What is LP Gas
Liquefied petroleum gas or liquid petroleum gas (LPG or LP gas) are flammable mixtures of hydrocarbon gases used as fuel in heating appliances & cooking equipment. The gasses are stored under pressure and turns into liquid form. This is a safe & clean energy and will save you a lot on your electricity bill.
Why do you need a Registered Gas Installer?
- By law (The National Health & Safety Act) only a Registered Gas Installer can do Gas Installations. It is for your own safety!
- Only Registered Gas Installers can issue a Certificate of Compliance.
Certificate of Compliance
- For your insurance, in case of a fire and the cause is a unregistered installation you insurance would be void.
- Needed when selling you house.
Some of the Industry Regulations:
- CYLINDER(s) can not be placed closer than 1m to a door.
- CYLINDER(s) can not be placed closer than 2m to an open drain or depression, where the gas can gather if the cylinder leaks.
- CYLINDER(s) can not be placed closer than 5m to an electrical switch, motor, generator, pool pump etc.
- CYLINDER(s) can not be placed closer than 1m to the side of a window unless there is at least 300mm between the bottom of the window and the top of the cylinder and a non combustible roof has been placed between the window and the cylinder.
- CYLINDER(s) can not be placed closer than 1m to a boundary wall, unless the wall is a double brick "firewall" > 1.8m tall, with no ventilation gaps in the wall.