July 2020 NewsFlash - AGA

July 2020 NewsFlash

  • 31-07-2020

  • News

AGA NewsFlash

AGA's Hydrogen Appliance Testing Facility

AGA’s Maker’s Warranty Badges

GTRC Scheme Rules

Standards Update

AGA's Hydrogen Appliance Testing Facility

The transition to a low emission economy is fast approaching and the trials around Australia to blend hydrogen into the natural gas distribution network are well advanced.

Depending on government policy and the results of these trials, we could possibly see the transition to 100% hydrogen sooner than the 2050 target. We are pleased to be seeing through our members that the gas industry is collectively gearing up for this transition. AGA members have been utilising our specialised hydrogen laboratory capable of testing gas appliances on 100% hydrogen or any blend of natural gas and hydrogen. 

Apart from ensuring appliances can operate on natural gas / hydrogen blends, AGA members have also been developing 100% hydrogen ready appliances. These developments ensures the gas industry is progressive and secures our gas industry’s future.

If these services are of interest to your company, please do not hesitate in contacting your AGA Client Manager or the AGA Laboratory Manager, Dennis Karafotias at lab@aga.asn.au.

AGA’s Maker’s Warranty Badges

The AGA Maker’s Warranty Badges are nationally recognised as symbols of safety and compliance and need to be attached on Certified gas appliances when sold (unless they carry the AGAMark licence).

These badges incorporate a registered design, belonging to AGA, and it is a condition of certification these badges must only be sourced directly from AGA.

AGA has become aware of cases whereby these badges are being copied and reproduced without authority and such cases are under investigation.  This is not allowed and carries significant penalties. 

Please contact AGA if you are aware of such cases or if you require any clarification.

GTRC Scheme Rules and GCM Style Guide

Further to our NewsFlash Alert on 16 July 2020, the Gas Technical Regulator’s Committee have advised of some further errors with the published documents.

In view of this, we have been provided with revised versions of the both “The Rules” and the “GCM” Style Guide which can be downloaded below:

Click here to download the “THE RULES – Version 3.1a – July 2020”

Click here to download “The Gas Compliance Mark Style Guide – July 2020 Version 2”

We will keep you posted of any further changes.

Latest Standards Updates

AS 4563 (Commercial catering gas equipment) is open for public comment until the 4th September 2020

If you would like to submit any comments, you may forward them to our Group Manager, Technical Operations, Mr Bill (Vasilios) Tabourlos [btabourlos@aga.asn.au], or directly through the Standards Australia website: Click Here