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

BS 6400-1:2016

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

Status : Current   Published : June 2016

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What is this standard about?

This standard’s purpose is to help gas meter installers meet the requirements of 16 UK and European regulations, including the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations.  

Who is this standard for?

It will be used by gas meter installers and a range of other professionals within the gas industry, including:

  • Training establishments providing gas industry courses
  • Consultants
  • Architects
  • Specifiers
  • Meter and meter installation component manufacturers
  • Housebuilders

Why should you use this standard? 

It 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. 

This part of BS 6400 applies to primary and secondary meter installations:

  • Supplied with 2nd family gases from low pressure gas distribution systems with a maximum operating pressure not exceeding 75 mbar, a design minimum pressure of 19 mbar and a design maximum incidental pressure of 200 mbar
  • Fitted downstream of the emergency control valve
  • That utilize a primary meter regulator downstream of the emergency control valve
  • Where the operating pressure at the outlet of the meter is nominally 21 mbar

NOTE 1: For the purposes of this standard, installation includes design, inspection and commissioning. It is recognized that each of these tasks can be performed by the same person.

What’s changed since the last update?

- The standard was revised to:

- Meet the agreed GSE/30 format of adding a section to cover maintenance activities

- Incorporate publications such as BS 8499

- Support document COP/1a, the Ofgas Code of practice for low pressure meter installations with capacities not exceeding 6 m³/h. Consequently, the 2016 version includes:

  • Updated commentary to Clause 12.1 
  • Amendments to Clause 13, covering the resisting of the equipotential bondo 
  • Amendments to Clause 15, adding that the records should be held for a primary meter

NOTE 2: Low pressure gas networks in Great Britain operate with a maximum operating pressure not exceeding 75 mbar, a design minimum pressure of 19 mbar and a design maximum incidental pressure of 200 mbar.

NOTE 3: Installation pipework is specified in BS 6891.

NOTE 4: Service pipes (including the emergency control valve) are specified in the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers’ publication on gas services, IGE/TD/4.

NOTE 5: All pressures quoted in this standard are gauge pressures and all pressure absorption values are for natural gas unless otherwise specified.

NOTE 6: Additional guidance on domestic gas systems can be found in the European functional standards BS EN 1775, BS EN 1776 and BS EN 12279.NOTE 7: Additional guidance on gas installations in multi-occupancy buildings is given in IGEM/G/5.




Standard NumberBS 6400-1:2016
TitleSpecification for installation, exchange, relocation, maintenance and removal of gas meters with a maximum capacity not exceeding 6 m3/h. Low pressure (2nd family gases)
StatusCurrent
Publication Date30 June 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 476-7:1997, BS EN 1359:2017, BS 746:2014, BS EN 14236:2018, BS 6891:2015, PRS 6/E:2004, BS 21, BS 8499, BS 7671, IGEM/SR/25:2010, IGEM/G/5:2012, PRS 3/E:2004, IGEM/GM/7A:2008, PRS 1/E:2002, IGEM/GM/7B:2008, IGEM/UP/1B:2012, BS EN 60079-10-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)Meters) Regulations 1988, Disconnection) Regulations 1996, Gas (Calculation of Thermal Energy) Regulations 1996, BS 6231, Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, (Northern Ireland) 2004, BS 4161-3, Building Regulations 2010 (England and Wales), Measuring Instruments (Gas Meters) Regulations 2006, Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004, BS 4161-5, BS 6004, BS EN 50525, 2014/32/EC, Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere, Measuring Instruments (EEC Requirements) (Gas Volume, BS 4781, 1997, Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations, IGEM/IG/1:2014, Gas Act 1986, Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996, Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres, Gas Meters (Information on Connection and, BS EN 12279, Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012, BS EN 1775, IGEM/G/1:2013, OFGEM COP/1a:1998, IGEM/G/4:2012, IGEM/GM/6:2011, Gas Safety (Management) Regulations (Northern Ireland), BS EN 1776, 2004/22/EC, IGE/TD/4:2007, Regulations 2002, Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1994, 2006, Gas (Meters) Regulations 1983, Health
ReplacesBS 6400-1:2006
Draft Superseded By14/30281818 DC
DescriptorsBuildings, Position, Volume flowmeters, Control devices, 2nd family gases, Exchange, Installation, Gas-supply meters, Safety measures, Domestic, Flow rates, Size, Pressure, Flowmeters
ICS91.140.40
CommitteeGSE/30/-/2
ISBN978 0 580 82774 7
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages52
File Size289 KB
Price£254.00


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