Being out at sea on a boat can sometimes present conditions that are more demanding than being on land. The temperatures can sometimes become extreme and unbearable. This is the reason why ships, boats and any other water vessels should be equipped with marine heating solutions that can enable the occupants to enjoy their trip or boat ride.
When it comes to marine heating solutions there are various options available, for example, marine air heating solutions for ensuring that you get warm air during the cold weather, water heating solutions for ensuring that you get warm water in the ship or boat whenever you need warm or hot water, and marine coolant heating solutions for the distribution of heat throughout the entire boat.
Most boats contain marine LPG gas appliances to provide heating solutions, hot water and for cooking. Unlike ordinary LPG appliances, the marine LPG appliances are designed to withstand the high humidity, vibrations, cold, and vibrations that are associated with marine life. Different marine LPG appliances are available today including LPG gas boilers, marine LPG gas cookers, and gas stoves.
It is important to ensure that you get the services of a professional and reliable marine gas engineer to install or repair your marine gas appliances for you. This will ensure that there are no gas leakages or malfunction of the appliances. A boat gas engineer is not like an ordinary gas installer or repair person, these are professionals with skills on how to repair and install the complicated marine LPG appliances.
To ensure that there are no malfunctions or issues with your marine LPG Gas appliances and systems, it is highly recommended that you seek the services of a boat gas engineer on an annual basis. The engineer will inspect, repair if there is any damage or malfunction, and even install new appliances if the old ones are not working properly. Safety checks are mandatory for any boat owner who enjoys life at sea.
You might think that DIY is an option when it comes to repairs or installations of marine LPG gas appliances. However, this is not a good idea and it is advisable to always seek the help of a professional marine gas engineer to fix the problem for you. To ensure your safety and the safety of your boat, check your boat for the following gas installation mistakes and call a professional immediately.
Plugged vent in propane locker
In the case of leaking gas, there must be a way for the gas to escape. LPG can accumulate in the locker and may cause an explosion. Once in a while, remove the LPG gas container, pour some water in the locker and ensure that it drains properly. Also, check the lid gaskets to ensure proper sealing and fit.
Storing unwanted items in the LPG gas lockers.
The gas container should be the only item in the locker. If you store other items in the tank, they might scratch the tank or due to constant vibrations, they might damage the gauge or regulator and other sharp items can end up cutting the hose. Therefore, ensure that only the LPG container is stored in the locker.
No working gas detector
Always ensure that you install a working gas detector. This will immediately alert you in case of a gas leakage inside the boat.
Remember to contact a professional marine gas engineer to install and repair any LPG gas related issues you might be experiencing.