The standard for commercial and residential gas installations in Australia AS5601.1.2013 was amended in May of that year with many new requirements.
In Western Australia many Alfresco areas are being enclosed or semi enclosed meaning that appliances approved for outdoor use can no longer be fitted in the area. Energy Safety will accept appliances approved for commercial use being installed providing certain conditions are met.
In general terms the main conditions are,
- The appliance is approved for commercial use by an approved Certifying Body.
- A flame failure system is fitted
- The appliance is installed under a compliant extraction system/range hood
- The extraction system/range hood is interlocked to the gas supply
Lists of certified gas appliances can be viewed online at the follow websites: