NSAI has launched the public consultation for the draft revision of I.S. 813 – Domestic gas installations (Edition 4).
Public consultation period:
From 19th December 2022 until 3rd March 2023, inclusive.
This Standard provides for the installation of natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas, in domestic dwellings, from the point of delivery to the gas appliance.
Included are requirements for the:
installation of appliances and associated pipework in single and multi-occupancy dwellings, and domestic-type appliances in non-domestic buildings;
installation of LPG cylinders and intermediate pressure LPG systems from the point of delivery;
design, construction and testing of pipework, pipework ancillaries and meters for new installations as well as to replaced parts of, or extensions to, existing installation pipework;
purging of air from, and the admission of gas to, pipework installations and their hand over to the operator;
installation and commissioning of appliances;
safe operation and maintenance of installations in use;
the requirements on safe operation and maintenance of existing gas installations in domestic dwellings (including chalets, cabins, modular buildings, etc.) and caravan holiday homes are set out in Annex E;
the requirements on safe operation and maintenance of existing gas installations in caravans, motor caravans and other road vehicles conforming to I.S. EN 1949 are set out in Annex Q;
the requirements relating to installations in leisure accommodation vehicles are not included in this standard. The requirements relating to installations in leisure accommodation vehicles are set out in I.S. EN 1949.
The requirements for the construction of gas service pipes which supply gas from a natural gas main or an LPG distribution system to the point of delivery are set out in I.S. EN 12007-5 and the corresponding S.R. 12007-5 and are not within scope of this Standard. S.R. 12007- 5:2016 includes requirements on the installation of meters and extracts are included in Annex D for information.
The requirements relating to installations of non-domestic appliances or pipe systems are not included in this Standard. The requirements for installations to non-domestic buildings are set out in I.S. 820.
The requirements relating to the installation or maintenance of industrial process equipment, be it either an appliance or a pipe system, in an industrial premises are not included in this Standard.
The requirements relating to water supply for domestic use within dwellings and their curtilages are set out in S.R. 50-3. Practical information and guidance relating to water based heating systems in dwellings are set out in S.R. 50-1.
View the draft and submit comments:
All interested parties are invited to comment on the draft revision of I.S. 813 through the NSAI “Your Standards Your Say” (YSYS) forum below;