Depending on the building you own, it may be subject to local or city requirements that require regular NYC Gas Piping Inspection. These inspections keep occupants, neighbors, and maintenance staff safe.Gas Piping Inspections

If your building falls under LL 152, you must have your gas piping inspected by a licensed master plumber (LMP) or a design professional. Based on your Community District, this must be done every four years on a specific schedule.

After the pandemic has ended, building owners and property managers will turn their attention back to the maintenance and inspections required by local law. In the staates, this includes LL152 inspections of gas piping. These are required to be completed every four years based on the community district of the building. The requirement is intended to prevent the kind of leaks and explosions that have occurred in recent history.

LL152 requires a visual inspection of all exposed gas piping in buildings with the exception of private dwellings. The inspection is to be conducted by a licensed master plumber or qualified person working under their supervision. The inspector is to check for a range of conditions, including but not limited to: a portable combustible gas detector test, looking at the integrity of the piping and building structure, ensuring that installations are up to code, checking the presence of combustible gas detection devices, and more.

The inspection entity must report any unsafe or hazardous conditions found during the inspection. The LMP must also notify the building owner, the gas utility providing service to the building, and the Department of Buildings. The LMP must also perform any necessary corrective work in compliance with the construction codes, and obtain all required permits.

A GPS1 must be filed within 30 days of the inspection by the LMP, and a GPS2 within 60 days if the LMP finds any issues that require corrections to the piping system. The LMP may request an extension to the 60 day deadline if it is determined that more time will be needed to correct any issues found during the inspection.

If you’re due for a LL152 inspection, now is the time to call a licensed master plumber to schedule the inspection and submit the forms. They will be in high demand as the year closes, so make sure to get the process started early. HBNY Plumbing & Heating is licensed to conduct LL152 inspections and can assist with the filing of GPS1 and GPS2. We can attend to any issues identified during the inspection so that your LL152 requirement can be met quickly, helping you avoid penalties from the DOB.

Local Law 138

The law, passed in 2016, requires that all gas piping be inspected by a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP) or a qualified individual working under the direction of an LMP. It also requires that a building owner must notify the DOB if a gas service is shut off due to safety concerns and not restored within 24 hours. It applies to commercial, multifamily and residential buildings with gas piping that can be easily accessed by the public or tenants.

For properties in Community Districts 4, 6, 8, 9, and 16, the inspection requirement includes piping in boiler rooms, all common spaces, rooftop mechanical areas, and any publicly-accessible space. The law is also applicable to mixed-use buildings that have multiple subcomponent spaces such as retail, offices, or community facilities. For multifamily properties, it must include all apartments, and it must cover both exterior piping and piping inside living units.

After each inspection, the LMP must submit a report to the building owner and the utility company that provides gas to the building. The report must detail all findings, including any unsafe conditions such as evidence of a gas leak or non-code compliant installations or illegal connections. It must also include any recommendations for correcting the problem. Within 120 days after the inspection, the building owner must file a certification with the LMP that all unsafe conditions have been corrected and that the piping is in compliance with the city’s construction codes.

If a LMP discovers that a building’s gas piping system is not in compliance with the rules, it can issue an order to the owner to bring it into compliance. This may include requiring the owner to replace any faulty combustible gas detection alarms. It can also require that the owner make repairs to any leaking gas piping or appliances. It may also include imposing a penalty of up to $10,000. This penalty can be waived if the owner can show that he or she has made a good faith effort to comply with the rule. A good-faith effort is defined as a reasonable effort to conform to the requirements.

Periodic Inspections

Periodic inspections are an integral part of maintaining safe and sanitary conditions in your building. They help to identify and correct code violations. These include faulty plumbing fixtures, improper installation of appliances and electrical wiring, and fire hazards.

A building owner must perform a general inspection of the entire property at least once every five years. The inspection must include the general cleanliness of the building and all its components, as well as any appearance of mold or dampness. It should also assess whether windows and doors are in good condition and if all electrical equipment is working properly. The inspector should look for pressure absorbing devices that eliminate water hammer and other problems caused by changes in air pressure.

It’s a landlord’s responsibility to ensure that tenants live in safe, secure, and comfortable housing. Landlords should always carry out periodic, routine inspections of the property before new tenants move in. This will ensure that any issues are taken care of before the tenants move in, and it will also help to build a rapport with them.

Landlords should also check for gas leaks, faulty electric sockets and light fittings, as well as ensuring that all escape routes are clear. This will help to keep tenants happy and safe, while reducing the risk of fires and electrical shocks. Landlords should also make sure that they are complying with all government guidance on private renting.

The periodical inspections must be conducted by a licensed master plumber (LMP). LMPs are trained to understand and repair all aspects of the building’s plumbing system. They can be hired by contacting the DOB’s licensing portal. You should always check an LMP’s license status and disciplinary and voluntary surrender records using the DOB Know Your Construction Professional tool.

During the periodic inspection, the LMP must observe and talk with authorized employees implementing the energy control procedures that are being reviewed. This does not mean that the LMP must inspect every machine and piece of equipment in a building, but they must examine a sample of machines or pieces of equipment that reasonably reflects the servicing and maintenance operations and hazardous energy control practices for each procedure that is being evaluated.

Detection Devices

Detection devices are a vital part of ensuring safety on the job site. They help to monitor for dangerous gases that aren’t easily recognizable by humans. These include carbon monoxide and other hazardous chemicals. Gas detection equipment can also detect underground pipeline conditions that could cause leaks. These include corroded or damaged pipes, shifting soil, and more. This helps to keep building occupants safe and ensures that proper repairs can be made.

In addition to the traditional methods of pipeline inspection, there are several innovative new technologies that are helping to make the job safer and more efficient. For example, guided wave UT (guided wave ultrasonic testing) is a method that utilizes electromagnetic mode conversion to achieve an extensive structural area inspection. This technology is particularly useful in the case of curved pipe segments where eddy current methods are often ineffective.

These types of technologies are being used more and more in the field to improve efficiency and safety. They can also help to save time and money by reducing the number of inspections that are required. This is especially true when the devices are combined with remote control systems that enable them to be operated from a safe distance.

Gas piping inspections are important to ensure that the gas lines in your home or business are in good working condition. They can also be used to detect any signs of damage or corrosion, which can be very dangerous. If you notice any unusual issues with your gas piping, contact us to schedule an inspection right away.

The inspection must include a pressure test of the gas piping. This can be done using air, CO2, or nitrogen, and it must be completed at a pressure that is satisfactory to the Authority Having Jurisdiction. This pressure test should be held for a period of time that is not less than 30 minutes.

In addition, the piping inspection must include a test of all public spaces on floors where combustible gas is used. This must be conducted with a portable combustible gas detector. This device can be used to check for leaking or faulty connections, excessive atmospheric corrosion, and deterioration of the pipe walls. It can also be used to detect illegal or non-code compliant connections.