When do you need a commercial gas engineer?
When is a commercial gas engineer required?
If you have a boiler or gas appliance with an output greater than 70kW, or one deemed by the manufacturer to be commercial, you will require a commercial gas engineer to maintain it.
What if I have a domestic boiler in a commercial building?
Where a domestic gas appliance is fitted in a commercial building, it’s the appliance classification that matters. For instance, if a stand-alone domestic boiler is installed in a factory, an engineer only needs a domestic gas registration to work on it. However, where multiple domestic appliances with a combined output of over 70kW are fitted in the same room – for example, two 40kW boilers cascaded together, it becomes a plant room. And as such, the gas engineer will need to be registered to work on both commercial and domestic appliances.
What size of gas meter requires a commercial gas engineer?
A gas engineer with domestic qualifications can only work on gas meters up to a U16 size. If you have a gas meter larger than this, you will require a commercial registered gas engineer.
What size of gas pipework requires a commercial gas engineer?
A gas engineer with domestic qualifications only is not permitted to work on gas pipework with a diameter larger than 35mm, or when the total volume of the gas installation is more than 0.035㎥. Beyond these limits you will require a commercial gas engineer.
How do I know if a gas engineer is commercial registered?
In the UK, a gas engineer must have special qualifications to work on commercial gas appliances. To check if an engineer is registered to work on commercial gas appliances, visit the Gas Safe website.
Are MHL commercial gas registered?
Yes, absolutely. MHL have been providing commercial gas maintenance nationwide since 1990. If you need a quick quote for a commercial gas appliance service, repair or installation, click the button at the top of the page or visit our website by CLICKING HERE