Ordinance Amending The Gas Regulations

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse om ændring af gasreglementet

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Ordinance amending the gas regulations

§ 1

In the gas regulations shall be amended as follows:

1. Gasreglementets section B-5, installation requirements for F-gasinstalltioner petroleum gas (LPG installations) in the residential and leisure sector, temporary F-gas installations for festivals and similar, smaller professions as well as F-gas installations for educational purposes is hereby replaced by Annex I to this notice.

§ 2

The notice shall enter into force on the 1. June 2009.
Security Agency, 26. May 2009 Carsten Sørig/Anders baskar Habib annex I

Gasreglementets B-5

Installation requirements for F-gas (LPG installations) in the residential and leisure sector, temporary F-gas installations for festivals and similar, smaller business and F-gas installations for educational purposes.

Foreword

Under section 15 of the law on gas installations and installations in connection with water and drainage pipes, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 988 of 8. December 2003, as amended by lovbekendtgørelse nr. 1601 by 20. December 2006, fixed Gasreglementets section B-5.

The requirements include technical provisions for conducting, monitoring and service of F-gas installations in residential and recreational sector, temporary F-gas installations for festivals and similar, smaller industries, as well as F-gas installations for educational purposes.

Legislation complements and clarifies all provisions relating to liquefied petroleum gas in Gasreglementets section A and section B-Gasreglementets 4.

The Danish safety technology authority, 1. June 2009







 

 

 

 





GASREGLEMENTETS B-5





 

 

 

 





TABLE of CONTENTS





 

 

 

 





1





The SCOPE of the





 

 

 

 





2





GENERAL PROVISIONS





 

 

 

 



 



2.1





Terminology





 

 

 

 



 



2.2





Execution of gas installations





 

 



2.2.1





Authorization requirements





 

 



2.2.2





Exempted from authorization requirements





 

 



2.2.3





Changes and extensions





 



2.3





Provisions relating to the owner/user





 

 



2.3.1





Installation availability





 

 



2.3.2





Installation error pointed out by the gas service





 

 



2.3.3





Installation mode and maintenance





 

 

 

 



 



2.4





Provisions relating to plumbing Installer





 

 



2.4.1





Review of and permission for worker execution





 

 



2.4.2





Report as finished





 

 



2.4.3





Commissioning of installations





 

 



2.4.4





Responsibilities and duties





 

 



2.4.5





HVAC installer's duty to the instruction of the owner (user)





 

 

 

 



 



2.5





Provisions relating to the gas service





 

 



2.5.1





Forming part of the supervision of new installations





 

 



2.5.2





Forming part of the supervision of existing installations





 

 

 

 





3





TECHNICAL PROVISIONS





 

 

 

 



 



3.1





Conduits





 

 



3.1.1





Supplementary provisions





 

 

 

 



 



3.2





Press





 

 



3.2.1





Permissible pressure in gas installations in buildings





 

 



3.2.2





Protection against accidental overpressure





 

 



3.2.3





Automatic switches and pressure regulators for liquefied petroleum gas





 

 

 

 



 



3.3





Labelling of gas appliances





 

 

 

 



 



3.4





Installation of gas appliances





 

 



3.4.1





Before installation





 

 



3.4.2





Indoor connection of gas appliances





 

 



3.4.3





Outdoor connection of gas appliances





 

 



3.4.4





Modification and conversion of gas appliances





 

 

 

 



 



3.5





Bottle bin





 

 

 

 



 



3.6





Leak test





 

 

 

 



 



3.7





Control, functional testing and commissioning





 

 



3.7.1





Combustion





 

 



3.7.2





Regulatory and safety devices





 

 

 

 



 



3.8





Testing and commissioning





 

 

 

 



 



3.9





Gas quality





 

 

 

 



 



3.10





Inspection and maintenance





 

 



3.10.1





General





 

 




3.10.2





Installations in operation





 

 



3.10.3





Justified suspicion





 

 

 

 



 



3.11





Service on gas installations





 

 

 

 





4





SPECIAL PROVISIONS





 

 

 

 



 



4.1





Housing and leisure





 

 



4.1.1





Low pressure regulators for a maximum of 11 kg bottles





 

 



4.1.2





Cooker/Built-in Stove Table/Cookers/Catering Equipment





 

 



4.1.3





Portable heaters





 

 



4.1.4





Gas fireplaces





 

 



4.1.5





Gas Grill





 

 



4.1.6





Patio Heaters (Radiant Heaters)





 

 



4.1.7





Washing Machines/Dryers





 

 



4.1.8





Heat guns





 

 



4.1.9





Heating plant





 

 



4.1.10





Quick couplings





 

 



4.1.11





Lamps





 

 



4.1.12





Torches





 

 



4.1.13





Gasradiatorer/heaters (fixed)





 

 



4.1.14





Refrigerators





 

 



4.1.15





Equipment intended for use with disposable cans





 

 



4.1.16





Boilers and water heaters





 

 

 

 



 



4.2





Temporary F-gas installations for festivals and similar





 

 



4.2.1





The scope of the





 

 



4.2.2





Labelling





 

 



4.2.3





Installation





 

 



4.2.4





Spacing requirements





 

 



4.2.5





Ventilation





 

 



4.2.6





Bottle location and sizes





 

 



4.2.7





Certification and authentication of work





 

 

 

 



 



4.3





Hand tools





 

 



4.3.1





Weed burners





 

 



4.3.2





Soldering and cutting torches





 

 



4.3.3





Burners (Roofer)





 

 



4.3.4





Bunsen burners





 

 



4.3.5





Melt burners





 



4.4





Gas installations for educational purposes





 

 



4.4.1





Maintenance and repair of existing installations





 

 



4.4.2





New installations and changes to existing installations





 

 



4.4.3





HVAC Installer, owner's (user's) and forming part of responsibilities and duties





 

 



4.4.4





Gas installations with pressure of 100 mbar





 

 



4.4.5





Conduits





 

 



4.4.6





Installation of gas appliances and equipment





 

 



4.4.7





Ventilation





 

 



4.4.8





Testing and commissioning





 

 



4.4.9





Operation and maintenance





 

 



4.4.11





Principle sketch





 

 

 

 





5





CRIMINAL, ENTRY INTO FORCE AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS





 

 

 

 



 



5.1





Criminal provisions





 

 

 

 



 



5.2





Date of entry into force provisions





 

 

 

 





6





ANNEX





 

 

 

 



 



6.1





Annex 1 – installation and approval certificate





 

 

 

 



 



6.2





Annex 2 – Guidance for Installation and Operation and maintenance plan report (schools)









1 SCOPE

1.1 Requirements include technical provisions for conducting, monitoring and service of F-gas installations in residential and recreational sector, temporary F-gas installations for festivals and similar, smaller industries, as well as F-gas installations for educational purposes.

Legislation complements and clarifies all provisions relating to liquefied petroleum gas in Gasreglementets section A and section B-Gasreglementets 4.

1.2 F-gas (LPG installations) includes the entire installation including gas appliances as well as ventilation – and release systems. The only exception to this is the body of the bottle or tank. See Figure 1 ‑ 1.




1.3 scope is limited in accordance with the following:

For leased F-gas installations with a permissible operating pressure of 4 bar, refer to the Gasreglementets section B-4.

For F-gas installations with a heat input of over 135 kW, please refer to the installation requirements of Gasreglementets B-4.

1.4 For F-gas installations in caravans, motorhomes, work sheds, portable cabins, hot dog carts and similar may refer to the specific installation requirements of Gasreglementets B-3.

1.5 For F-gas plant to operation of motor vehicles refer to the Justice Ministry's special provisions.

1.6 the present regulations apply for houseboats; but for F-gas installations in ships/boats, please refer to the DMA Special provisions.

1.7 F-gas containers shall comply with the provisions in force at any time on the construction and fitting-out, including those of the Ministry of labour (Directorate of the Labour Inspectorate) drew up regulations.

1.8 setting of gas cylinders in the warehouse or plant as well as the establishment of tank installations must be carried out in accordance with the Emergency Agency's regulations.

For installations with bottles with permissible filling up to 11 kg for use in residential buildings must be maximum used the following in every household or leases:




1) an installation with 1 container in use and 1 tank in reserve.

2) an installation with 1 container in use and 1 plant with 2 containers, of which 1 is in use and 1 is in reserve, or

3) three installations with each 1 container in use.



Moreover, reference is made to the Emergency Agency's regulations.



1.9 Provisions for conformity assessment of gas appliances, General requirements for gas appliances and requirements for gas suppliers exist in Gasreglementets section (C).

1.10 the provisions apply for gaskvaliteter within 3. gasfamilie (F-gas), IE. butane, propane and mixtures thereof, also referred to as Group B/P, see. DS/a 437.

F-gas must have an upper Wobbeindeks in the range 76.9 – 92.1 MJ/mn3. Overview of the 3. gasfamilie can be seen in Table 1 ‑ 1.

F-gas household can contain a maximum of 55% C4-gas (volume share of butane), and usually delivered a quality with less than 20% butane.

F-gas for special industrial applications can be delivered with other mixing ratio, when the application is approved by the gas service, and the facility is designed for that purpose.

F-gas for camping use may in specially marked bottles contain commercially pure butane.









Gas type Appliance categories











Mount press







Minimum





Nominelt





Maximum













3. gasfamilie

Group B/P





I3B/P II2H3B/P III1a2H3B/P III1e2H3B/P 25 mbar





30 mbar





35 mbar









Table 1-1. Overview of the 3. gasfamilie.

1.11 the provisions of Gasreglementets section B-5, which relates to the gasinstallationers relationship to other items must not only be respected when carrying out new gas installations, but also in the performance and placement of other objects in the vicinity of existing gas installations. For example, the distance to the electrical installations as well as possibly. requirements of the building regulations.

1.12 Danish safety technology Authority may in specific cases which are not provided for in the provisions of the rules of procedure, provide special security requirements, if circumstances necessitate this.

2 GENERAL PROVISIONS

2.1 Terminology

Installer is a company that, under the law, has obtained approval to carry out gas, water and sanitary installations.

Approved competent company is a company that, under the law, has obtained approval to carry out work on gas installations within a limited workspace.

Simple installation is, in the context of F-gas, a gas installation which includes a CE-approved gasapparat that is preset to F-gas (30 mbar – see table 3 ‑ 3) by the manufacturer and fitted with a maximum of 1.5 m and DG-DG-approved gas hose regulator, approved for use with a maximum of 11 kg gas cylinder. As an example of a simple installation refer to figure 4 ‑ 8.

Installation work includes construction and modification/repair of pipe installation, mounting and connection of gas appliances, including their ventilation and exhaust systems.

Commissioning of gas burning appliances include control and possibly adjusting the machine load, safety components function as well as functional testing and inspection of appliances, including their ventilation and exhaust systems.

Oversæbning is a Visual control with soapy water.

Hand burner is a hand held torch, used under supervision.

Flame protection is an automatic monitoring of the presence of flame during operation. Prevents outflow of gas by non-flame.

Atmosphere control is an automatic monitoring that interrupts the gas supply, if CO2 levels in the Setup room becomes too high.

Uarmeret hose is a DG-approved soft rubber hose. Most often used for laboratory use.

Installation hose is a DG-approved and DG-labeled flex hose with fittings at both ends or a DG-approved flex hose fitted with safety clutch.

Low-pressure hose is a DG-approved and DG-mark low-pressure hose Ø10-11 mm (inside) for use in the pressure range up to 100 mbar.

High pressure hose is a DG-approved and DG-mark high-pressure long Ø6 – 7 mm (inside) for pressure range up to 16 bar.

Steel-reinforced hose is a DG-approved and DG-mark tube with exterior stainless steel braid for added thermal protection and protection against mechanical influences. The hose is supplied with factory-mounted clutches.

Hose tip type C or E is a standard connection for low-pressure hoses, see Figure 2 ‑ 4.



Flexible connection can be steel-reinforced hose, high pressure hose, low-pressure hose installation hose or uarmeret hose.

Mechanical respite is a device to prevent gas hoses from being inappropriately removed, for example a steel wire.

Installations are containers (bottles) or tanks with regulatory agencies and with related installations (pipelines, gas hoses, evaporators, consumer appliances, etc.).

Edition is a total quantity of gas that is kept in a room in a building or in the open air in containers or tanks, from which is not connected to a fixed installation or an appliance or omfyldning or consumption of any kind takes place.

Ventilation this refers to installationsmæssige requirements for ventilation in connection with liquefied petroleum gas installations.

Service means that work on the systematic inspection and functional testing, including proper cleaning, repair, replacement of parts and adjusting the adjustment conditions.

Call be understood as work with acute repair of gas burning equipment, including their ventilation and exhaust systems, in connection with a dangerous incident or in case of stoppages.

Gas supplier is a company that owns or maintains the gas supply system, and which distributes gas to installations.

In the case of delivery of F-gases in gas cylinders shall be considered solely the undertaking responsible for filling and labelling of gas cylinders, as the gas supplier.

Wobbeindeks is the calorific value divided by the square root of its relative density.

Approval of gas appliances should be understood as the models for conformity assessment and attestation, which is specified in the Gasreglementets section C1. A distinction is made between:









CE mark gas appliances:





Gas appliances, approved by a notified body in accordance with EC-Directive (90/396/EEC) relating to gas appliances.







DG-approved gas appliances:





Installation components and special gas equipment, nationally approved and labeled in accordance with the provisions of Gasreglementets section C-1 and C-2.









2.2 Execution of gas installations

2.2.1 Authorization requirements

Installation, repair, commissioning and service of gas installations may only be carried out by authorized and qualified plumbers or approved competent enterprises, according to the law.

For the purpose of service of gas appliances must the provisions of the gas regulations, with the date of entry into force and transitional provisions specified, be fulfilled.

2.2.2 Exempted from authorization requirements

Exempted from the authorisation requirement is:




1) owner's (user's) general operation and maintenance of gas appliances/appliances in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, which do not require the use of tools to gasførende collections or parts.



2.2.3 Changes and extensions

By changes and extension of existing gas installations to the provisions in force at any time in the gas regulations are followed, and the total gas installation must be brought into conformity with it.


It is permitted to make minor changes to existing gas installations, where the extent and wholeness in gasinstallationen are preserved in such a way that the installation is still in accordance with the provisions of the gas regulations, which were in force at the time of the execution of the original installation.

The provisions of the gas regulations directed against the existing installations, as well as where the Danish safety technology authority for security reasons demand changes, as per section 3.10.2, must be carried out within the specified time limit.

2.3 provisions relating to owner/user

The obligations in this section shall be the responsibility of the owner of gasinstallationen as well as the user, if this is different from the owner.

2.3.1 Installation availability

The owner (user) of a gas installation shall at all times give the Security Agency access to by competent persons without a court order to oversee and investigate any gas installation.

2.3.2 installation error pointed out by the gas service

Where the gas installations required changes in order to meet the applicable requirements for the installation, these changes must be carried out within a time limit specified by the gas service. Gas service shall, where it is estimated that there is danger, disconnect or the gas flow to the part of gasinstallationen, which causes the danger, until the required changes are performed, and gas service has approved these.

2.3.3 Installation mode and maintenance

User (owner) is responsible for the correct operation and maintenance of the installation, including the installation work and services will be carried out by an authorized installer, as well as being performed service on the gas appliances with Gasreglementets, and the frequencies laid down by the manufacturer.

2.4 the provisions relating to plumbing Installer

2.4.1 review and authorization for works execution

The following installations subject to prior notification:




1) Installations in classrooms.

2) Catering installations.

3) Commercial installations.

4) Special installations such as ceramic workshops and the like.



Notification shall be made to the gas service, and which shall be used in a security agency approved form. Forming part of the business time must be followed.

2.4.2 reporting as finished

Immediately after the installation work, including work on the modifications and repairs or possibly removal of installations are carried out and tested, plumbing Installer, not later than 5 business days after completion of the work forward finished to the gas service.

The requirement applies to both as finished gas installations connected to the wired gas installations as for installations connected to gas cylinders.

The following installations are exempt-as-finished.




1) Simple installation connected to the gas cylinder at a maximum of 11 kg, non-wired (fixed installation).



When reporting as finished of installations containing machine types, in accordance with paragraph 2.2.2.5 in Gasreglementets section A must indreguleres of persons with A certificate should contain information about the name and finished A-certificate number of this person.

2.4.3 Commissioning of installations

Prior to the commissioning of a gas installation shall, by permission of forming gas announced business time must be followed. For commissioning see section 7 and Appendix 4A in Gasreglementets section (A).

2.4.4 responsibilities and duties

2.4.4.1 Completion

After completion of any installation work has plumbing Installer responsible for the fact that the total gas installation is close, and for that it carried out the installation operations, as well as the part of the rest of the installation that are visually accessible, in accordance with the provisions of section 2.2.3. This is true regardless of the plumbing Installer has not performed the original installation.

2.4.4.2 Completed service

After completion of service of gas appliances, including their ventilation and exhaust systems, HVAC Installer has the responsibility of ensuring that the total gas installation is close and with no visible errors, as well as to the serviced or repaired gas burning appliances and their ventilation and exhaust systems are in good condition, and that appliances are properly preset.

2.4.4.3 Call

In the context of the call have plumbing Installer responsibilities that performed the repairs are justifiable, and that security installation, moreover, is not encumbered with visible defects.

2.4.4.4 errors found

Errors found should be corrected before completion of service or repair performed. Found minor errors that do not pose a security risk, and that is not immediately rectified, plumbing Installer make the owner (user) attention to these errors.

2.4.4.5 work performed

HVAC installer have full responsibility for the work performed. HVAC installer not be exempted for any part of its responsibilities, even though the gas service may have approved a plant.

2.4.4.6 Safety significant errors

Where plumbing installer or his associates finds safety significant errors, and it is estimated that there is danger, there must be interrupted for gas supply to the installation. By tanks or bottles larger than 11 kg gas service must be informed.

The Security Agency shall also be informed, if there are systematic product or installation errors, and where plumbing Installer has found a significant security risk.

2.4.5 plumbing installer's duty to the instruction of the owner (user)

2.4.5.1 entry into service

By the entry into service of any gas installation-new, amended, extended or existing installation-plumbing-the installer must instruct the owner (user) in the operation of the installation and the gas appliances connected to this as well as supplying the necessary Danish language instruction manuals and printed security rules.

HVAC Installer must also make the owner (user) Note that this is responsible for the future State and maintenance, including the owner (user) should let any errors as soon as possible, as well as cause that remedy as soon as possible, measures are taken to prevent such errors can cause hazard to people and property.

2.5 the provisions relating to the gas service

Any gas supplier must be approved by the Danish safety technology authority on the basis of the provisions of section C of the Gasreglementets-10.

It is the responsibility of the gas service to supply a gas quality, which meet the established rules on gaskvaliteter for 3. gasfamilie in Gasreglementets section (A).

2.5.1 forming part of supervision with new installations

Upon notification from the authorized installer of exported gas installations that are connected to the fixed supply wiring, gas service shall perform supervision of the work carried out in order to ascertain whether the installation is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Gasreglementets and assess whether or not this works adequately and, moreover, is safe. Supervision must be carried out in accordance with the guidelines in section Gasreglementets (A).

By default, installations, gas service carry out random checks on the basis of an already established the sampling program, as approved by the Danish safety technology authority.

Forming part of the supervision must be performed within 6 weeks after plumbing installer's startup of the plant.

2.5.2 forming part of the supervision of existing installations

It is the responsibility of the gas service to draw up a programme of checks for random inspection of existing gas installations in consumers, in accordance with section C-10 Gasreglementets.

Gas service shall carry out systematic maintenance of own works, IE. plug wires, regulator events and own user installations. Deficiencies by own plants shall be detected and rectified.

3 TECHNICAL PROVISIONS

3.1 conduits

Concerning the conduits may refer to the provisions of section Gasreglementets (A).

3.1.1 additional provisions

For hidden pipe (F-gas) below ground in buildings allowed only hårdtloddede or welded joints.

Threaded joints are only accepted in accordance with EN 10226-1 (conical outer thread and parallel internal thread). DG-approved packaging means shall be used to ensure pressure tight joints.

3.2 Pressure

3.2.1 permissible pressure in gas installations in buildings

Here applies:




1) in residential buildings, including a-and tofamilie houses, schools, hospitals and the like, shall not be introduced higher vapour pressure than 100 mbar.

2) Husregulatorer with a pre-print between 100 mbar and 4 bar must by residential buildings, schools, hospitals and the like be placed immediately before the introduction of gas pipeline in the designated regulator Cabinet, according to section Gasreglementets (A).



House-or gauge regulator with a pre-print up to 100 mbar allowed installed indoors.




3) Notwithstanding the provisions of (a)) and (b)), it is on special conditions, in accordance with the Security Agency's approval, allowed to introduce F-gas between the pressure up to 2.0 bar in hospitals and the like, where it is necessary for the application of the gas appliances.

4) by input of gas for industrial purposes or as warming in agriculture or industry, it is allowed to bring in up to 4 bar. Please refer to the installation requirements in this area, specified in the Gasreglementets section B-4.




3.2.2 Protection against accidental overpressure

Here applies:




1) in connection with the use of husregulatorer as well as in installations with F-gas tanks, and bundles of cylinders shall be provided at least one pressure limitation device, which protects against a too high pressure installation. Safety device may consist of:





(a)) a safety shut-off valve (SAV), or

(b)) a safety valve features a stripping (SAL) (100% offload capacity).







Security device can be built together with husregulatoren.




2) Minimum requirements for protection against overpressure:





(a)) By F-gas bottles, primarily for use in homes or small business that applies for installations up to and including two 33 kg cylinders with automatic diverter, the demand for protection against excess pressure is taken into account for the purposes of DG-approved regulator, with built-in relief valve (with limited features a stripping capacity).

(b)) By F-gas cylinder racks with more than two 33 kg cylinders and F-gas tank at the plant, which supplies less installations (