This is the first of three essential reference volumes for those concerned with the
installation and servicing of domestic and industrial gas equipment. This volume
explains the basic principles underlying the practical and theoretical aspects of
installing and servicing gas appliances and associated equipment, from the basics of
combustion, to burners, pressure and flow, transfer of heat, controls, as well as
materials and processes, electrical aspects, and metering and measuring devices.
The revised fifth edition is brought fully up to date with current Standards and
legislation to reflect recent developments in industry, in line with requirements of the
ACS Certificates of Competence and NVQs. Covering both natural gas and
liquefied petroleum gas, the many illustrations and worked examples included
throughout the text will help the reader to understand the principles under discussion.
Volume 1 of the Gas Service Technology Series will enable the reader to put into
practice the safe installation and servicing procedures described in the companion
volumes: Domestic Gas Installation Practice (Volume 2), and Industrial and
Commercial Gas Installation Practice (Volume 3). Combining a comprehensive
reference with practical application in real-world engineering contexts, Volume 1
provides an essential handbook for all aspects of fundamental gas servicing
technology, ideal for both students new to the field as well as professionals and noneoperational professionals (e.g. specifiers, managers, supervisors) as an ongoing source of reference.
Properties of gases; Combustion; Liquefied petroleum gas; Burners; Energy; Pressure
and gas flow; Control of pressure; Measurement of gas; Basic electricity; Transfer of
heat; Gas controls; Materials and processes; Tools; Measuring devices.