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Positioning Hydrogen Conference - November 2022

Major Gas Installation Standard Changes - AS/NZS 5601

Standards Update

Positioning Hydrogen Conference
21st - 23rd November 2022

On the 21 -23 November 2022, key stakeholders from the global hydrogen sector will meet at the Positioning Hydrogen conference held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

The conference includes a variety of topics with expert speakers to cover current and relevant areas of discussion, including:

* Australian hydrogen policies and roadmaps,

* Current global regulatory norms, agreements to stimulate the development of a global low-carbon hydrogen economy,

* Government and private sector investments,

* Solar, wind, geothermal energy for green hydrogen production,

* Overview of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Market,

* Safety for domestic hydrogen usage

Speakers and presenters will range from industry associations, Universities, the private sector, and government from Australia and overseas.

AGA’s Managing Director, Mr Bill Tabourlos will present on domestic gas and hydrogen appliance safety including technical and regulatory challenges in a hydrogen economy transformation.

For more information and to register go to https://hydrogenconferenceaustralia.com/

Major Gas Installation Standard Changes
AS/NZS 5601

AS/NZS 5601.1: 2022 was published 30 September 2022.  In this version some of the major changes include:

– Section 2 has been separated into “Essential safety requirements” and “Performance based design requirements”.

– Brazing prohibited within 1 m of a joint with non-metallic components.

r multilayer pipe above-ground external to buildings.

– Provision of emergency isolation for multilayer pipe

– Increased clearance requirement between domestic cooking appliances and rangehoods to align with IEC 60335-2-31, Households and similar electrical appliances – Safety, Part 2-31: Particular requirements for rangehoods and other cooking fume extractors.

– New pipe sizing graphs and tables based upon the Churchill friction factor equation.

– Effect of altitude on gas supply pressure for high rise building installations.

– Revised requirements for the location of flue terminals under a covered area, in a recess, or on a balcony.

– Changes associated with commercial catering equipment:

     * Prohibition on the use of semi-rigid connectors in the installation of commercial catering equipment.

     * New requirement of the protection of combustible surfaces adjacent to commercial catering equipment.

     * New requirements for freestanding commercial catering equipment with under-equipment connection.

     * New requirements for the connection of freestanding commercial catering equipment using a hose assembly.

Please consult AS/NZS 5601 for full details of all changes and the local regulatory authority for implementation timeframes.

Latest Standards Updates

AS/NZS 5263.0 Gas Appliances; Part 0: General Requirements is out for public comment until the 15th December 2022. 

If you would like to submit any comments, you may forward them directly through to Standards Australia – See the following guide: Click Here 

AS/NZS 5601.1: 2022 was published 30 September 2022, see article above for more detail.