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:
- Does the standard address roles and responsibilities correctly and adequately? If not, please explain why not.
- 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 27 September to be e-mailed or posted to IGEM for the attention of Jane Mort, Technical Officer; janeM@igem.org.uk or IGEM, IGEM House, 26 & 28 High Street, Kegworth, Derbyshire DE74 2DA.
Draft for comment
Low Pressure Supply Pressure Working Group - Recommendation for changes to working practice
IGEM’s Low Pressure Supply Pressure Working Group has developed a set of recommendations to address the concerns of the industry, which cover limits on the normal kW capacity of a domestic gas supply service, harmonise procedures for installing appliances and cover pre-commissioning, commissioning, post commissioning, conditions for reporting low pressure supply, how emergency service providers should respond.
The Low Pressure Supply Working Group was formed by IGEM in response to a request from the Standards Consultation Forum (SCF) in 2016.
Below is the Draft for Comment Low Pressure Supply Pressure Working Group recommendation for changes to working practice and the associated comment form.
Comment is required by 26 August to be e-mailed or posted to IGEM for the attention of Peter Hurst, Technical Officer; email@example.com or IGEM, IGEM House, 26 & 28 High Street, Kegworth, Derbyshire. DE74 2DA.
Draft for comment
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