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Provides the minimum requirements for the design, construction and safe operation of gas-fired industrial appliances. Construction requirements given relate to matters affecting gas-firing or to any interconnection between the gas-firing system and the safety requirements of the appliance. The installation requirements for appliances covered by this code are detailed in the Australian Gas Association (AGA) Code, AG 601 - Gas Installation Code.
General: This Code provides minimum requirements for the design, construction and safe operation of Type B appliances which use Town Gas, Natural Gas, Simulated Natural Gas, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Tempered Liquefied Petroleum Gas or any combination of these gases either together or with other fuels.
Construction requirements given relate only to matters affecting gas-firing or to any interconnection between the gas-firing system and the safety requirements of the appliance.
NOTE: Additional information regarding safety principles for industrial appliances is given in AS 1375.
The Code does not cover all the requirements for the safety of the process carried out in the appliance. These requirements should be obtained from the relevant Authority having jurisdiction. Installation requirements for appliances covered by this Code are detailed in 'AG 601 -Gas Installation Code'. Exclusions from Code: The following appliances are excluded from this Code: (a) Manually operated bunsen type burners.
(b) Simple ring type burners which are not fitted into a combustion chamber and burn in an open ventilated space under the control of an operator.
(c) Engines other than stationary engines.
General: The requirements of this Code shall be used in conjunction with, but do not take precedence over, the requirements of the relevant Authority having jurisdiction, and apply to: (a) the appliance; and (b) the component parts of the appliance whether supplied with the appliance or separately. This code applies to Type B appliance approvals commenced after its publication date.
First published as AS 3814-1998 (AG 501).