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Gas Distribution Facility Standards

A person who proposes to construct a facility must submit to the Director of Gas Safety independent certification by a person approved by the Director that the design of the facility conforms to any relevant standard determined by the Director.

Natural Gas (NG) Distribution Facilities

Australian Standards Pipelines

Standards determined by the Director for construction of distribution facilities:

  • AS 1345 Identification of the contents of pipes, conduits and ducts
  • AS 1375 Industrial Fuel Fired Appliance Code *
  • AS/NZS 4645.1 Gas distribution networks - Network management * (formerly AS 4645 and AS 4568)
  • AS/NZS 4645.2 Gas distribution networks - Steel pipe systems * (formerly AS1697)
  • AS/NZS 4645.3 Gas distribution networks - Plastic pipe systems * (formerly AS3723)
  • AS 2239 Galvanic (sacrificial) Anodes for cathodic protection
  • AS2430 Classification of hazardous areas
  • AS 2648 Underground marking tape - Non detectable tape
  • AS 2832 Guide to the cathodic protection of metals, pipes, cables and ducts
  • AS 2885 Pipes, gas and liquid petroleum *
  • AS 3814 Industrial and commerical gas fired appliances
  • AS 3894 Site testing of protective coatings
  • AS 4041 Pressure piping
  • AS 4129 Fittings for PE pipes for pressure applications
  • AS/NZS 4130 Polyethylene (PE) pipes for pressure applications
  • AS 4343 Pressure equipment - Hazard levels
  • AS 4360 Risk management
  • AS 4564 Specification for general purpose natural gas
  • AS 4801 Occupational health and safety management systems *
  • AS 5601 Gas Installations

Australian Gas Association Codes

  • AG 701 Glossary of terms used in AGA Codes
  • AG 702 Specification for domestic diaphragm gas meters

Australian Standards - Electrical

  • AS 3000 Electrical installations
  • AS 1020 Control of undesirable static electricity
  • AS 4853 Electrical safety on metallic pipelines

Australian Standards - Others

  • AS 1167.1 Welding and brazing - filler metals for braze welding
  • AS1432 Copper tubes for plumbing, gas fitting and drainage applications
  • AS/NZS 1518 External extruded high density polyethylene coating for pipes
  • AS 1572 Copper and copper alloys - Seamless tubes for engineering purposes

New Zealand Standards

  • NZ 5259 Gas Measurement
  • NZ 5258 Gas Distribution

International Standards & Codes

  • API Specification 601 Americal Petroleum Institute - Gaskets
  • IGE/TD/3 The Institute of Gas Engineers - Recommendations on transmission and distribution practice

* Denotes that the Gas (Safety) Regulations 2002 require the inclusion of any code or standard having effect under that standard or code. Refer regulation 3.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Distribution Facilities

Australian Standards - Pipelines

Standards determined by the Director for the construction of a Liquefied Petroleum Gas Distribution Facility:

  • AS 1345 Identification of the contents of pipes, conduits and ducts
  • AS 1596 Storage and handling of LP gas
  • AS 2430 Classification of hazardous areas
  • AS 2885 Pipelines, gas and liquid petroleum
  • AS/NZS 4645.1 Gas distribution networks - Network management * (formerly AS 4645)
  • AS/NZS 4645.2 Gas distribution networks - Steel pipe systems * (formerly AS 1697)
  • AS/NZS 4645.3 Gas distribution networks - Plastic pipe systems * (formerly AS 3723)
  • AS 4041 Pressure piping
  • AS 4343 Pressure equipment - Hazard levels

Australian Standards - Electrical

  • AS 3000 Electrical installations
  • AS 1020 Control of undesirable static electricity
  • AS 4853 Electrical safety on metallic pipelines

Australian Standards - Polyethylene Mains

  • AS/NZS 4645.3 Gas distribution networks - Plastic pipe systems (formerlyAS 3723)
  • AS/NZS 4129 Fittings for polyethylene (PE) pipes for pressure application
  • AS/NZS 4130 Polyethylene (PE) pipes for pressure applications
  • Australian Standards - Others
  • AS 1167.1 Welding and brazing - Filler metals for braze welding
  • AS 1432 Copper tubes for plumbing, gas fitting and drainage applications
  • AS 1518 External extruded high density polyethylene costing for pipes
  • AS 1572 Copper and copper alloys - seamless tubes for engineering purposes
  • AS 4360 Risk management *

* Denotes that the Gas (Safety) Regulations 2002 require the includion of any code or standard having effect under that standard or code. Refer regulation 3.

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Distribution Facility

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Gas Pipeline (Transmission)

Gas standards and codes prescribed in the Gas Pipelines Regulations 2002 applicable for gas pipelines designed, constructed and operating to the requirements of Australian Standards 2885: Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum are included in schedule 1 of the regulations.

Gas Pipeline Facilities

A pipeline facility used to extract, treat or store gas. Gas standards and codes prescribed in the Gas Pieplines Regulations 2002 applicable for gas pipeline facilities are included in schedule 2 of the regulations.