection, HF500 is ideally suited for use in private or social housing as well as other forms of residential care.

Who is at risk from flammable gas leaks?

  • Anyone using gas in the home can be at risk from a potential gas leak
  • People who leave their homes unoccupied for lengthy periods
  • People with a poor sense of smell due to age or medical condition
  • People suffering from dementia or loss of memory may forget to light gas rings or may leave gas appliances running, potentially causing a leak to build up

This makes flammable gas leak detection a concern for any housing professionals, residential care professionals, static caravan holiday park owners or home owners.