This year’s AGA Industry Forum was a well balanced wealth of current and important industry information. Dylan Storer got all attendees talking and David Norman gave a glimpse of all the good work the Future Fuels CRC are working on.
On 18th November 2019 AGA and JIA (Japan Gas Appliances Inspection Association) entered into a Partnership Agreement to facilitate WaterMark Certifications and streamline the process for AGA Members and customers seeking WaterMark certification for the Australian market. The Agreement was signed by AGA Chairman, Mr Chris Devlin and Japan Gas Appliances Inspection Association (JIA) Chairman & CEO, Mr Hideo Nakanishi at a signing ceremony held at AGA Head Office in Melbourne, Australia.
On announcing the Agreement, Mr Devlin said:
“This Partnership Agreement will help us provide more efficient WaterMark Certification Services at a lower cost.”
“We believe this will be very attractive to Australian-based companies that source products requiring WaterMark Certification from Japanese manufacturers as well as Japanese companies, particularly Japanese water heater manufacturers that export products to Australia”, Mr Devlin said.
Under the terms of the Agreement, JIA will be able act on behalf of AGA to conduct Factory Audits and Product Audits in Japan. This will significantly improve efficiency and reduce audit costs which will very attractive to customers seeking AGA WaterMark certification for the Australian market.
AS/NZS 5263.1.11 (Gas appliances, Part 1.11: Small gas engine driven appliances) is out for public comment until 24 January 2020.
If you would like to submit any comments, you may forward them to our Group Manager, Technical Operations, Mr Bill Tabourlos [firstname.lastname@example.org], or directly through the Standards Australia website: Click Here
AS 4631:2018 Amd 1:2019 (Semi-rigid connectors for gas) was published on the 22nd November 2019.
Please contact your AGA Client Manager if your Certifications are affected.