Gas Installations

Gas Installations

Gas installation standards include guidance, recommendations and requirements on the installation, design, inspection and commissioning of equipment such as smart meters and domestic appliances.

The Gas Installations Committee, GSE/30, is responsible for the formulation and maintenance of national standards for gas appliance installations. Its distinguished members are from across the industry and represent a broad range of stakeholders including end-users and installers of equipment in areas such as smart metering and domestic appliances.

BS 5864:2019
Installation and maintenance of gas-fired ducted air heaters of rated heat input not exceeding 70kW net (2nd and 3rd family gases). Specification. 

BS 5864 is the only recognized industry standard for the installation and maintenance of gas-fired warm air units. Its purpose is to help engineers safely install warm air heaters, particularly in accordance with the new EU Energy Related Products Directive.

 

 

BS 6400-2:2018
Specification for installation, exchange, relocation, maintenance and removal of gas meters with a maximum capacity not exceeding 6 m3/h. Medium pressure (2nd family gases).

BS 6400-2:2018 exists to help gas meter installers meet the requirements of 16 UK and European regulations, including the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations. It’s been updated to align with the UK Government’s mandate for the installation of gas smart meters in all homes by 2020.

     

BS EN 16830:2017
Safety and control devices for burners and appliances burning gaseous or liquid fuels. Control functions in electronic systems. Temperature Control function.  ication for installation and maitenance of gas-fired water-heating appliances of rated input not exceeding 70 kW net

BS EN 16830 gives the requirements for the selection, installation, inspection commissioning and maintenance of gas-powered hot-water supply systems.
This European Standard specifies the safety, design, construction and performance requirements for Temperature Control Function (TCF) and Combustion Product Discharge Safety Device (TTB) intended for use with burners and appliances using gaseous or liquid fuels. 

 

BS EN 437:2018
Test gases. Test pressures. Appliance catgories

BS EN 437 specifies the test gases, test pressures and categories of appliances relative to the use of gaseous fuels of the first, second and third families. It serves as a reference document in the specific standards for appliances that fall within the scope of the Council Directive on the approximation of the laws of Member States concerning gas appliances 2009/142/EC. covers the selection of a suitable appliance, the ventilation and flueing requirements, and other measures necessary to ensure a safe installation.

     

BS EN 14236:2018 
Ultrasonic domestic gas meters

European Standard specifies requirements and tests for the construction, performance and safety of class 1,0 and class 1,5 battery powered ultrasonic gas meters (hereinafter referred to as meters), having co-axial single pipe, or two pipe connections, used to measure volumes of distributed fuel gases of the second and/or third family, as given in EN 437, at maximum working pressures not exceeding 0,5 bar1) and maximum actual flow rates of up to 10 m3/h over a minimum ambient temperature range of -10 °C to +40 °C, and minimum gas temperature span of 40 K, for domestic applications.

 

BS EN 12480:2018  
Specification Gas meters. Rotary displacement gas meters.

BS EN 12480 specifies ranges, construction, performances, output characteristics and testing of rotary displacement gas meters (hereinafter referred to as RD meters or simply meters) for gas volume measurement. This European Standard applies to rotary displacement gas meters used to measure the volume of fuel gases of at least the 1st, 2nd and 3rd gas families, the composition of which is specified in EN 437:2003+A1:2009, at a maximum working pressure up to and including 20 bar over an ambient and gas temperature range of at least 10 °C to +40 °C.

     

BS 8499:2017 
Specification for domestic gas meter boxes and meter bracket

BS 8499 specifies requirements for gas meter box design in a bid to tackle some of the existing disparities and make meter installation easier. 

 

BS EN 1359:2017
Specification for installation of gas-fired forced convection air heaters for commercial and industrial space heating (2nd and 3rd family gases)

BS EN 1359 helps ensure that a widely used type of diaphragm gas meter is fit for purpose and meets the requirements of the EU’s Manufacturing Instruments Directive (MID). It specifies the requirements and tests for the construction, performance, safety and production of class 1,5 diaphragm gas meters. It applies to meters with co-axial single pipe or two pipe connections which are used to measure volumes of fuel gases within the limits of test gases of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd families described in BS EN 437.

     

BS 6400-1:2016 
Specification for installation, exchange, relocation, maintenance and removal gas meters with a maximum capacity not exceeding 6 m3/h. Low pressure (2nd family gases) 

BS 6400-1 specifies requirements for the installation, exchange, relocation, maintenance and removal of credit or prepayment diaphragm and ultrasonic gas meters with a maximum capacity not exceeding 6 m³/h.

 

BS 6891:2015+A1:2019
Specification for the installation and maintenance of low pressure gas installation pipework of up to 35 mm (R1$9D) on premises

BS 6891 specifies the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of gas installation pipework carrying 2nd and 3rd family gas of up to 35 mm (R 1¼) on premises, including residential park homes (2nd and 3rd family gas) and caravan holiday homes (2nd family gas). 

     

BS EN 12405-3:2015
Gas meters. Conversion devices. Flow computers

BS EN 12405 specifies the requirements and tests for the construction, performance, safety and conformity of flow computers (FCs) used to meet the metrological and technical requirements of a high accuracy volume conversion device.

  BS EN 15399:2018 
Gas infrastructure. Safety Management Systems of Gas Networks with maximum operating pressure up to and including 16 bar

BS EN 15399 refers to all activities and processes related to safety aspects and performed by gas operators of a gas network with a maximum operating pressure up to and including 16 bar, including those activities entrusted to contractors. It includes safety-related provisions on operation of the gas network.

   
BS EN 521:2019
Specification for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliance. Portable   - Specification for installation and maintenance of flues

BS EN 521:2019 specifies requirements for the installation of liquefied petroleum gas appliances. 

 

BS EN 14459:2015
Safety and control devices for burners and appliances burning gaseous or liquid fuels. Control functions in electronic systems. Methods for classification and assessment

BS EN 14459 specifies methods for the classification and assessment of function blocks designed to operate burners and appliances burning gaseous or liquid fuels with particular regards to their fault behaviour and preventative measures.

     

BS EN 14543:2017
Specification for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances. Parasol patio heaters. Flueless radiant heaters for outdoor or amply ventilated area use

BS EN 14543 specifies the design, safety and marking requirements and test methods for flueless patio heaters for outdoor or amply ventilated area use only.

 

BS 5834-1:2017
Surface boxes, guards and underground chambers for the purposes of utilities. Specification for guards and plinths

BS EN 5834-1 specifies surface boxes for utility purposes.  

 

 

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