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New Type A appliance service gas information sheets

Monday 23 July 2018 3:25pm

ESV has published three new gas information sheets that cover a range of topics on the subject of servicing Type A gas appliances.

Gas information sheet 57, Your Obligations under the Gas Safety ActExternal Link , discusses a gasfitter’s responsibilities under the Act as well as providing a reminder of some key elements that must be completed when servicing an open-flue Type A gas appliance.

Gas information sheet 58, The Quality and Adequacy of Air SupplyExternal Link , discusses the three points to be considered in relation to the supply and movement of air: air supply quality (AS/NZS 5601.1:2013, clause 6.4.2); air supply adequacy (AS/NZS 5601.1:2013, clause 6.4.1); and the adverse effect of air movement systems (AS/NZS 5601.1:2013, clause 6.3.1).

Gas information sheet 59, Inspecting and Servicing Type A AppliancesExternal Link , discusses the inspection and service work checklists gasfitters need to follow when inspecting and servicing any open-flue gas appliance.

To see all existing Gas technical information sheets, click hereExternal Link .

Understanding and testing for a negative pressure environment

ESV has developed a short animation for gas fitters explaining what a negative pressure environment is, its effect on open flue gas heaters, how to test for it and how to mitigate it. [embed][/embedExternal Link ]

More information

For the specific requirements for your installation, always refer to the relevant clause in AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 or contact ESV’s Technical Information line on 1800 652 563 or at for more information.

Reviewed 18 January 2023

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