We perform gas inspections of LP gas pipeline installations, in Cape Town, in order to certify their compliance with the SABS Regulations for LP gas installations (SANS 10087 – 1:2008).
We will undertake a Gas Inspection and a Certificate of Conformity will be issued for those installations that fully comply.
Should a gas installations not comply with current gas regulations we will issue you with a detailed report with a quote to make the necessary rectifications, upon receipt of written acceptance of our quotation we will make arrangements to complete the rectifications after which we will issue you a Gas Certificate of Compliance.
Need a Gas Certificate, give us a call, or submit a request for a Gas Inspection online.
LPG Gas is a potentially explosive substance and therefore needs to be handled with extreme care and a gas installations need to comply with the relevant gas safety regulations for the protection of life and property.
Here are some examples of the Gas Regulations:
Outside placement of gas cylinders for Hobs, Geysers, Fireplaces (External gas installation)
According to SANS 10087, the gas regulations state where a bottle can or can't be placed and how an installation may be completed.
The gas cylinders cannot be placed closer than 1m to a door, window or airbrick.
Gas cylinders cannot be placed closer than 2m to an open drain or man hole where the gas can gather if the bottle leaks.
Gas cylinders cannot be placed closer than 5m to an electrical point such as a DB board, motor, generator, pool pump etc.
Gas cylinders cannot be placed underneath a window unless the window is no less than 3m above. This distance can be reduced to 300mm if a non-combustible roof is placed between the window and the cylinder/s.
Gas cylinders cannot be placed closer than 1m to a boundary wall, unless the wall is a double brick "firewall" greater than 1.8m tall, with no ventilation gaps in the wall.
Gas cylinders may not be placed in a garage.
Gas connection to Hob from the cylinders outside
Wall sockets are to be at least 200mm either side of the cooking top.
The isolation switch must be at least 200mm away from the cooking top.
No plug points to be placed in the cupboard directly underneath the hob or cooking top.
The electrical connection for the ignition is to be connected directly. It cannot be plugged in.
Inside placement of gas cylinder for Hob (Gas Installation in cupboard)
Gas cylinder cannot be installed above the cooking or heating appliance.
Gas cylinder cannot be installed in pantries or other places for food storage.
Adequate ventilation in the cupboard door must be ensured.
The gas cylinder cannot be closer than 300mm from the gas hob.
No electrical connections or plug points to be installed in the same cupboard as the gas cylinder.