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Gas equipment and installations

ESV has compiled a list FAQs on gas equipment and installations. If your query is not addressed below, please contact us.

Contact a licensed plumber with Type A Gas Appliance servicing endorsement to have your gas appliances serviced.

BBQs can only be installed indoors if they have been certified to the domestic cooker standard AS/NZS 5263.1.1.

See ESV’s Gas Information Sheet No 25 and AS/NZS 5601.1:201. See Appendix C, Table C1 for domestic installations.

Three fire resistant board combinations can be used that are compliant to AS/NZS 5601:2013 Appendix C.

  1. USG Boral Fiberock 13mm and 16mm thick sheets.
  2. Firemaster 550 15mm thick sheet.
  3. 9mm CFM board over 10mm gypsum based plaster.

Information on clearances to grease filters can be found in AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 Table 6.9. See Table 6.10 for information on clearances around commercial cooking appliance.

No. B Press-fittings cannot be used on gas fitting lines on any mobile catering vehicle. You must only use Silver soldered or compression joints. Refer to AS/NZS 5601.2:2013 Table 5.1.

Yes. ESV’s animation on commercial kitchen gas installation explains the correct way to use flexi connections in commercial kitchen installations. The animation also includes the requirements from the standard for commercial kitchen installations. Watch it here.

Information on Standard and Complex gas installations can be found in ESV’s Gas Information Sheet 33. Standard installations are signed off with VBA’s Certificate of Compliance; complex gas installations require a GasTrac application to ESV for processing and approval.

Domestic and commercial gas appliances must either be certified to relevant Australia standards or approved by ESV.

Domestic cooking appliances manufactured after 1 July 2017 must incorporate flame failure devices on all burners.