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New Gas Codes Are Released 2015

New Gas Codes Are Released 2015

SAI Global released a revamped version of AS/NZS5601-1-2013 Gas installations – General installations and AS/NZS5601-2-2013 Gas installations – LP Gas installations in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes.

Over the next two months, Bizmatrix will be holding professional development updates, which will include information on the changes in the new codes.

The new codes won’t be adopted until the Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate have confirmed Parliamentary Acceptance, where the codes are included into the relevant Gas Safety Regulations and Gas Safety ACT . Judging on the previous AS/NZS5601-1-2010 and AS/NZS5601-2-2010, we could expect these to be adopted by July 2014, where it will be law, until then the AS/NZS5601-1-2010 and Part 2 -2010 will remain enforced.


What are the major changes from AS/NZS 5601-1-2010– summarised to new AS/NZS 5601-1-2013

A-   Exclusion of 1st family gases – E.G:  TLP – tempered liquefied petroleum

B-   Temperature limitations for press fit end connections

C-  New means of compliance for ventilation of flued appliances, including new normative appendix for combustion products spillage testing

D-  Adoption by Australia of Table C1, which was previously for New Zealand only

E-   Revised Appendix F for pipe sizing in relation to increased flow capacities where supply and equipment pressure permits

F-   Revised Appendix G for method in calculating breather vent orifices sizes

G-  New informative Appendix O for gas appliance commissioning

H-  New informative Appendix P for symbols used in gas control system diagrams

I-    New informative Appendix Q comprising a gas installation checklist

J-     New informative Appendix R for spillage testing of combustion products


What are the major changes from AS/NZS 5601-2-2010– – summarised AS/NZS5601-2-2013

A-   Clarification of drainage and ventilation requirements for LP gas Cylinder compartments and lockers

B-   Clarification of refrigerator installations

C-  Guidelines on increase in ventilation area where mesh is installed

D-  New warning labels for vents

E-   Mandatory requirements for consumer instructions in Appendix G

F-   New informative Appendix I for gas appliance commissioning

G-  New informative Appendix J for symbols used in gas control system diagrams

H-  New informative Appendix K with a gas installation checklist

Where the term installation is used, it is deemed to include the appliances, flues, and ventilation and ancillary items.

Don’t miss our professional development updates, which will include a Bizmatrix gas fitter service refresher training course.


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