The aim of this cours is to enable delegates to design or manage or supervise or audit the construction of gas infrastructure to and within multi-occupancy buildings to the standard set out in IGEM/G/5 Edition 3 and in compliance with appropriate legislation and statutory guidance.
The course will be delivered in two, three-hour sessions on 30 November and 1 December.
At the end of the course delegates should be able to:
1. Identify applicable legislation;
2. Describe the various roles in the Construction Design & Management
Regulations 2015 for different scenarios;
3. Describe the principal elements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order
2005 in relation to the design, installation and safe on-going operation, inspection and maintenance of the gas infrastructure
4. Describe the principal elements of the Building Regulations and Approved
Document B in relation to the design and installation of the gas infrastructure;
5. Describe the difference between reaction to fire tests and tests of fire resistance and relevance to the specification of materials used in the installation of the gas infrastructure;
6. Identify standards which describe reaction to fire tests and tests of fire resistance;
7. Identify differences in legislation applicable to England and other parts of the UK;
8. Describe who is responsible for what in respect of new works, replacement work and on-going operation including inspection and maintenance;
9. Describe circumstances in which a licence exempt gas network supplying flats may be found and the associated responsibilities;
10. Describe advantages and disadvantages of different common design solutions;
11. Undertake a detailed holistic design risk assessment for the installation of gas
infrastructure in a multi occupancy building and specify applicable mitigation;
12. Use equivalent length data and data from fittings manufacturers to estimate the pressure loss in pipework;
13. Estimate the effect of altitude on the pressure drop through a riser system;
14. Determine the location of gas meters and any associated safety measures;
15. Specify adequate ventilation for individual meters, meter banks and ducts containing gas pipes from a table and by calculation;
16. Specify measures to be taken to mitigate the effects of thermal expansion
and contraction of riser and lateral systems;
17. Describe the key elements of compliant fire stopping of pipe penetrations of fire compartment walls;
18. Define the terms protected shaft and firefighting shaft and describe their
relevance to the routing of gas infrastructure;
19. Describe the function of different types of valves within the gas infrastructure;
20. Describe hierarchy of preferred locations for a Pipeline Isolation Valve;
21. Describe particular risks and associated mitigation measures for energy centres;
22. Describe requirements for installation pipe to comply with GS(I&U)R and either IGEM/UP/2 or BS 6891.
Who should attend?
This course is ideal for structural engineers, architects, consultants, designers involved in designing and building blocks of flats, gas transporters, gas suppliers, meter asset managers, gas Installers, landlords, social housing providers and local authorities.