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Gas Compliance Certificates in Cape Town

In this article, we talk about the importance of a gas certificate of compliance and why it is absolutely to have one for all your gas installations and appliances.

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What is a Gas Certificate of Compliance?

Also known as a certificate of conformity, a gas compliance certificate provides proof that the gas installation has been installed safely and according to standard, is in safe working condition and free from leaks or other potentially dangerous issues.

According to legislation, a gas compliance certificate must be issued when there has been a transfer of ownership for a property with gas installations and appliances.

For a gas installation to qualify for a certificate of conformity, it must comply with regulations issued by the South African Bureau of Standards for LPG installations.

Gas installations include all fixed or built-in appliances such as:

  • Gas stoves
  • Gas geysers
  • Gas fireplaces or braais

How Long is a Gas Certificate Valid For?

With every new transfer of ownership of a property with gas installations, a new gas compliance certificate is required.

However, gas appliances and installations should undergo routine maintenance at least once a year, and with this, a new certificate should be issued.

Gas Compliance Certificate Requirements

Your gas installation must meet certain requirements before it qualifies for a gas compliance certificate:

  • No leaks present
  • All rubber components must be replaced every 5 years
  • Maximum cylinder size of 9kg for flats
  • Maximum cylinder size of 19kg inside a house
  • Maximum cylinder size of 100kg outside a free-standing property
  • Only correctly selected fittings must be used
  • Each appliance must have an isolation valve which has been SABS approved
  • No electrical connections behind the hob and oven
  • The hose must not exceed 2 meters in length and must not pass through a solid partition
  • The cylinder must be positioned on a firm base and must be:
    • 5 meters from an electrical point above the valve
    • 1 meter away from a door, open window, or boundary wall
    • 3 meters away from a window below the cylinder
    • 2 meters away from drains or air-conditioning inlets
    • A gas geyser must be 1.4 meters from the ground surface and 1 meter away from the valve

The Gas Works – Gas Installations Cape Town

Our gas technicians are trained professionals who are equipped with the expertise necessary to ensure all your gas appliances and installations are compliant with safety regulations.

We offer gas installations, maintenance, and repair services in Cape Town and provide gas compliance certificates for all installations that qualify. Contact us to find out more.

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