Using fuel gas to produce theatrical or other special effects
An activity involving the use of fuel gas to produce theatrical or other special effects is regulated under the Gas Standards Act 1972 and Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 (GSR1999). These appliances are prescribed as Type B appliances and the activity of producing theatrical or other special effects must be conducted under a safety management system.
Building and Energy has developed a guideline to assist appliance designers, gas fitters and Type B inspectors in the design and approval of gas fuelled theatrical or other special effects to ensure compliance and minimise risks.
Activities involving the use of fuel gas to produce theatrical or other special effects include, but are not limited to:
- simulating fire, flames and/or explosions as part of a theme park thrill ride or show;
- simulating fire, smoke, or emergency incidents for training purposes;
- producing explosions and flames as part of a music event or theatrical production; and
- producing celebratory flares/flames such as at sporting events.
Guideline for activities using fuel gas to produce theatrical or other special effects
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