Due to rising electricity costs, many South African homeowners are choosing gas appliances for their homes as a means to minimise their monthly running costs, but few are aware of the importance of gas certification.
It’s safe to say that using gas to cook and heat your home is easily one of the safest, most cost-effective forms of energy.
However, due to the fire and explosion risk that comes with gas installations, it’s crucial to obtain a gas clearance certificate.
Obtaining gas certification ensures that your gas appliances have been installed according to the strict, safety guidelines as stipulated in the South African National Standards (SANS).
Without gas certification, insurance companies are less likely to cover any damages related to incorrect installations or faulty appliances.
The following are basic guidelines stipulated in the SANS, which ensure that your gas appliances are compliant with the South African Bureau of Standards:
When using a gas oven or hob, it’s common for gas cylinders to be installed inside a kitchen cupboard.
This makes it easier to access the cylinder when it comes time to refilling it. However, when installing gas cylinders inside a kitchen cupboard, there are very specific requirements that should be met.
When installing gas cylinders outdoors, there are strict guidelines related to the distance your gas cylinder may be from electrical points, doors and windows.
Gas cylinders must be stored at minimum distances of:
Gas compliance certificates must be issued for all permanent gas installations:
South African law states that only qualified and registered gas installers are permitted to install and service gas appliances.
All our technicians are qualified and registered with the South African Qualification & Certification Committee (SAQCC) and are fully equipped to issue certificates of compliance after installing, repairing or altering your gas installations.
For all your gas certification requirements, please feel free to contact us.
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