Re: Annual Gas Safety Check
I know its some months since the gas man came to call but I thought I would put the record straight.
When a low pressure gas supply is fitted to a flat the main meter will have a MCV (meter control valve) fitted. The gas supply pipe should then have a ECV (Emergency Control Valve) as near to the point of entry of the flat, the ECV and MCV should fall to isolate the gas.
Current standards say that a label be fitted on or near the meter stating where the ECV is located. This applies in all situations, where the meter is installed further than 2 meters from the ECV or if it fitted out of sight.
In short if you don't have a ECV fitted in your flat it's not to current standard and should be rectified. It is not immediately dangerous.
The picture of a ECV in a horizontal run I would mark that as not fitted to standard.
From the information given you would be right in thinking I am a registered Gas Engineer 31714.
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