Comment on draft standards

The final stage of the development and review process for technical standards is to publish a draft version for individuals and organisations from across the gas sector to review and comment on.

Details of the draft standards on which we are currently seeking comment is given below. 

IGEM/G/5 Edition 3 - Gas in Multi-occupancy Buildings

This Standard summarises best practice for the design, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of gas installations for multi-occupancy buildings. It combines well established practices with new advice on aspects of design and construction of such installations. The Standard consolidates best practice and guidance from Legislation, and existing gas industry standards and procedures, with the aim of helping to achieve safe designs, installations and continuing operation for gas in the buildings concerned throughout the lifetime of the asset.

In a departure from normal practice, this draft for comment is accompanied by a questionnaire, the aim of which is to help commentators identify key issues which they believe require further investigation or explanation. Sample questions from the questionnaire include:

  1. Does the standard address roles and responsibilities correctly and adequately? If not, please explain why not.
  2. Does the standard assist the Gas Engineer to liaise effectively with the Responsible Person for the Building and householders for inspection, maintenance and replacement works? If not, please explain why not.

The full questionnaire can be found here.

As part of the consultation process it is also proposed to hold a workshop at IGEM House on Tuesday 17 September 2019. An invitation to the workshop will be extended to the relevant stakeholders in due course. 

Comment is required by 11 October to be e-mailed or posted to IGEM for the attention of Jane Mort, Technical Officer; or IGEM, IGEM House, 26 & 28 High Street, Kegworth, Derbyshire DE74 2DA. 

Draft for comment
Comment form

IGEM/TD/13 Edition 3 - Pressure regulating installations for Natural Gas, Liquified Petroleum Gas and Liquified Petroleum Gas/ Air

This Standard applies to the safe design, construction, inspection, testing, operation and maintenance of pressure regulating installations (PRIs) in accordance with current knowledge and operational experience.

This Standard also reflects the need to ensure adequate reliability and continuity of supply at pressures that are safe for the downstream system and equipment.

This Standard covers any PRI containing:

  1. Natural Gas that is installed in:
    a. Transmission pipeline (whose design is in accordance with IGEM/TD/1 or
    a distribution main (whose design is in accordance with IGEM/TD/3) or
    c. a service (whose design is in accordance with IGE/TD/4).

  2. LPG or mixtures of LPG and air, that is installed in a distribution main whose design is in accordance with IGEM/TD/3 or in service pipework whose design is in accordance with IGE/TD/4.

Please provide your response or comments to by Thursday 7 November 2019.

Draft for comment 
Comment form