This week we’ve been handling the renovation of the gas community installation in a building located on Valencia Street, Barcelona. The owners of several flats inside the building decided it was about time to replace the old lead gas system in order to adapt it to the new regulations by performing a new copper gas installation which ensured a complete seal.
To make such remodeling, we first started by modifying the IRC (Community reception installation), which is the part of the installation that’s connected to the general gas pipeline. This installation is connected also with the building gas batteries, which in this case where located on the roof.
After we concluded with the new IRC installation, we proceeded to replace the existing IRI (Interior receptive installation) from lead to copper. This part of the installation is the one supplying gas from the gas battery to each of the particular houses.
When we were done with all the steps mentioned above, we then called the natural gas distributor so that they could connect the new gas installation to the general gas distribution network. When they were done connecting it, they sent an inspector in order to verify everything was working out as it should, and everything was also following the actual gas normative. The results were excellent and, after a few hours where the inspector was giving gas to neighbors one by one while checking if there was any gas leakage on any particular installation, the inspector saw everything was good and proceeded to give gas to the building permanently.
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