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Flame safeguard on gas appliances certified to AS/NZS 5263.1.1

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Flame safeguard on gas appliances certified to AS/NZS 5263.1.1

Changes to certification requirements for domestic gas certification in Australia took effect from 1 July 2017. While these requirements do not automatically apply in New Zealand, Energy Safety recommends suppliers of domestic gas cooking appliances that rely on Australian certification should take steps to implement flame failure protection (flame safeguard) on gas hobs.

From 1 July 2017, hobs on gas cookers certified to AS/NZS 5263.1.1:2016 Gas appliances – Domestic gas cooking appliances have had to include flame failure protection. For details of how this is implemented in Australia, see the GTRC Technical Bulletin 011 issued by the Australasian Gas Technical Regulators’ Committee.

 There is no requirement to upgrade stock that has been in New Zealand since 30 June 2017 to include flame failure protection.

 For New Zealand, the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations recognise certification to AS 4551-2008 Domestic gas cooking appliances. This standard does not require flame failure protection. However, Energy Safety recommends suppliers of domestic gas cooking appliances that rely on Australian certification should take steps to implement flame failure protection (flame safeguard) for new stock as soon as is convenient.