EnergySafe Magazine Summer 2018, issue 49 - Page 13

13 For all the latest energy safety news visit www.esv.vic.gov.au Summer 2018 energysafe issue 49 Identified non-compliance breaches By Paul Harris, Head of Gas Operations Listed below are the most frequently identified non-compliance items as a result of recent inspection activity performed by ESV on gas installations (Dec 2017 to Jan 2018). When inspecting, ESV assesses the installation for compliance against the prescribed Australian Standards. It is imperative that gasfitting professionals have the right tools for their job. This includes access to the relevant Australian Standards. Reading and understanding the relevant standards, as well as following the manufacturer’s installation instructions, is important to ensure a compliant gas installation. For clarification on a specific clause within an Australian Standard, contact the Gas Safety Technical Information Line on 1800 652 563. Rating Cause Clause description 1 AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 [Amendment 2] ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTALLATION OF SPECIFIC GAS APPLIANCES – Commercial catering equipment – Clearances around commercial catering equipment. 12 Non-compliances Clause 6.10.2.3 Breaches » » The clearance to combustible surfaces from commercial catering equipment does not comply with the gas appliance manufacturer’s instructions or is not be less than the clearance as shown in Table 6.10 of AS/NZS 5601.1:2013. 2 AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 [Amendment 2] DESIGN OF CONSUMER PIPING – Building isolation 9 Non-compliances Clause 5.2.10 Breaches » » Consumer piping does not include a manual shut-off valve at the each point of entry of piping to each building. » » A durable permanent sign, with the wording ‘GAS VALVE’, has not been located in a prominent position adjacent to the valve. 3 AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 [Amendment 2] GENERAL INSTALLATIONREQUIREMENTS – Manufacturer’s installation instructions 9 Non-compliances Clause 6.2.2 Breaches » » Appliances have not been installed in accordance with the requirements of AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 and the manufacturer’s instructions. 4 AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 [Amendment 2] INSTALLING GAS EQUIPMENT – Consumer piping gas pressure regulators – Consumer piping regulator outlet operating pressure notice 7 Non-compliances Clause 5.11.1.6 Breaches » » A sign indicating the consumer piping regulator outlet operating pressure, for pressures exceeding 1.5 kPa (natural gas), has not been placed in a prominent position near the regulator. 5 AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 [Amendment 2] ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTALLATION OF SPECIFIC GAS APPLIANCES – Commercial catering equipment – Clearances to a grease filter 7 Non-compliances Clause 6.10.2.2 Breaches » » The clearance between any part of a grease filter and the nearest part of the cooking surface or trivet is not be less than the clearance specified in Table 6.9 (AS/NZS 5601.1:2013).. 6 AS/NZS 5301.1:2013 [Amendment 2] LOCATION OF CONSUMER PIPING – Piping in a concealed location other than underground or embedded in concrete. 6 Non-compliances Clause 5.3.8 Breaches » » Consumer piping (mechanical joints and gas valves) have been incorrectly installed in a concealed location. 7 AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 [Amendment 2] DESIGN OF CONSUMER PIPING – Occupancy isolation. 5 Non-compliances Clause 5.9.2 Breaches » » A durable, permanent sign has not been located in a prominent position adjacent to the valve, to identify it as a gas valve, and if remote from the occupancy identify the occupancy. 8 AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 [Amendment 2] USE OF HOSE ASSEMBLIES – Hose assembly – Operation conditions 5 Non-compliances Clause 5.9.5 Breaches » » Hose assemblies have been installed where they will be subject to strain, abrasion, kinking or permanent deformation. 9 AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 [Amendment 2] TEST OF PIPING – Testing a new gas installation Clause 6.6.3 Breaches » » Gas leak on fitting line/shut-off valuve/turret set. » » Test gear not suitable. » » Consumer Piping Test report not provided after alteratio to consumer gas piping. 8 Non-compliances