EnergySafe Magazine Winter 2018, issue 51 - Page 20

20
For all the latest energy safety news visit www . esv . vic . gov . au

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 Energy Safe Victoria inspections on gas installations ( Apr 2018 to Jun 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 .
More information
For clarification on a specific clause within an Australian Standard , contact the ESV Gas Safety Technical Information Line on 1800 652 563 .
Rating Cause Clause description
1 AS / NZS 5601.1:2013 [ Amendment 2 ]
Clause 5.3.8
LOCATION OF CONSUMER PIPING – Piping in a concealed location other than underground or embedded in concrete .
25 Non-compliances
Breaches »»
Consumer piping in a concealed location , other than underground or embedded in concrete , has not been installed to the requirements detailed in Table 5.2 ( Clause 5.3.8 ) and Table 4.1 ( Clause 4.5.4 ) or the requirements of Clause 5.3.12 “ Ventilation of concealed piping ”.
2 AS / NZS 5601.1:2013 [ Amendment 2 ]
USE OF HOSE ASSEMBLIES – Hose assembly – Operating conditions .
Clause 5.9.5 28 Non-compliances
Breaches »»
Hose assemblies have been installed in situations in which they are exposed to a temperature exceeding the maximum temperature specified in the hose manufacturer ’ s instructions or subject to strain , abrasion , kinking or permanent deformation .
3 AS / NZS 5601.1:2013 [ Amendment 2 ]
Clause 6.2.2
GENERAL INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS – Manufacturer ’ s installation instructions .
27 Non-compliances
Breaches »»
Appliances have not been installed in accordance with the requirements of AS / NZS 5601 or the manufacturer ’ s instructions .
4 AS / NZS 5601.1:2013 [ Amendment 2 ]
Clause 6.10.2.2
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTALLATION OF SPECIFIC GAS APPLIANCES – Commercial catering equipment – Clearances to a grease filter .
Breaches »»
The clearance between any part of a grease filter and the nearest part of the cooking surface or trivet are less than the clearance specified in Table 6.9 , Clause 6.10.2.2 .
26 Non-compliances
5 AS / NZS 5601.1:2013 [ Amendment 2 ]
Clause 6.10.2.3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTALLATION OF SPECIFIC GAS APPLIANCES – Commercial catering equipment – Clearances around commercial catering equipment .
18 Non-compliances
Breaches »»
The clearance to combustible surfaces from commercial catering equipment does not comply with the gas appliance manufacturer ’ s instructions or is not less than the clearance as shown in Table 6.10 of AS / NZS 5601.1:2013 .
6 AS / NZS 5601.1:2013 [ Amendment 2 ]
DESIGN OF CONSUMER PIPING – Occupancy isolation .
Clause 5.2.9 Breaches »»
Multiple occupancies within the same building lacked a quarter turn manual shut-off valve , or were not accessible , or lacked a durable , permanent sign located in a prominent position adjacent to the valve , identifying it as a gas valve , and if remote from the occupancy identifying the occupancy .
18 Non-compliances
7 AS / NZS 5601.1:2013 [ Amendment 2 ]
MATERIALS FOR CONSUMER PIPING .
Clause 4.2 10 Non-compliances
Breaches »»
Piping materials and fittings do not meet an appropriate Standard as listed in Table 4.1 , AS / NZS5601.1:2013 .
8 AS / NZS 5601.1:2013 [ Amendment 2 ]
DESIGN OF CONSUMER PIPING – Building isolation .
Clause 5.2.10 6 Non-compliances
Breaches »» Consumer piping does not have a manual shut-off valve at 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 .
20 For all the latest energy safety news visit www.esv.vic.gov.au 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 Energy Safe Victoria inspections on gas installations (Apr 2018 to Jun 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. More information For clarification on a specific clause within an Australian Standard, contact the ESV Gas Safety Technical Information Line on 1800 652 563.  Rating Cause Clause description 1 AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 [Amendment 2] LOCATION OF CONSUMER PIPING – Piping in a concealed location other than underground or embedded in concrete. 25 Non-compliances Clause 5.3.8 Breaches » » Consumer piping in a concealed location, other than underground or embedded in concrete, has not been installed to the requirements detailed in Table 5.2 (Clause 5.3.8) and Table 4.1 (Clause 4.5.4) or the requirements of Clause 5.3.12 “Ventilation of concealed piping”. 2 AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 [Amendment 2] USE OF HOSE ASSEMBLIES – Hose assembly – Operating conditions. 28 Non-compliances Clause 5.9.5 Breaches » » Hose assemblies have been installed in situations in which they are exposed to a temperature exceeding the maximum temperature specified in the hose manufacturer’s instructions or subject to strain, abrasion, kinking or permanent deformation. 3 AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 [Amendment 2] GENERAL INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS – Manufacturer’s installation instructions. 27 Non-compliances Clause 6.2.2 Breaches » » Appliances have not been installed in accordance with the requirements of AS/NZS 5601 or the manufacturer’s instructions. 4 AS/NZ M KN L–[Y[Y[ BQUSӐSTURTSQSԈSSUSӈшPQPTTPST¸$[Y\X[]\[\]Z\Y[8$X\[\HܙX\H[\ۋX\X[\]\H L XX\00HX\[H]Y[[H\وHܙX\H[\[HX\\\وH[\XH܈]]\H\[HX\[HXYYY[XH K]\H L HTӖ M KN L–[Y[Y[ BQUSӐSTURTSQSԈSSUSӈшPQPTTPST¸$[Y\X[]\[\]Z\Y[8$X\[\\[[Y\X[]\[\]Z\Y[ NۋX\X[\]\H L XX\00HX\[HX\XH\X\H[Y\X[]\[\]Z\Y[\\H]H\\X[BX[YX\\&\[X[ۜ܈\\[HX\[H\ۈ[XH LوTӖ M KN L˂TӖ M KN L–[Y[Y[ BTQӈшӔSQTTS8$\[H\][ۋNۋX\X[\]\H KBXX\00][\H\[Y\][H[YHZ[[XYH]X\\\X[X[] [ٙ[K܈\HX\XK܈XYH\XK\X[[Yۈ]Y[HZ[[][ۈYX[H[KY[YZ[]\H\[K[Y[[HHH\[HY[YZ[H\[KTӖ M KN L–[Y[Y[ BPUTPSԈӔSQTTS˂LۋX\X[\]\H XX\00\[X]\X[[][YY][\X]H[\\\Y[XH KTӖM KN L˂TӖ M KN L–[Y[Y[ B]\H KLXX\‘TQӈшӔSQTTS8$Z[[\][ۋۋX\X[\°0ۜ[Y\\[\]HHX[X[] [ٙ[H]XX[و[Hو\[XXZ[[˂0H\XH\X[[Yۈ]Hܙ[TSH\Y[]Y[HZ[[][ۈYX[H[K