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The Director of Energy Safety under regulation 32(3) of the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 has issued the following variations or exemptions from requirements in the codes and standards listed in Schedule 7 of the regulations. Each variation or exemption has been allocated a number for future identification purposes.
These variation or exemptions can generally be applied to gas installations in Western Australia. Gas installations that utilise a variation/exemption must conform to the conditions imposed in the variation or exemption, including the recording of the variation or exemption number on the compliance badge/mobile compliance plate, by the gas fitter who carries out the work.
The generic and global variations or exemptions are tabulated.
|Variation/exemption number||Date of issue||Standard or code clause number||Description of variation/exemption|
|12/29||14 November 2012||AS/NZS 1596/5.6.1||Proprietary (Brugg Rohrsystem AG Flexwell LPG Pipework PN25 bar version) piping can be installed underground on Propane vapour return and liquid supply connecting between the tank turret and dispensers of LP Gas storage facilities in service stations, subject to the condition that it has a manufacturer’s pressure test certificate with every batch showing a burst pressure rating of greater than 8.8MPa, is terminated in proprietary fittings, has an outer polymer layer for corrosion protection and is installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions by a manufacturer trained gas fitter.|
|11/44||11 November 2011||AG 601–1998,
AS 5601/AG 601-2000,
AS 5601/AG 601-2002,
Notices of Completion and compliance badges for gas installations in caravans and boats used for nonpropulsive purposes where the existing installation complied with requirements at the time, when they were completed before 19 July 2011 and meet the conditions below, then their existing gas installations (and appliances) may be considered as complying under regulation 32(3)(c) of the regulations. Conditions are as follows:
|09/42||18 August 2009||AS 1425/3.13||Proprietary (Orbital Engine Company [Australia] Pty Ltd) liquefied petroleum gas injection system can be installed with electrical terminals located outside of the compartment or sub-compartment, subject to the condition that the compartment or sub-compartment have components fitted with electrical terminals encapsulated inside harness connectors with high rating break down voltages and be capable of sustaining a gas explosion within.|
|09/41||18 August 2009||AS 1425/ 3.17.4(a)(iii)||Proprietary (Orbital Engine Company [Australia] Pty Ltd) liquefied petroleum gas injection system can be installed with a ventilation duct material of lesser thickness, subject to provision of the dual hoses having a rated working pressure of 300kPa and capable of sustaining the full release of the relief valve.|
|09/39||18 August 2009||AS 1425/5.3||Proprietary (Apollo Gas Pty Ltd, OMEGAS, Landi Relenzo S.p.A TYE IG1) LP Gas vehicle fuel system can be installed without a bracket on the combination fuel filter automatic safety shut off device directly coupled to the coupled to the vaporizer and regulator, subject to the provision of a Luxembourg Ministry of Transport prior certification. Vaporizer and regulator, subject to the provision of a Luxembourg Ministry of Transport prior certification.|