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AS/NZS 5601.2:2013

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Gas installations, Part 2: LP Gas installations in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes

Specifies mandatory requirements and means of compliance for the design, installation and commissioning of LP Gas installations in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes.
Published: 16/09/2013
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Table of contents
Cited references
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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 DEFINITIONS
2 PERFORMANCE BASED DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND OTHER ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
2.1 GENERAL
2.2 GENERAL WORK
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 gas installations
2.2.5 Acceptable substances for testing
2.2.6 Methods of locating gas leaks
2.2.7 Decommissioning
2.3 LP GAS CYLINDERS
2.3.1 Cylinders
2.3.2 Corrosion
2.3.3 Cylinder orientation
2.3.4 Use of in-situ fill cylinders in boats
2.3.5 Multi-cylinder installations
2.4 LOCATION OF LP GAS CYLINDERS
2.4.1 Restriction on location of cylinders
2.4.2 Required clearances around a cylinder
2.4.3 Mounting and stowage
2.4.4 Cylinder restraint
2.5 CYLINDER COMPARTMENTS AND LP GAS LOCKERS
2.5.1 Design and construction
2.5.2 Identification of cylinder compartment or LP Gas locker
2.6 MATERIALS AND FITTINGS
2.6.1 Material and components to be suitable
2.6.2 Proprietary systems
2.6.3 Jointing
2.6.4 Condition of pipe and fittings
2.6.5 Prohibition of earthing through piping
2.6.6 Condition of pipe during installation
2.6.7 Restriction on use of thread sealant
2.6.8 Bending pipe
2.7 PIPING
2.7.1 General
2.7.2 Design
2.7.3 Pipe size
2.7.4 Pipe size for piping supplying a Type A appliance
2.7.5 Location
2.7.6 Support of piping
2.7.7 Corrosion control
2.7.8 Gas pressure regulator
2.7.9 Over-pressure protection
2.7.10 Pressure test points
2.7.11 Gas venting
2.8 FLUES
2.8.1 General
2.8.2 Design
2.8.3 Materials
2.8.4 Installation
2.8.5 Location
2.8.6 Flue terminals
2.9 INSTALLING GAS APPLIANCES
2.9.1 Prohibition on installation
2.9.2 Pre-installation
2.9.3 General installation requirements
2.9.4 Requirements for gas appliances
2.9.4.1 New Zealand requirements
2.9.4.2 Australian requirements
2.9.5 Gas appliance location
2.9.6 Ventilation of the gas appliance space and air supply to gas appliances
2.9.7 Gas appliance connection and isolation
2.9.8 Commissioning
2.10 MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS—GENERAL
2.10.1 Prohibited fittings
2.10.2 Fire resistant material
2.10.3 Flue materials
2.10.4 Jointing compounds and materials
2.11 HOSE ASSEMBLIES
2.11.1 General
2.11.2 Use of a hose assembly
2.11.3 Hose assembly—Operating conditions
2.11.4 Hose assembly connecting an appliance
2.12 SHUT-OFF VALVES
2.13 QUICK-CONNECT DEVICES
2.13.1 General
2.13.2 Restriction on installation
2.14 ‘Text deleted’
3 MEANS OF COMPLIANCE — CYLINDERS
3.1 GENERAL
3.1.1 Cylinders
3.1.2 Corrosion
3.1.3 Cylinder orientation
3.1.4 Use of in-situ fill cylinders in boats
3.1.4.1 General
3.1.4.2 Internal cylinders
3.1.4.3 Location of fill point
3.1.4.4 Safety valve discharge
3.1.5 Multi-cylinder installations
3.2 LOCATION OF LP GAS CYLINDERS
3.2.1 Restriction on location of cylinders
3.2.2 Required clearances around a cylinder
3.2.3 Mounting and stowage
3.2.4 Stowage of spare cylinders
3.2.5 Heat shield
3.3 CYLINDER ATTACHMENT
3.3.1 Restraints
3.3.2 Structures
3.4 CYLINDER COMPARTMENTS AND LP GAS LOCKERS
3.4.1 Caravans
3.4.2 Cylinders located in a combined storage compartment/locker for caravans
3.4.3 Boats
3.4.4 ‘Text deleted’
3.4.5 Access to cylinder compartments
3.4.5.1 Cylinder compartments with internal access
3.4.5.2 Obstructions
3.4.6 Identification of cylinder compartment or LP Gas locker
4 MEANS OF COMPLIANCE — GAS PRESSURE REGULATORS
4.1 SUITABILITY OF PRESSURE REGULATORS
4.2 OUTLET PRESSURE
4.3 MOUNTING AND SUPPORT OF REGULATOR
5 MEANS OF COMPLIANCE — PIPING AND FITTINGS
5.1 GENERAL
5.1.1 Location
5.1.2 Size
5.1.3 Construction
5.1.4 Piping specification
5.1.4.1 High pressure piping
5.1.4.2 Low pressure
5.1.4.3 Suitable piping
5.1.4.4 Prohibited types of piping, joints and fittings
5.1.5 Cylinder connections
5.2 INSTALLATION OF PIPING
5.2.1 General requirements
5.2.2 Piping in caravans
5.2.3 Piping in boats
5.2.4 Rigid piping
5.2.5 Hose assemblies
5.2.6 Prohibition on earthing of piping
5.2.7 Isolation valves
5.2.7.1 Manual isolation valves
5.2.7.2 Automatic shut-off valves
5.2.7.3 Gas appliance connection and isolation
5.2.8 Quick-connect devices
5.2.9 Jointing compounds and materials
5.2.10 Pipe supports and fixings
5.2.10.1 Construction
5.2.10.2 Support spacings
5.2.11 Sealing of open ends
5.2.11.1 Removal of debris
5.2.11.2 Open ends to be sealed while work in progress
5.2.11.3 Outlet provided for future connection to be sealed
6 MEANS OF COMPLIANCE — GAS APPLIANCES
6.1 PROHIBITED APPLIANCES
6.2 RESTRICTION FOR STOWED APPLIANCES
6.3 FLAME SAFEGUARD SYSTEM
6.4 MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS
6.5 CLEARANCES
6.6 DISTANCE FROM SOURCES OF FUEL
6.7 RESTRICTION ON INSTALLATION OF AN APPLIANCE ON A PETROL-FUELLED BOAT
6.8 ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
6.8.1 General
6.8.2 For Australian use only
6.9 SPACE HEATERS
6.10 COOKING APPLIANCES
6.10.1 Clearances around gas cooking appliances
6.10.2 Protection of a combustible surface near a gas cooking appliance
6.10.3 Vapour seal
6.10.4 Warning labels for cooking appliances
6.10.5 Cooking appliances on boats
6.11 REFRIGERATORS
6.11.1 Flues
6.11.2 Vents
6.11.3 Clearances
6.11.4 Ventilation
6.12 INSTANTANEOUS WATER HEATERS
6.13 SPA POOL HEATERS ON BOATS
6.13.1 Prohibited locations
6.13.2 Supporting base
6.13.3 Control systems
6.13.4 Requirement for pool heater where flow and return water pipes are of plastic
6.13.5 Non-return valve required
6.13.6 Restriction on fitting of a valve in water flow line
6.14 GAS BARBECUES AND RADIANT GAS HEATERS FOR OUTDOOR USE
7 MEANS OF COMPLIANCE — VENTILATION
7.1 GENERAL
7.2 APPROPRIATE VENTILATION SYSTEMS
7.3 VENTILATION OPENINGS—CARAVANS AND BOATS
7.3.1 Minimum free area
7.3.2 Special requirements for camper trailers and boats
7.3.3 Special requirements for RVs (motorized caravans)
7.4 POSITION OF OPENINGS—CARAVANS ONLY
7.4.1 Cross ventilation
7.4.2 Distance from ceiling
7.4.3 Distance from floor
7.4.4 Vent warning label
7.5 POSITION OF OPENINGS—BOATS ONLY
7.6 GAS DETECTION SYSTEM REQUIRED—BOATS ONLY
8 MEANS OF COMPLIANCE — FLUEING
8.1 FLUE CONSTRUCTION AND CLEARANCES
8.2 PROTECTION FROM ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS
8.3 DISTURBANCES
8.4 LOCATION OF FLUE TERMINAL
8.4.1 General
8.4.2 Termination of a flue under a cover
8.5 FLUE MATERIALS
8.6 PROPRIETARY FLUEING SYSTEMS
9 MEANS OF COMPLIANCE — TESTING AND COMMISSIONING
9.1 TESTING FOR GASTIGHTNESS
9.2 COMMISSIONING
9.2.1 Commissioning of appliance
9.2.2 Other commissioning checks
10 COMPLIANCE, MARKINGS AND LABELS
10.1 GAS COMPLIANCE PLATE
10.2 LABELS AND MARKINGS ADJACENT TO GAS CYLINDERS
10.3 LABELS AND MARKINGS NEAR GAS APPLIANCES
10.3.1 General
10.3.2 Additional marking for boats
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B
APPENDIX C
C1 GENERAL
C2 SPECIFICATION FOR FIRE RESISTANT MATERIAL
C3 EXAMPLES TO DETERMINE REQUIRED THICKNESS OF FIRE RESISTANT MATERIAL
C4 ACCEPTABLE METHODS OF PROTECTION
APPENDIX D
D1 INTRODUCTION
D1.1 General
D1.2 Pipe conditions
D1.3 Fitting allowance
D1.4 Equations used
D1.5 Excessive gas velocities
D2 NEW PIPING SYSTEMS
D3 EXISTING PIPING SYSTEMS
D4 INFORMATION REQUIRED
D5 DESIGN PROCEDURE USING PIPE SIZING GRAPHS
D5.1 Introduction
D5.2 Sketch the piping layout
D5.3 Tabulate the pipe runs
D5.4 Determine the length of the longest pipe run
D5.5 Determine the allowable pressure drop per metre
D5.6 Determine the required pipe size from the pipe sizing graphs
D5.7 Pipe sizing graphs
D6 DESIGN PROCEDURE USING PIPE SIZING TABLES
D6.1 General
D6.2 Sketch the piping layout
D6.3 Determine the main run
D6.4 Select the piping material
D6.5 Tabulate the pipe runs
D6.6 Selecting the pipe size
D6.7 Pipe sizing tables
APPENDIX E
E1 GENERAL
E2 GAS DETECTION SYSTEM
E3 INSTALLATION OF THE SYSTEM
E3.1 Solenoid valve
E3.2 Position of audible alarm
E3.3 Sensors
E3.4 Operation of the system when gas is detected
APPENDIX F
F1 GENERAL
F1.1 New installations
F1.2 Additions and alterations to installations
F2 PIPEWORK TEST
F2.1 Method
F2.2 Test result
F3 INSTALLATION GAS TIGHTNESS TEST
F3.1 General
F3.2 Method 1—Pressure loss
F3.3 Method 2—Using bubble leakage detector
F4 METHODS OF LOCATING GAS LEAKS
APPENDIX G
APPENDIX H
APPENDIX I
I1 GENERAL
I2 STOVES, COOKERS AND HOT PLATES
I3 INSTANTANEOUS WATER HEATERS
I4 STORAGE WATER HEATERS
APPENDIX J
APPENDIX K
APPENDIX L
L1 DIAGRAMMATIC REPRESENTATION OF OUTDOOR AREAS
L2 DOMESTIC GAS BARBECUES AND RADIANT GAS HEATERS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
AMENDMENT CONTROL SHEET
AS/NZS 5601.2:2013
Amendment No. 1 (2016)
Revised text
Amendment No. 2 (2017)
Correction
Amendment No. 3 (2018)
Revised text
Cited references in this standard
[Pending Revision]
Gas cylinders, Part 1: General requirements
[Pending Revision]
Hose and hose assemblies for liquefied petroleum gases (LP Gas), natural gas and town gas
[Current]
Valves primarily for use in heated water systems, Part 1: Protection valves
[Current]
Continuous hot-dip metallic coated steel sheet and strip — Coatings of zinc and zinc alloyed with aluminium and magnesium
[Current]
Copper tubes for plumbing, gasfitting and drainage applications
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