list or database of installed gas appliances – 19049

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Ref: FOI/19049

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 15th April 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

We are seeking a list or database of installed gas appliances, categorised into groups such as:

Heating

  • Boilers – condensing/non-condensing, wet central heating systems
  • Water Heaters – instantaneous, continuous, storage water heaters
  • Dry (Warm Air) Convection Systems – direct/indirect air heaters
  • Radiant Heaters – luminous (plaque) and non-luminous (tube)

Catering

  • Ovens – deck ovens, pizza ovens, rack ovens
  • Steamers & Combi Ovens – combi-steam ovens, atmospheric steamers
  • Hobs & Grills – hobs, grills, griddles, barbecues, salamander grills, rotisserie grills
  • Water & Oil Heaters – fryers, pasta/noodle boilers, bratt pans

For each appliance, it would be useful to know the output rating, in either kW or BTU/hr, and the installed date.

We are also looking to know the facility/facility type in which each appliance is found – if possible, the specific facility name and/or address.

We wish to obtain as recent data as is possible – ideally from 2018 or 2019. However, any data from proceeding years which could present market trends would also be favourable.

Reply

This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not hold a list or database of installed gas appliances.  However we do publish incident information where the mentioned appliance has been the cause.

Incident data can be found on the link below.

https://data.birmingham.gov.uk/dataset/wmfs-incident-data-since-2009

If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

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