Standard
UPDATE AVAILABLE
Track updates
iconCreated with Sketch.

AS/NZS 5601.1:2013

[Available Superseded]

Gas installations, Part 1: General installations

AS NZS 5601.1 2013 gas standards, that specifies requirements and means of compliance for the design, installation and commissioning of gas installations that are associated with use or intended use of fuel gases such as natural gas, LP Gas, biogas or manufactured gas.
Published: 16/09/2013
Pages: 287
Table of contents
Cited references
Content history
Table of contents
Header
About this publication
Preface
1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
1.1 SCOPE
1.2 APPLICATION
1.3 EXCLUSIONS
1.4 NORMATIVE REFERENCES
1.5 COMPLIANCE
1.6 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
1.7 INTERPRETATION
1.8 DEFINITIONS
1.8.1 Accessible
1.8.1.1 Readily accessible
1.8.2 Appliance
1.8.2.1 Type A appliance
1.8.2.2 Type B appliance
1.8.2.3 Balanced flue appliance
1.8.2.4 Direct-fired air heater
1.8.2.5 Elevated cooking appliance
1.8.2.6 Fan-assisted appliance
1.8.2.7 Flued appliance
1.8.2.8 Flueless appliance
1.8.2.9 Freestanding cooking appliance
1.8.2.10 Mobile appliance
1.8.2.11 Portable appliance
1.8.2.12 Room-sealed appliance
1.8.3 Appliance gas pressure regulator
1.8.4 Authorized person
1.8.5 Bathroom
1.8.6 Bedroom
1.8.7 Breather vent
1.8.8 Burner
1.8.8.1 Atmospheric burner
1.8.8.2 Forced draught burner
1.8.8.3 Induced draught burner
1.8.9 Caravan
1.8.10 Certified/Certification
1.8.11 Certifying body
1.8.11A Chimney liner
1.8.12 Combustible material
1.8.13 Combustible surface
1.8.14 Combustion products
1.8.15 Competent person
1.8.16 Compressed natural gas (CNG)
1.8.17 Condensate
1.8.18 Condensation
1.8.19 Consumer piping
1.8.20 Croxed joint
1.8.21 Cupboard
1.8.22 Cylinder
1.8.22.1 Exchange cylinder
1.8.22.2 In-situ fill cylinder
1.8.23 Decorative flame effect fire
1.8.23.1 Type 1
1.8.23.2 Type 2
1.8.24 DN (diametre nominale)
1.8.25 Double block and vent safety shut-off system
1.8.26 Draught diverter
1.8.27 Enclosure
1.8.28 Excess air
1.8.29 Excess flow valve
1.8.30 Exhaust fan
1.8.31 Exitway
1.8.32 Explosive limit
1.8.32.1 Upper explosive limit (UEL)
1.8.32.2 Lower explosive limit (LEL)
1.8.33 Fail safe (also see lock-out)
1.8.34 Fire damper
1.8.35 Fire-isolated passageway
1.8.36 Fire-isolated ramp
1.8.37 Fire-isolated stairway
1.8.38 Fire resistant material
1.8.39 Flame safeguard system
1.8.40 Flue
1.8.40.1 Balanced flue
1.8.40.2 Chimney
1.8.40.3 Common flue
1.8.40.3A Flue connection
1.8.40.4 Natural draught flue
1.8.40.5 Open flue
1.8.40.6 Power flue
1.8.40.7 Primary flue
1.8.40.8 Secondary flue
1.8.40.9 Slip joint
1.8.40.10 Twin wall flue
1.8.41 Flue cowl
1.8.42 Flue gases
1.8.43 Flue terminal
1.8.44 Free area/free ventilation area
1.8.45 Gas
1.8.45.1 Natural gas (NG)
1.8.45.2 Liquefied petroleum gas (LP Gas)
1.8.45.3 Simulated natural gas (SNG)
1.8.45.4 Biogas
1.8.46 Gas consumption
1.8.47 Gasfitting (work)
1.8.48 Gas installation
1.8.49 Gas load
1.8.50 Gas meter
1.8.50.1 Consumer billing meter (also known as a master meter)
1.8.50.2 Sub-meter (also known as check meter)
1.8.51 Gas measurement system (GMS)
1.8.52 Gas pipework
1.8.53 Gas pressure regulator
1.8.53.1 Automatic change-over regulator
1.8.53.2 Consumer piping gas pressure regulator
1.8.53.3 Cylinder regulator
1.8.53.4 Gas appliance regulator
1.8.53.5 Zero regulator
1.8.54 Gastight
1.8.55 Griller
1.8.56 High-rise building
1.8.57 Hob
1.8.58 Hose assembly
1.8.59 Hot-tapping
1.8.60 Hot water boiler
1.8.61 Ignition source
1.8.62 Indoor(s)
1.8.63 Insulating joint
1.8.64 Interlock
1.8.65 Intrinsically safe
1.8.66 Isolation valve
1.8.67 Limited flexibility connector
1.8.68 Lock-out
1.8.69 Main run
1.8.70 Manual shut-off valve
1.8.71 Manufacturer’s specification/instruction/recommendation
1.8.72 Maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP)
1.8.73 Maximum over-pressure
1.8.74 May
1.8.75 Multilayer pipe
1.8.76 Network operator
1.8.77 Nominal size/Nominal diameter (DN)
1.8.78 Non-return valve
1.8.79 Operating pressure
1.8.80 Outdoor(s)
1.8.81 Over-pressure protection
1.8.82 Permanent joint
1.8.83 Pipe fitting
1.8.84 Plant room
1.8.85 POL fitting (Prest-o-lite fitting)
1.8.86 Pool heater
1.8.87 Premises
1.8.88 Pressure
1.8.89 Pressure test point
1.8.90 Proprietary system
1.8.91 Purge or purging
1.8.92 Push-on connector
1.8.93 Quasi-outdoor(s)
1.8.94 Quick-connect device
1.8.94A Quick-connect device (cylinder) and cylinder quick-connect device
1.8.95 Range hood
1.8.96 Rated working pressure
1.8.97 Residential garage
1.8.98 Riser
1.8.99 Safe path
1.8.100 Safety shut-off system
1.8.101 Safety shut-off valve
1.8.102 Shall
1.8.103 Should
1.8.103A Single residential premise
1.8.104 Steam boiler
1.8.105 Storey
1.8.106 Swivel joint
1.8.107 Tailpipe
1.8.108 Tank
1.8.109 Technical Regulator
1.8.110 Temperature limit device
1.8.111 Toughened safety glass
1.8.112 Trivet
1.8.113 Valve train
1.8.114 Vapour barrier
1.8.115 Vent line
1.8.116 Vent valve
1.8.117 Water heater
1.8.118 Wherever possible/where practicable
1.8.119 Wobbe Index
2 PERFORMANCE-BASED DESIGN AND OTHER ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
2.1 GENERAL
2.2 GENERAL WORK AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
2.2.1 Verification of gas supply
2.2.2 Work on a gas installation
2.2.3 Sealing of open ends
2.2.4 Testing of consumer piping
2.2.5 Testing of gas installations
2.2.6 Safe practices and OHS
2.2.7 Increasing pressure of gas installations
2.2.8 Commissioning and recommissioning
2.2.9 Decommissioning
2.3 MATERIALS, FITTINGS AND COMPONENTS
2.3.1 Materials
2.3.2 Proprietary systems
2.3.3 Jointing
2.4 CONSUMER PIPING
2.4.1 General
2.4.2 Design
2.4.3 Prevention of reverse flow
2.4.4 Location
2.4.5 Support of consumer piping
2.4.6 Corrosion control
2.4.7 Provision for clearing condensate
2.4.8 Gas pressure regulators
2.4.9 Over-pressure protection
2.4.10 Pressure test points
2.4.11 Gas venting
2.4.12 Gas pressure raising devices
2.5 FLUES
2.5.1 General
2.5.2 Design
2.5.3 Materials
2.5.4 Installation
2.5.5 Location
2.5.6 Dampers
2.5.7 Flue termination
2.5.8 Common flues
2.5.9 Power flues
2.5.10 Use of existing flues or chimneys
2.6 INSTALLING GAS APPLIANCES
2.6.1 Pre-installation
2.6.2 General installation requirements
2.6.3 Gas appliance location
2.6.4 Limitations on installation of an appliance
2.6.5 Ventilation of the gas appliance space and air supply to gas appliances
2.6.6 Valve trains
2.6.7 Gas appliance connection
2.6.8 Commissioning
3 MEANS OF COMPLIANCE—GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND SAFE WORK PRACTICES
3.1 GAS SUPPLY
3.2 GAS DEMAND
3.3 SAFE WORK PRACTICES
3.3.1 General
3.3.2 Isolating gas supply
3.3.3 Purging after completion of work
3.4 SEALING OF OPEN PIPE ENDS
3.4.1 Removal of debris
3.4.2 Open ends to be sealed while work is in progress
3.4.3 Outlet provided for future connection to be sealed
3.5 TESTING OF PIPING
3.5.1 Testing a new gas installation
3.5.2 Testing consumer piping after alteration, repair or extension
3.6 ACCEPTABLE SUBSTANCES FOR TESTING
3.7 HOT-TAPPING OF BRANCH FITTING TO CONSUMER PIPING
3.8 INCREASING THE OPERATING PRESSURE OF EXISTING CONSUMER PIPING
3.9 DEALING WITH DANGEROUS GAS INSTALLATIONS
3.10 METHODS OF LOCATING GAS LEAKS
3.11 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS IN THE VICINITY OF GAS LEAKS OR SUSPECTED GAS LEAKS
3.12 SAFE DISCHARGE OF STATIC ELECTRICITY
3.13 ELECTRICAL SAFETY BONDING OR BRIDGING
3.14 CLEARING A BLOCKAGE IN CONSUMER PIPING
4 MEANS OF COMPLIANCE—MATERIALS, FITTINGS AND COMPONENTS
4.1 GENERAL
4.1.1 Suitability for use
4.1.2 Reuse of materials and components
4.1.3 Mating parts
4.2 MATERIALS FOR CONSUMER PIPING
4.3 CONSUMER PIPING RESTRICTIONS
4.4 PROHIBITED TYPES OF JOINTS AND FITTINGS
4.5 PROPRIETARY SYSTEMS
4.5.1 Suitability for intended use
4.5.2 Installation of proprietary systems
4.5.3 Substitution of components
4.5.4 Identification of proprietary piping systems
4.6 MATERIAL BETWEEN LP GAS CYLINDER VALVE AND INLET TO FIRST REGULATOR
4.7 OTHER MATERIALS
4.7.1 Fire resistant material
4.7.2 Gasket material
4.7.3 Jointing compounds and materials
4.7.4 Vent line material
4.7.5 Flue material
4.8 COMPONENTS
4.8.1 Miscellaneous components
4.8.2 Manual shut-off valves
4.8.3 Hose assemblies
4.8.4 Swivel joints and couplings
5 MEANS OF COMPLIANCE—INSTALLING CONSUMER PIPING
5.1 GENERAL
5.1.1 Condition of pipe and pipe fittings
5.1.2 Prohibition of earthing through consumer piping
5.1.3 Protection from other materials
5.1.4 Storage and handling of pipe
5.1.5 Condition of pipe during installation
5.1.6 Restriction on repair of defective pipe or pipe fitting
5.1.7 Jointing
5.1.8 Restriction on use of thread sealant
5.1.9 Bending pipe
5.1.10 Re-making a flanged joint
5.1.11 Pipe installation not to reduce building strength or fire resistance
5.1.12 Identification of pipework
5.1.12.1 Identification
5.1.12.2 Marking
5.2 DESIGN OF CONSUMER PIPING
5.2.1 Pressure rating of piping and components
5.2.2 Appliance pressure rating
5.2.3 Requirements where pressurized air, oxygen or a stand by gas is to be used in conjunction with the fuel gas
5.2.4 Consumer piping size
5.2.5 Pipe size for consumer piping supplying a domestic type gas appliance
5.2.6 Flexibility of piping
5.2.7 Pipe alignment at expansion joint
5.2.8 ‘Text deleted’
5.2.9 Occupancy isolation
5.2.10 Building isolation
5.2.11 Isolation for specific installations
5.2.12 Provision of emergency valve (Steam boilers and hot water boilers)
5.2.13 Reversion fittings for proprietary multilayer piping
5.3 LOCATION OF CONSUMER PIPING
5.3.1 Prohibited locations
5.3.2 Piping in an air duct, plenum ceiling, air handling plenum or ventilating duct
5.3.3 Piping not to be subject to physical damage
5.3.4 Separation from above-ground low and extra low voltage electrical equipment
5.3.5 Piping not to support an electrical conductor
5.3.6 Piping not to be exposed to liquid discharge
5.3.7 Above-ground piping not to touch the ground
5.3.8 Piping in a concealed location other than underground or embedded in concrete
5.3.9 Piping passing through a building’s exterior wall
5.3.10 Piping passing through floors and internal walls
5.3.11 Piping in the ground beneath a building
5.3.12 Ventilation of concealed piping
5.3.13 Piping embedded in concrete
5.3.14 Piping in wooden joists
5.3.15 Piping in wooden plates and studs
5.3.16 Piping in steel framed buildings
5.3.17 Protection of multilayer piping
5.4 INSTALLATION OF CONSUMER PIPING UNDERGROUND
5.4.1 General
5.4.2 Bedding and support of pipe in the ground
5.4.3 Depth of cover
5.4.4 Quality of bedding and backfill
5.4.5 Consolidation of bedding and backfill material
5.4.6 Marker tape
5.4.7 Termination of plastic pipe and metallic continuation
5.4.8 Securing a riser
5.4.9 Separation from underground electrical cable
5.4.10 Separation from underground electrical earthing electrode
5.4.11 Separation from underground communication cable
5.4.12 Separation from underground services
5.4.13 Crossing other underground services
5.5 CORROSION CONTROL
5.5.1 Corrosion protection of bare steel
5.5.2 Corrosion protection of above-ground pipework
5.5.3 Joining of electrochemically incompatible materials
5.5.4 Requirement where coated steel pipe emerges from the ground
5.5.5 Requirement where consumer piping is to include cathodic protection
5.5.6 Proving effectiveness of pipe protection
5.6 WATER AND DUST CLEARING PROVISION IN CONSUMER PIPING
5.6.1 Provision of tailpipe
5.6.2 Design and location of a tailpipe
5.6.3 Marking of tailpipes
5.6.4 Tailpipes that terminate below ground level
5.6.5 Provision for dust clearing
5.7 CONSUMER PIPING FOR A HIGH-RISE BUILDING
5.7.1 General
5.7.2 Prohibition on flexible hoses
5.7.3 Plan of consumer piping to be displayed on site
5.7.4 Manual shut-off valve in riser and lateral
5.7.5 Support and flexibility of riser
5.7.6 Minimizing strain at a lateral
5.8 SUPPORT OF CONSUMER PIPING
5.8.1 Consumer piping support system requirements
5.8.2 Spacing of supporting devices
5.8.3 Diameter of rod hangers
5.9 USE OF HOSE ASSEMBLIES
5.9.1 Hose assembly requirements
5.9.2 Prohibited location of hose assembly connection point
5.9.3 Location of connection point for hose assembly
5.9.4 Hose assembly—Prohibited installation methods
5.9.5 Hose assembly—Operating conditions
5.9.6 Hose assembly connecting an appliance
5.9.7 Hose assembly connecting a portable or mobile appliance
5.10 QUICK-CONNECT DEVICES
5.10.1 Quick-connect device installed outside above ground
5.10.2 Quick-connect device socket installation method where subjected to water or dust
5.10.3 Quick-connect devices installed outdoors below ground
5.11 INSTALLING GAS EQUIPMENT
5.11.1 Consumer piping gas pressure regulators
5.11.1.1 Requirements for a consumer piping gas pressure regulator
5.11.1.2 Consumer piping gas pressure regulator installation requirements
5.11.1.3 Prohibited locations for a consumer piping regulator
5.11.1.4 Where a consumer piping gas pressure regulator is required
5.11.1.5 Where a gas appliance regulator is not required
5.11.1.6 Consumer piping regulator outlet operating pressure notice
5.11.2 Over-pressure protection
5.11.2.1 Over-pressure protection and its performance
5.11.2.2 Requirements where over-pressure protection system shuts off the gas supply
5.11.3 Protection of gas supply system from low pressure where a gas pressure-raising device or a gas engine is installed
5.11.4 Pressure test points
5.11.5 Venting
5.11.5.1 Performance of vent line
5.11.5.2 Vent line terminating outside a building
5.11.5.3 Limitation on interconnection of vent lines
5.11.5.4 Size of a common vent line
5.11.5.5 Size of vent line for a consumer piping gas pressure regulator breather vent or relief device
5.11.5.6 Size of vent line for a vented safety shut-off system
5.11.5.7 Discharge from breather vents
5.11.5.7.1 Non-domestic applications
5.11.5.7.2 Domestic applications
5.11.5.8 Restriction of breather vent
5.11.5.9 Vent terminal location
5.11.5.10 Vent terminal construction
5.11.5.11 Vent line to be readily removable
5.11.6 Sub-meters
5.11.6.1 Requirements for sub-meters
5.11.6.2 Prohibited locations of a sub-meter
5.11.6.3 Sub-meter location and identification
5.11.6.4 Sub-meter in a recess or meter box in a cavity wall
5.11.6.5 Ventilation requirements where in an enclosure
5.11.6.6 Provision of manual shut-off valve
5.11.6.7 Connection of the sub-meter
5.12 GAS PRESSURE-RAISING DEVICES
5.12.1 Protection against pulsation
5.12.2 Connection requirements
5.12.3 Required controls
5.12.4 Requirements of downstream pipe and equipment
5.13 VENTILATION OF GAS EQUIPMENT
5.13.1 General
5.13.2 Natural ventilation to outside
5.13.2.1 General
5.13.2.2 Enclosures containing meters or regulators
5.13.2.3 Enclosures containing pressure-raising devices
5.13.3 Natural ventilation via adjacent room
5.13.4 Mechanical ventilation
5.13.5 Location of openings
5.13.6 Ventilation of an enclosure containing a meter or regulator and a gas pressure-raising device
5.13.7 Ventilation of an enclosure containing gas equipment and a gas appliance
6 MEANS OF COMPLIANCE—INSTALLING GAS APPLIANCES
6.1 REQUIREMENTS FOR GAS APPLIANCES
6.1.1 New Zealand requirements
6.1.2 Australian requirements
6.1.3 Appliance conversion
6.2 GENERAL INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
6.2.1 Determination of adequate gas supply
6.2.2 Manufacturer’s installation instructions
6.2.3 Restriction on flueless gas appliances
6.2.4 Restriction on appliance location
6.2.5 Temperature limitation on nearby combustible surface
6.2.6 Gas appliances using pressurized air or oxygen or having a standby gas connected
6.2.7 Automatic control to fail safe
6.2.8 Electrical requirements
6.2.8.1 General
6.2.8.2 For Australian use only
6.2.9 Restoration of electricity supply
6.2.10 Gas appliance support
6.2.11 Earthquake restraint
6.2.12 Flexible connections for the prevention of vibration
6.2.13 Connection of gas appliance designed to move on castors, rollers or wheels
6.2.14 Gas appliance restraint where a hose assembly is used
6.2.15 Push-on connectors limited to connecting laboratory Bunsen burners
6.3 GAS APPLIANCE LOCATION
6.3.1 Adverse effect of air movement systems
6.3.2 Protection from physical damage
6.3.3 Accessibility
6.3.4 Hazards to buildings or persons
6.3.5 Proximity of flammable goods or chemicals
6.3.6 Presence of water
6.3.7 Installation above a source of cooking vapour, steam or grease
6.3.8 Installation in a cupboard
6.3.9 Installation in a bedroom
6.3.10 Installation in a garage
6.3.11 Appliance in a roof space
6.3.12 Location of appliances in residential premises
6.3.13 Appliance on roof, wall or elevated structure in locations other than single residential premises
6.3.14 Appliance under a floor
6.3.15 Domestic gas barbeques and radiant gas heaters
6.4 AIR SUPPLY TO GAS APPLIANCES
6.4.1 Adequacy of air supply
6.4.2 Quality of air supply
6.4.3 Installation where atmosphere is contaminated
6.4.4 Air requirements for gas appliances
6.4.4.1 Application
6.4.4.1.1 For Australia
6.4.4.1.2 For New Zealand
6.4.4.2 General requirements
6.4.4.3 Natural ventilation
6.4.4.4 Natural ventilation via adjacent room
6.4.4.5 Location of ventilation openings
6.4.5 Air requirements for gas appliances—New gas appliance installations in buildings approved for construction after publication of this Standard—Australia only
6.4.5.1 Application
6.4.5.2 General ventilation requirements
6.4.5.3 Calculation of natural ventilation areas
6.4.5.3.1 Spaces containing only flued appliances
6.4.5.3.2 Spaces containing only flueless appliances other than flueless space heaters
6.4.5.3.3 Spaces containing both flued appliances and flueless appliances other than unflued space heaters
6.4.6 Special requirements for flueless space heaters
6.4.7 Appliance in a residential garage
6.4.8 Mechanical ventilation
6.4.9 Interlock for air supply to gas appliance
6.4.10 Air heating gas appliance in a confined space
6.4.11 Combustion and dilution air for a gas appliance with an open flue
6.5 GAS SHUT-OFF WHEN AUTOMATIC FIRE EQUIPMENT OPERATES
6.5.1 Interlock of automatic fire-extinguishing equipment with gas supply
6.5.2 Interlock of automatic fire damper and gas supply
6.5.3 Gas shut-off controls interfaced with fire alarm systems
6.6 GAS APPLIANCE CONNECTION
6.6.1 Restriction on appliance connection
6.6.2 Pipe connection
6.6.3 Means of isolation
6.6.4 Means of disconnection
6.6.5 Fitting of an appliance gas pressure regulator
6.7 FLUE DESIGN
6.7.1 Provision of a flue
6.7.2 Effect on building strength or fire resistance
6.7.3 Material
6.7.4 Design requirements
6.7.5 Flue gases not to cause a nuisance
6.7.6 Common or combined flues
6.7.7 Draught diverters
6.7.7.1 Flue with draught diverters
6.7.7.2 Flue without draught diverters
6.7.8 Power flues
6.7.9 Flue cowls
6.7.10 Condensate drains
6.7.11 Use of existing flue or chimney
6.8 FLUE INSTALLATION
6.8.1 Provision for removal of gas appliance
6.8.2 Support independent of gas appliance
6.8.3 Soft-soldered flue joints
6.8.4 Flue joints
6.8.5 Weatherproofing through a roof or wall
6.8.6 Chimneys
6.8.7 Clearance around a draught diverter
6.8.8 Prohibited locations for flues
6.8.9 Concealed metal flues
6.8.10 Application of twin wall flues
6.8.11 Clearance between a single wall flue and a combustible surface
6.8.12 Protection of combustible surfaces
6.8.13 Protection of adjacent non-combustible materials from heat of flue
6.8.14 Clearance from wiring and other services
6.9 FLUE TERMINALS
6.9.1 Terminating an open flue—Location
6.9.2 Terminating a flue above a roof
6.9.3 Location of flue terminals of balanced flue, room-sealed, fan-assisted or outdoor appliances
6.9.4 Terminating a flue under a covered area or in a recess
6.9.5 Terminating a flue in a roof space
6.10 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTALLATION OF SPECIFIC GAS APPLIANCES
6.10.1 Domestic gas cooking appliances
6.10.1.1 Clearance around a gas cooking appliance
6.10.1.2 Protection of a combustible surface near a gas cooking appliance
6.10.1.3 Multiple cooker installations in domestic science classrooms
6.10.1.4 Clearance above a high level griller
6.10.1.5 Clearance from oven flue of elevated gas cooking appliance
6.10.1.6 Connecting an elevated cooking appliance
6.10.1.7 Indoor barbecues in residential premises
6.10.1.8 Installation of LP Gas cooktops
6.10.1.9 Connecting a freestanding cooking appliance using a hose assembly—High level connection
6.10.1.10 Under cooker connection
6.10.1.11 Stabilization of a freestanding cooking appliance
6.10.1.12 Inbuilt oven
6.10.1.13 Single boiling burners
6.10.1.14 Domestic gas cooking appliances in combined living/sleeping areas
6.10.1.15 Commercial catering equipment in residential premises
6.10.2 Commercial catering equipment
6.10.2.1 Combination cooking ranges
6.10.2.2 Clearances to a grease filter
6.10.2.3 Clearances around commercial catering equipment
6.10.2.4 Commercial catering equipment on a combustible surface
6.10.2.5 Domestic gas cooking appliances in commercial installations
6.10.3 Instantaneous water heaters
6.10.3.1 Prohibited locations
6.10.3.2 Flueless instantaneous water heater
6.10.4 Storage water heaters
6.10.5 Pool heaters (including those for swimming, spa and therapeutic pools)
6.10.5.1 Prohibited locations
6.10.5.2 Supporting base
6.10.5.3 Control systems
6.10.5.4 Pool heater where flow and return water pipes are of plastic
6.10.5.5 Non-return valve
6.10.5.6 Restriction on fitting of a valve in water flow line
6.10.6 Space heaters
6.10.6.1 Limitation on installation
6.10.6.2 Open flued appliance with rear register
6.10.6.3 Restrictions on installation of flueless space heater
6.10.6.4 Installation of space heater in an institution
6.10.7 Overhead radiant heaters
6.10.7.1 Overhead radiant heaters installed indoors
6.10.7.2 Overhead radiant heaters installed outdoors or in quasi-outdoor situations
6.10.8 Patio heaters
6.10.8.1 Limitation on installation
6.10.8.2 Pole mounted
6.10.8.3 Suspended other than by pole mounting
6.10.9 Decorative flame effect fires, other than flame effect gas space heaters
6.10.9.1 Prohibited installation
6.10.9.2 Requirements for fireplace and chimney
6.10.9.3 Damper not permitted in chimney or flue
6.10.9.4 Flue cowl requirements
6.10.9.5 Ventilation requirements
6.10.10 Ducted air heaters
6.10.10.1 Location
6.10.10.2 Interaction of heating air and air for combustion
6.10.10.3 Ductwork not to prevent lighting or servicing
6.10.11 Air curtains
6.10.12 Direct fired air heaters
6.10.12.1 Prohibited locations
6.10.12.2 Restriction on air supply
6.10.13 Overhead radiant tube heaters
6.10.13.1 Requirements for installation
6.10.13.2 Requirements for an installation where atmosphere is contaminated
6.10.13.3 Clearances required around the heater
6.10.14 Laundry dryers
6.10.14.1 Laundry dryer with exhaust fan
6.10.14.2 Exhaust duct required
6.10.14.3 Exhaust duct requirements
6.10.14.4 Ventilation requirements
6.10.14.5 Exhausting into a room or enclosure
6.10.14.6 Dryers for community use—Operating instructions to be displayed
6.10.15 Gas lights
6.10.16 Incinerators
6.10.16.1 Required clearances to combustible surfaces
6.10.16.2 Flueing of an incinerator
6.10.16.3 Operating instructions to be displayed
6.10.17 Pottery kiln
6.10.17.1 Support to be non-combustible and of adequate strength
6.10.17.2 Flame safeguard system required
6.10.17.3 Clearances between a hood or canopy and combustible material
6.10.17.4 Flueing of a pottery kiln
6.10.17.5 Flue dampers
6.10.18 Refrigerator
6.10.18.1 Prohibited locations
6.10.18.2 Required clearances
6.10.18.3 Requirements where refrigerator is to be in a sealed recess.
6.10.18.4 Requirement for annealed copper tube connection
6.10.19 Gas barbecues and radiant gas heaters for outdoor use
6.11 COMMISSIONING
6.11.1 General
6.11.2 Australian requirements
6.11.3 New Zealand requirements
6.11.4 Appliance commissioning
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B
APPENDIX C
C1 INTRODUCTION
C2 SPECIFICATION FOR FIRE RESISTANT MATERIAL
C3 EXAMPLES TO DETERMINE REQUIRED THICKNESS OF FIRE RESISTANT MATERIAL
C4 ACCEPTABLE METHODS OF PROTECTION FOR DOMESTIC APPLICATIONS
APPENDIX D
D1 INTRODUCTION
D2 PRECAUTIONS BEFORE PURGING COMMENCES
D3 PURGING A SUB-METER
D4 PURGING A SMALL VOLUME INSTALLATION WITH GAS TO REMOVE AIR
D4.1 Pipe length in a small volume installation
D4.2 Commencing the purge
D4.3 Purging through an appliance fitted with an open burner
D4.4 Purging through an appliance fitted with a flame safeguard device
D4.4.1 General
D4.4.2 Electronic flame safeguard device fitted
D4.4.3 Thermoelectric device fitted
D5 PURGING A LARGE VOLUME GAS INSTALLATION
D6 PURGING CONSUMER PIPING TO REMOVE GAS
D7 Technical references
APPENDIX E
E1 INTRODUCTION
E2 LIMITATION OF TESTS
E3 LEAKAGE TESTING OF INSTALLATIONS
E3.1 New installations
E3.2 Additions and alterations to installations
E4 PIPEWORK TEST PROCEDURE
E5 INSTALLATION TEST PROCEDURE
E6 LEAKAGE TEST FOR EXISTING INSTALLATIONS
E7 TESTING A CONNECTION MADE AFTER A TEST PROCEDURE
E8 ADDITIONAL TESTS FOR LP GAS PIPING UPSTREAM OF FIRST STAGE REGULATOR
E9 ADDITIONAL TESTS FOR SYSTEMS WITH A PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICE
E10 SELECTING THE TEST INSTRUMENT
E11 Technical references
APPENDIX F
F1 INTRODUCTION
F1.1 General
F1.2 Pipe conditions
F1.3 Fitting allowance
F1.4 Equations used
F1.5 Gas properties
F1.6 Excessive gas velocity
F1.7 Allowable pressure drop
F2 INFORMATION REQUIRED
F3 DESIGN PROCEDURE USING PIPE SIZING GRAPHS
F3.1 General
F3.2 Worked example 1—With allowable pressure drop of 0.0105 kPa/m
F3.2.1 Introduction
F3.2.2 Sketch the layout
F3.2.3 Tabulate the pipe runs
F3.2.4 Determine the length of the longest pipe run
F3.2.5 Determine the allowable pressure drop per metre
F3.2.6 Determine the required pipe size using the pipe sizing graphs
F3.3 Worked example 2—With increased allowable pressure drop
F3.3.1 Introduction
F3.3.2 Determine the required pipe size using the pipe sizing graphs
F4 PIPE SIZING GRAPHS
F5 DESIGN PROCEDURE USING PIPE SIZING TABLES
F5.1 Introduction
F5.2 Worked example 1
F5.2.1 Introduction
F5.2.2 Sketch the piping layout
F5.2.3 Determine the main run
F5.2.4 Select the piping material
F5.2.5 Select the pipe sizing table
F5.2.6 Tabulate the pipe runs
F5.2.7 Selecting the pipe size
F5.3 Worked example 2—With increased allowable pressure drop
F5.3.1 Introduction
F5.3.2 Determine the required pipe size using the pipe sizing tables
F6 PIPE SIZING TABLES
APPENDIX G
G1 INTRODUCTION
G2 USING THE TABLES
G3 EXAMPLE USING A TABLE (SEE TABLE G1)
APPENDIX H
H1 FLUE DESIGN FOR APPLIANCES WITH ATMOSPHERIC BURNERS
H1.1 Introduction
H1.2 Factors influencing flue design
H1.2.1 Heat loss
H1.2.2 Resistance to flow of flue gases
H1.3 Designing individual appliance flues
H1.3.1 Design procedure
H1.3.2 Example of flue design for individual appliance flue
H1.4 Common flues (combined and multiple flues)
H1.4.1 Design principles
H1.4.2 Performance of common flue
H1.4.3 Flue connector—Change of direction
H1.4.4 Resistance to flow of flue gases—Manifolds and laterals
H1.4.5 Design of common flue—Appliances at different levels
H1.4.5.1 Design factors
H1.4.5.2 Example of flue design for appliances at different levels
H1.4.5.3 Alternative method using oversize common flue
H1.4.6 Design of common flue—Appliances at same level
H1.4.6.1 Total flue height
H1.4.6.2 Example of flue design for appliances at same level
H2 POWER FLUE DESIGN
H2.1 Power flue applications
H2.2 Design requirements
H2.2.1 Air supply
H2.2.1.1 General
H2.2.1.2 Provision for plant room air
H2.2.1.3 Flue design requirements
H2.2.2 Requirement for a damper
H2.2.3 Sizing of the fan
H2.2.4 Fan requirements
H2.2.5 Fan failure sensing devices
H2.2.6 Noise and vibration reduction requirements
H2.2.7 Commissioning the power flue
APPENDIX I
I1 DIAGRAMMATIC REPRESENTATION OF OUTDOOR AREAS
I2 ‘Text deleted’
APPENDIX J
J1 GENERAL
J2 CYLINDER REQUIREMENTS
J3 LOCATION OF CYLINDERS
J3.1 General
J3.2 Prohibited locations
J3.3 Cylinders on a verandah
J3.4 Cylinders in an enclosure or recess
J3.5 Cylinders under buildings
J3.6 Cylinders in public locations
J4 INSTALLATION
J4.1 Installing cylinders
J4.2 ‘Text deleted’
J5 CLEARANCES AROUND CYLINDERS
J6 CYLINDER REGULATORS
J7 LP GAS CYLINDER CAPACITY
J8 VAPORIZATION CAPACITY FOR CYLINDERS AND TANKS
J9 MATERIAL BETWEEN LP GAS CYLINDER VALVE AND INLET TO FIRST REGULATOR
APPENDIX K
K1 INTRODUCTION
K2 GAS SUPPLY
K3 CONSUMER PIPING
K4 PIPE RISER SHAFTS
K5 CONSUMER PIPE LOCATION
K6 COMPONENTS TO BE ACCESSIBLE
K7 PIPE SUPPORT SYSTEMS
K7.1 Components to be considered
K7.2 Pipe anchor
K7.3 Pipe riser clamp
K7.4 Pipe guides
K7.5 Spring clip
K8 EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION OF CONSUMER PIPING AND BUILDINGS
K8.1 Thermal expansion
K8.1.1 Selecting a design temperature differential
K8.1.2 Calculating the thermal expansion
K8.2 Building shrinkage
K8.3 Design for expansion/contraction
K9 BRANCHES (OFF TAKES)
K10 VALVES
K10.1 General
K10.2 Pipe riser isolation valves
K10.3 Off take isolation valves
K10.4 Apartment isolation valves
K11 PLAN OF PIPE
K12 BOOSTERS
APPENDIX L
1.0 EXPLANATION
1.0.1 For the purposes of this building code buildings are classified according to type, under seven categories.
1.0.2 A building with a given classified use may have one or more intended uses as defined in the Act.
2.0 HOUSING
2.0.1 Applies to buildings or use where there is self-care and service (internal management). There are three types:
2.0.2 Detached Dwellings
2.0.3 Multi-unit Dwelling
2.0.4 Group Dwelling
3.0 COMMUNAL RESIDENTIAL
3.0.1 Applies to buildings or use where assistance or care is extended to the principal users. There are two types.
3.0.2 Community Service
3.0.4 Community Care
4.0 COMMUNAL NON-RESIDENTIAL
4.0.1
4.0.2 Assembly Service
4.0.3 Assembly Care
5.0 COMMERCIAL
6.0 INDUSTRIAL
7.0 OUTBUILDINGS
7.0.1
8.0 ANCILLARY
8.0.1
APPENDIX M
M1 FOR NEW ZEALAND
M1.1 General
M1.2 Exclusion areas and hazardous zones
M1.2.1 General
M1.2.2 Electrical equipment
M1.2.3 Natural gas
M1.2.4 LP Gas
M2 FOR AUSTRALIA
M2.1 Meter location
M2.2 Multiple meters
M2.3 Subsequent work
APPENDIX N
N1 INTRODUCTION
N2 TECHNICAL REGULATORS
N3 DETAILS OF SPECIAL LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
N3.1 Quick-connect devices
N3.1.1 Energy Safety Division of the Department of Commerce, Western Australia
N3.1.2 Energy Safe Victoria
N3.2 Restriction on installation of a flueless space heater
N3.2.1 Office of the Technical Regulator, South Australia
N3.2.2 Energy Safety Division of the Department of Commerce, Western Australia
N3.3 Restriction on installation of an instantaneous hot water unit within a roof space—Office of the Technical Regulator, South Australia
N3.4 Replacement of flueless space heaters—Energy Safe Victoria
N3.5 Piping in the ground beneath a building—Office of the Technical Regulator, South Australia
APPENDIX O
O1 GENERAL
O2 STOVES, COOKERS AND HOT PLATES
O3 INSTANTANEOUS WATER HEATERS
O4 STORAGE WATER HEATERS
APPENDIX P
APPENDIX Q
APPENDIX R
R1 GENERAL
R2 EQUIPMENT
R3 TESTING THE EFFECT OF MECHANICAL EXTRACTION VENTILATION WITH APPLIANCES NOT OPERATING
R3.1 Establish baseline conditions
R3.2 Smoke test
R4 TESTING APPLIANCE AND FLUE OPERATION (SPILLAGE TEST)
R4.1 Prerequisites
R4.2 Test conditions
R4.3 Test procedure
R4.4 Test results
R4.5 Identification and rectification of faults
R5 LOCATION AND INSTALLATION FOR ADDITIONAL AND PERMANENT VENTILATION OPENINGS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
Amendment control sheet
AS/NZS 5601.1:2013
Amendment No. 1 (2015)
Revised text
Amendment No. 2 (2016)
Revised text
Amendment No. 3 (2020)
Revised text
Amendment No. 4 (2020)
Revised text
Appendix Former Wording
F.1 Purpose of this Appendix
Cited references in this standard
[Current]
Tube fittings with dryseal American standard taper pipe and unified threads for automotive and industrial use (imperial units)
[Current]
Twin wall metal flues — Gas appliances
[Current]
Manually operated gas valves
[Current]
Jointing compounds and materials for use in gas pipe joints
[Superseded]
Aluminium and aluminium alloys — Flat sheet, coiled sheet and plate
Content history
[Available Superseded]
[Available Superseded]
[Available Superseded]
[Available Superseded]
$291.98
AUD
Inclusive of GST
Available formats
iconCreated with Sketch.
Available formats
icon_export/16/closeCreated with Sketch.
Web Reader
Instantly view standards in your browser. Search, bookmark, highlight, and comment for anytime access - online and offline.
Web Reader (PDF)
View standards in PDF format in your browser. Search, bookmark, highlight, and comment for anytime access - online and offline.
Web Reader
Licence:
1 user
Total
$291.98
Add to cart
visa logo
mastercard logo
amex logo