August 2021 NewsFlash - AGA

August 2021 NewsFlash

  • 31-08-2021

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AGA NewsFlash

Hydrogen Guarantee of Origin scheme

Commercial catering - WM Technical Specification

ANZ Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage Forum

Warning - Counterfeit Siemens UV Flame Detector

Standards Update

Hydrogen Guarantee of Origin scheme

As part of Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources are developing a Guarantee of Origin / Certification scheme (Scheme). The Scheme will be designed and intended to measure and track emissions from hydrogen production.

The department has developed a proposed approach to the Scheme and has been seeking feedback from stakeholders in our industry over the past few years. The latest round of feedback closed on the 6 August 2021 and AGA provided detailed responses to over 30 discussion questions. AGA has a wealth of experience and over the years has contributed to improving many Certification Schemes which cover gas appliances, pluming products, cylinders and butane cartidges.  As a result, we were able to provide targeted advice around the appropriate accreditations and related processes to be able to run a successful Certification Scheme. Please go to for more information.

AGA supports the introduction of the Hydrogen Guarantee of Origin / Scheme as we see Hydrogen appliance testing increasing in AGA’s hydrogen appliance testing facility located in Melbourne, Australia. As the testing increases, AGA will be moving to sourcing or producing green Hydrogen as part of AGA’s blended and 100% Hydrogen appliance testing.

If you have any queries relating to testing your Hydrogen or Hydrogen/NG appliances or components please contact our Laboratory Manager, Mr Dennis Karafotias at or (03) 95804500.    

Commercial catering appliances - Technical Specification for the WaterMark Certification Scheme

Commercial catering appliances typically installed in commercial kitchens and bakeries come in many different types and technical designs to cater for a variety of cooking applications ranging from simple pasta cookers to combination steam ovens. Such appliances are connected to the drinking water supply and are, therefore, subject to the requirements under the WaterMark scheme. 

The existing suite of available Specifications or available Australian Standards under the WaterMark scheme do not cover the variety in the market. As a result, AGA together with key stakeholders have developed a draft Specification that is now open for public comment.

For more information or if you wish to provide comment go to –

ANZ Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage Forum

AGA is delighted to be sponsoring the ANZ Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage Forum to be held virtually on the 29th and 30th September 2021.

The forum has an extensive line of speakers ranging from organisations including CSRIO, University of Sydney, the Australian Institute, Monash University and Glencore to name a few. 

Some of the forum topics include, storing carbon in rocks, looking into the commercial value of carbon with capture roadmap and reviewing case studies in advances in carbon storage, transportation and utilisation solutions. 

AGA members are eligible for a 5% discount of the forum price, please contact the forum organiser for more details. 

For more information please click on the following link:

ANZ Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage Forum

Warning - Counterfeit Siemens QRA2. Ultraviolet (UV) Flame Detector

Siemens Ltd has been made aware of the installation and in-service use of counterfeit ultraviolet (UV) flame detectors in the Australian market and has issued a notice dated 12/07/2021 – Click Here to view a copy of the letter.  

This is disturbing news for the gas industry and may have significant safety implications. For further information, or to report any occurrences of this or other suspected counterfeiting of Siemens’ equipment, contact Siemens (contact details provided in their 12/0-7/2021 advice) who will investigate and notify the relevant State / Territory technical Regulator.

Latest Standards Updates

DR AS 4621:2019 Amd 1:2021 Regulator for use with liquefied petroleum — Vapour phase appliances is open for public comment until the 11/10/2021

If you would like to submit any comments, go to the Standards Australia website: Click Here