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GAS SUPPLY ACT

(ACT 501)
SISTEM
SISTEM AGIHAN
AGIHAN GAS
GAS ASLI
ASLI SEMENANJUNG
SEMENANJUNG
LEGEND
Kangar Offshore Drilling Complex
GMSB Head Office
UTARA
UTARA
- KAMUNTING LAWIT
GMSB Regional Office
- KAMUNTING Alor Setar GMSB Branch Office
- KULIM
- KULIM JERNIH Supply Area
- PRAI
- PRAI
- SG. PETANI
- SG. PETANI
- NIBONG TEBAL
- NIBONG TEBAL
- BUKIT TENGAH
- BUKIT TENGAH
BEKOK
Prai
Prai RESAK
Paka
TENGAH
TENGAH
-SHAH ALAM Kamunting Kertih DUYONG
-SHAH ALAM
-KUALA LUMPUR SOTONG
-KUALA LUMPUR
-PETALING JAYA
-PETALING JAYA TIMUR
-KLANG
-KLANG TIMUR
-GEBENG
-SEPANG
-SEPANG -GEBENG
-SALAK TINGGI -KEMAMAN
-SALAK TINGGI -KEMAMAN
-PUCHONG Kuantan -TELUK KALONG
Kuantan -TELUK
-PUCHONG
-BANTING -KERTIH KALONG
-BANTING -KERTIH
-PUTRAJAYA -MEC CITY
-PUTRAJAYA Shah
Shah Alam
Alam -MEC CITY
-KLIA -BANDAR MUADZAM
-KLIA Kuala Lumpur -BANDAR MUADZAM
SHAH
-BANGI
-BANGI Klang SHAH
-SENAWANG
-SENAWANG Bangi Seremban
-CYBERJAYA SELATAN
-CYBERJAYA KLIA SELATAN
-BUKIT KEMUNING -PASIR GUDANG
-BUKIT KEMUNING -PASIR
-PORT DICKSON
-PORT Port Dickson Segamat -KLUANGGUDANG
-NORTH DICKSON
PORT -KLUANG
-SENAI / KULAI
-NORTH PORT -SENAI / KULAI
-TELUK PANGLIMA GARANG -TG. LANGSAT
-TELUK PANGLIMA GARANG -TG.
-NILAI
-NILAI Melaka -ALORLANGSAT
GAJAH
-SRI KEMBANGAN Kluang -ALOR
-LABIS GAJAH
-SRI KEMBANGAN Pasir
Pasir Gudang
Gudang -LABIS
-BALAKONG -TANGGA BATU
-BALAKONG -TANGGA
-KAJANG
-KAJANG -TEBRAU BATU
-BATU CAVES -TEBRAU
-BATU -AIR KEROH
-JERAM CAVES Johor Bahru -AIR KEROH
-LARKIN
-JERAM -LARKIN
-SELAYANG -TAMPOI
-SELAYANG -TAMPOI
Singapore
SUPPLY OF NATURAL GAS IN PENINSULAR
MALAYSIA

UPSTREAM GAS CONSUMPTION GAS CONSUMPTION


PRODUCTION > 2 MMSCFD < 2 MMSCFD

PSC Contractors PETRONAS GAS BERHAD (PGB) GAS MALAYSIA SDN. BHD.
(GMSB)

Power Plants
Domestic
EPMI
Gas
City Gate
Processing Commercial
Station
Plant
PCSB
Industries Industrial
Premises Boundary

Public Road Customer’s Premises

House
Regulat Gas Meter
or
2 3 4
Gas Cock

Ground Level

Distribution Line
3
5st F
Pipe Shaft

3
4st F

Premises Boundary
3
3st F

Public Road Customer’s Premises


3
2st F
Service Regulator or
2 House Regulator 3
Meter 4
Ground Level
1st F

Distribution Line
TYPICAL LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS (LPG)
PIPING SYSTEM AT CONSUMER’S PREMISES

VAPOUR WITHDRAWAL
FILLING PIPE PIPE

GAS METER

ISOLATION VALVE M GAS COCK


METER VALVE

1ST STAGE
LPG STORAGE TANK REGULATOR
(250 psig design pressure)
2ND STAGE
REGULATOR
LPG TANK MAIN VALVE

RUBBER HOSE
SERVICE VALVE

LPG FILLING
POINT
UNDERGROUND DISTRIBUTION P.E. PIPE

60 to 100 psi 5.0 psi 0.5 psi


TYPICAL LPG SUPPLY SYSTEM
(WITH UNDERGROUND BULK STORAGE)

VAPOUR WITHDRAWAL
FILLING PIPE PIPE

GAS METER

ISOLATION VALVE M GAS COCK


METER VALVE

1ST STAGE
REGULATOR
2ND STAGE
REGULATOR
MAIN VALVE

RUBBER HOSE
SERVICE VALVE

LPG FILLING
POINT
LPG STORAGE TANK
(250 psig design pressure)
UNDERGROUND SERVICE PIPE

60 to 100 psi 5.0 psi 0.5 psi


TYPICAL LPG SUPPLY SYSTEM
(WITH MANIFOLDED CYLINDERS STORAGE)

VAPOUR WITHDRAWAL
PIPE

GAS METER

ISOLATION VALVE M GAS COCK


METER VALVE

1ST STAGE
REGULATOR
2ND STAGE
REGULATOR
MAIN VALVE

SERVICE VALVE RUBBER HOSE

UNDERGROUND SERVICE PIPE

60 to 100 psi 5.0 psi 0.5 psi


THE LEGISLATION
GAS SUPPLY LEGISLATION

❒ GAS SUPPLY ACT 1993 (Act 501)


❒ Gazetted in 1993
❒ Amended in 2001

❒ GAS SUPPLY REGULATIONS 1997


❒ Came into force on 17th July 1997
❒ Amended in 2000
OTHER RELATED LEGISLATION AND
IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES

❒ Petroleum Development Act 1974


 Petronas
 Min. Of International Trade and Industry
 Min. Of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs

❒ Petroleum (Safety Measures) Act 1984


 Dept. Of Occupational Safety and Health
 Local Authority

❒ Factories and Machinery Act 1967


 Dept. Of Occupational Safety and Health
GAS SUPPLY ACT

❒ PART I – PRELIMINARY
SCOPE AND INTERPRETATION

❒ PART II – FUNCTIONS/OBJECTIVES

❒ PART III – POWERS OF ENTRY,


INVESTIGATION & PROSECUTION

❒ PART IV - LICENCE
GAS SUPPLY ACT

❒ PART V – PROVISIONS RELATING TO


THE LICENSEE, SUPLY OF GAS,
ENTRY INTO LAND, ETC

❒ PART VI –INQUIRY

❒ PART VII – OFFENCES & PENALTIES


PART I - PRELIMINARY
PART I - SCOPE OF THE GAS
SUPPLY ACT
Supply of gas to consumers through
pipelines :

❒ DOWNSTREAM OF THE LAST FLANGE OF


THE CITY GATE STATION ;
OR
❒ FROM THE STORAGE TANK OR CYLINDER
SPECIFICALLY USED FOR RETICULATION
OF GAS TO ANY APPARATUS IN ANY
PREMISES
PART I - SCOPE OF THE GAS
SUPPLY ACT
‘ GAS ’ means:

❒ METHANE
❒ ETHANE
❒ PROPANE
❒ BUTANE
OR
❒ HYDROCARBONS WHICH MAY CONSIST
OF ONE OR MORE OF THE ABOVE GASES
IN THE FORM OF GAS OR LIQUID
GAS INDUSTRY LEGISLATION
( DOWNSTREAM NAT. GAS SYSTEMS)

PDA
& PDA
FMA (safety Gas &
City Gate Distribution/ FMA (safety aspects)
aspects) Gas transmission
Station Reticulation
pipeline
Gas Processing line
Plant Industrial

Domestic

Commercial
Petroleum (Safety Measures) Act
Gas Supply Act
GAS RETICULATION INDUSTRY LEGISLATION
( LPG SYSTEMS )

Bulk tank
Meter
(FM A, Petroleum
(S. M) Act & PDA)
Meter

Domestic

Manifolded
Commercial Bulk tank cylinders

(FM A, Petroleum
(S. M) Act & PDA)
I ndustrial
(Petroleum (S. M .)Act & PDA) (except safety covered by
Factories and Machinery Act)
Gas Supply Act
PART II –
FUNCTIONS/OBJECTIVES
PART II - OBJECTIVES OF THE GAS
SUPPLY ACT
• TO ENSURE GAS SUPPLIER SATISFIES
ALL REASONABLE DEMANDS FOR GAS

• TO ENSURE GAS SUPPLIER IS ABLE TO


FINANCE GAS SUPPLY SERVICES

• TO PROTECT INTEREST OF THE


CONSUMERS IN RESPECT OF:
– PRICES CHARGED
– CONTINUITY OF SUPPLY
– QUALITY OF SERVICES
PART II - OBJECTIVES OF THE GAS
SUPPLY ACT
• TO REGULATE COMPOSITION, PRESSURE, PURITY AND
VOLUME OF GAS SUPPLIED THROUGH PIPELINES

• TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCY AND ECONOMY IN THE


SUPPLY AND USE OF PIPED GAS

• TO PROTECT PUBLIC FROM GAS DANGERS

• TO ENABLE HEALTHY COMPETITION

• TO INVESTIGATE ANY ACCIDENT OR FIRE INVOLVING


GAS PIPELINE OR INSTALLATION
PART III – POWERS OF
ENTRY, INVESTIGATION &
PROSECUTION
PART IV - LICENCE
LICENSING OF GAS SUPPLIERS

❒ NO PERSON SHALL SUPPLY GAS THROUGH ANY


PIPELINE UNLESS SUCH PERSON IS LICENSED

❒ THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, WITH THE APPROVAL OF


THE MINISTER, MAY GRANT A LICENCE FOR
SUPPLY OF GAS THROUGH PIPELINES

❒ LICENCE MAY AT ANY TIME BE SUSPENDED OR


REVOKED BY THE DIRECTOR GENERAL UPON
BREACH OF ANY CONDITIONS
GAS UTILITY LICENSEE
Means -

A PERSON SUPPLYING GAS THROUGH A


GAS PIPELINE TO A PERSON OTHER THAN
THE PRIVATE GAS LICENSEE

CURRENT LICENSEES:
✔GAS MALAYSIA SDN BHD
✔SABAH ENERGY CORPORATION
PRIVATE GAS LICENSEE
Means -
A PERSON SUPPLYING AND USING GAS
THROUGH A GAS PIPELINE ON HIS OWN
PROPERTY OR PREMISES OR THE PROPERTY OR
PREMISES OF THE OWNER OR OCCUPIER

Examples -
Hotel , Restaurant, Hospital.

➱DOES NOT INCLUDE A PERSON OBTAINING THE SUPPLY OF


GAS FROM A GAS UTILITY LICENSEE
RIGHTS OF GAS UTILITY LICENSEE
❒ ENTER LAND TO SURVEY AND INSTALL PIPELINE
❒ UPON GIVING PRESCRIBED NOTICE TO OWNER OR OFFICER IN CHARGE
❒ OBTAINING PRESCRIBED ORDER (IF NECESSARY) FROM LAND ADMINISTRATOR

❒ ENTER LAND WHENEVER NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN, REPAIR OR UPGRADE PIPELINE

❒ LEVY TARIFFS AND REQUIRE SECURITY IN RELATION TO SERVICE OF SUPPLYING GAS

❒ CEASE OR REDUCE GAS SUPPLY UNDER PRESCRIBED CIRCUMSTANCES


RESPONSIBILITES OF GAS UTILITY LICENSEE

❒ Give supply to any request within area of supply, and


provide all things reasonably necessary for that purpose

❒ Pay compensation to land owner for pipeline installation

❒ Plan, design, construct, operate and maintain distribution


system according to regulations

❒ Establish and implement codes of practice for operation,


maintenance and safety of distribution system

❒ Establish and implement codes and performance standards


for customer service
RESPONSIBILITES OF GAS UTILITY LICENSEE

❒ Prepare and implement statement of charges and


codes for bill payment

❒ Establish and implement complaints handling


procedures

❒ Comply with environmental and other laws

❒ Undertake economic purchasing

❒ Undertake periodical management / efficiency audit

❒ Take cognisance of government’s economic policy and


social obligation
RESPONSIBILITES OF PRIVATE GAS LICENSEE

❒ Plan, design, construct, operate and maintain


distribution system according to regulations

❒ Establish and implement proper procedures


and practices for operation, maintenance and
safety of distribution system

❒ Comply with other applicable laws


REGULATORY APPROACH

❒ Minimum requirements are prescribed in legislation

❒ Commission may specify further requirements

❒ Gas works are self- certified by competent persons

❒ Activities of gas personnel and firms are controlled through licensing


PERMITS ISSUED UNDER THE ACT
❒ Gas supply licence

❒ Certificate of competency and registration as competent person

❒ Certificate of registration as gas contractor

❒ Approval to install gas installation

❒ Approval to operate gas installation

❒ Certificate of approval to manufacture, assemble or import gas fitting, equipment or appliance

❒ Certificate of approval for gas fitting, equipment or appliance


SAFETY MEASURES
IN THE GAS SUPPLY ACT AND REGULATIONS

GAS
EMERGENCY ODORIZATION PIPELINE
EMERGENCY
PROCEDURES
PROCEDURES CORROSION AND
DAMAGE
GAS PROTECTION
PIPELINE ISOLATION ODORIZATION
GAS
ODORIZATION PIPELINE TESTING,
GAS PURGING AND
SUPPLY COMMISSIONING
PIPELINE MARKING ACT
AND REGS.

INSTALLATION
PRACTICES
SAFE
INSTALLATION AND ISOLATION VALVES
USE OF APPLIANCE
SAFEWORK
WORK MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
SAFE ISOLATION VALVES
PRACTICES
PRACTICES
PRACTICES PRACTICES
PARTIES WITH LEGAL OBLIGATIONS
UNDER THE GAS SUPPLY ACT AND REGULATIONS

RESPONSIBLE
PERSON GAS SUPPLIER
REGULATOR (GAS UTILITY
LICENSEE)

COMPETENT GAS SUPPLIER-


PERSON GAS SUPPLY USER
ACT
AND REGS. (PRIVATE GAS
LICENSEE)
THIRD
THIRD
PARTIES
PARTIES
GAS EQUIPMENT
MANUFACTURER/
GAS CONTRACTOR IMPORTER/
USER
USER
SELLER
NAT. GAS DISTRIBUTION / RETICULATION SYSTEM
Internal Piping Equipment
M > 20 psig Appliances

INDUSTRIAL
Service Station

Internal Piping Equipment


M 20 psig Appliances
T
r Service Station
a
n Odorizer

RESIDENTIAL
s City Gate
m Feeder Line Distribution Line Internal Piping
i DS M
s 260 60 psig 300 Meter
s psig District mmH20
Area Station
I Station
o
M
n
Internal Piping
M

COMMERCIAL
3000
mmH20
L Regulating Station M
I Multiple Endusers
n
e
Internal Piping
MM
M Single
3000 mmH20 Development
Service Station
GAS SUPPLY
REGULATIONS
GAS SUPPLY REGULATIONS

❒ Part I - Preliminary
❒ Part II - Licence
❒ Part III – Gas Installation
❒ Part IV – Operation
❒ Part V – Certificate of Competency &
Registration
❒ Part VI – Maintenance
PART III– GAS
INSTALLATION AND
PART IV - OPERATION
Part III – Gas Installation

• Approval To Install (ATI)


Before commencing work on a new
installation or gas extension.

•Approval To Operate (ATO)


Upon completion of a new gas installation
work. Submit Form B (Certificate of
Completion) and Form C (Test Certificate).
APPROVAL TO INSTALL
❒ BEFORE COMMENCING WORK ON A NEW
GAS INSTALLATION OR EXTENSION, A
PERSON SHALL APPLY FOR AN
APPROVAL TO INSTALL (ATI)

❒ EVERY WORK ON GAS INSTALLATION


SHALL BE DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH
REGULATIONS AND ANY CONDITION OF
ENERGY COMMISSION

❒ DRAWINGS ENDORSED BY RELEVANT


COMPETENT PERSON TO BE SUBMITTED
TO THE DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR
APPROVAL
APPROVAL TO OPERATE

❒ UPON COMPLETION OF A NEW GAS


INSTALLATION WORK OR GAS EXTENSION,
A PERSON SHALL APPLY FOR AN
APPROVAL TO OPERATE (ATO)

❒ A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION AND TEST


CERTIFICATE ENDORSED BY A
COMPETENT PERSON MUST BE SUBMITTED
DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND TESTING
STANDARDS

❒ MS 830 - STORAGE, HANDLING AND


TRANSPORTATION OF LPG

❒ MS 930 - INSTALLATION OF FUEL GAS


PIPING SYSTEMS AND
APPLIANCES

❒ ANSI / ASME B31.8 - GAS TRANSMISSION AND


DISTRIBUTION PIPING
SYSTEM
Part III – Gas Installation

• Information, Excavation and Safety of Gas


Installation.

Regulation 25 to 64.
EXCAVATION WORK

• A person who intends to carry out excavation work


in the vicinity of gas installation shall:
➱ Notify the licensee, and
➯ Request in writing the location of underground
gas installation

• Excavation work shall be carried out under the


supervision of the relevant competent person
Part IV – Operation

•Connection for the supply of gas to consumer.


Regulation 65 to 73.

•Inspection and Test of Gas Installation.


Regulation 74 to 80.
PART V – CERTIFICATE OF
COMPETENCY AND
REGISTRATION
ROLE OF COMPETENT PERSON

“Competent person”
means:
a person who holds a certificate of
competency issued by the Director General or
any other equivalent certificate issued by any
government body to perform work in
accordance with the restrictions, if any, stated
in the certificate
CLASSIFICATION OF
COMPETENT PERSONS

❒ GAS ENGINEER

❒ GAS ENGINEERING SUPERVISOR

❒ GAS FITTER I

❒ GAS FITTER II

❒ GAS FITTER III


ROLE OF COMPETENT PERSONS

Regulation

15(2)

Provisions

Drawings submitted for obtaining permission


to install shall be endorsed by Gas Engineer,
Gas Engineering Supervisor, Class I Gas
Fitter or Class II Gas Fitter, as the case may
be
ROLE OF COMPETENT PERSONS

Regulation

17

Provisions

Appropriate competent persons shall


supervise installation works and issue
certificate of completion
ROLE OF COMPETENT PERSONS

Regulation

18

Provisions

Before gas is supplied to a new or additional


gas installation, the installation shall be tested
and certified by the appropriate competent
person
ROLE OF COMPETENT PERSONS

Regulation

130(1)

Provisions

Only a competent person or a person under


supervision of a competent person shall
undertake to carry out the repair and
maintenance of a gas pipeline or installation
ROLE OF COMPETENT PERSONS

Regulation

64(2)

Provisions

Rectification work on supply of gas shall be


carried out by or supervised by competent
person
ROLE OF COMPETENT PERSONS

Regulation

128(3)

Provisions

A domestic gas installation shall be checked,


tested and certified by the appropriate
competent person every three years but other
gas installation shall be similarly inspected,
tested any certified every two years
ROLE OF COMPETENT PERSONS

Regulation

33

Provisions

Excavation work in vicinity of gas installation


shall be carried out under supervision of
relevant competent person in accordance with
class of installation
RESPONSIBILITIES OF
COMPETENT PERSON
❒ Review and endorse engineering plan
❒ Perform or supervise gas work according to
standards and endorse certificate of completion
❒ Perform test and endorse test certificate
❒ Repair gas installation
❒ Maintain gas installation
❒ Modify gas installation
❒ Inspect gas installation
❒ Supervise excavation works near pipeline
CLASSIFICATION OF GAS
INSTALLATIONS
• Scope of work of competent person is also governed by the Class of
gas installation

• All gas installations are classified into:


– Class I
– Class II
– Class III

• Classification is in accordance with complexity and risk of installation


CLASSICATION OF NATURAL GAS
INSTALLATIONS

Class I Maximum operating


pressure exceeding 60 psig

Class II Maximum operating


pressure exceeding 5 psig
but not exceeding 60 psig

Class III Maximum operating


pressure not exceeding
5 psig
CLASSIFICATION OF LPG INSTALLATION

Class Criteria of Classification

Class I Installation with underground/mounded bulk storage or aboveground bulk storage


exceeding 10 kl aggregate water capacity

and

pipeline with maximum operating pressure exceeding 20 psig after first stage regulator
Class II Installation with aboveground bulk storage not exceeding 10 kl aggregate water capacity:

or
Installation with manifolded cylinders exceeding 2.5 kl aggregate water capacity
(vapour withdrawal or liquid withdrawal with vaporizer);

and

pipeline with maximum operating pressure exceeding 5 psig but not exceeding 20 psig
after first stage regulator.
Class III Installation with manifolded cylinders not exceeding 2.5 kl aggregate water capacity
(vapour withdrawal only) ;

and

pipeline with maximum operating pressure not exceeding 5 psig after first stage regulator
SCOPE OF WORK OF VARIOUS CLASSES OF COMPETENT
PERSON ACCORDING TO CLASS OF INSTALLATION

No. Competent Endorsement Endorsement Endorsement Repair of gas Maintenance


Person of Plan of Certificate of of Test installation of gas
Completion Certificate installation

1. Gas All Classes of All Classes of All Classes of All Classes of All Classes of
Engineer gas installation gas installation gas installation gas installation gas installation

2. Gas Class II and All Classes of All Classes of All Classes of All Classes of
Engineering Class III gas gas installation gas installation gas installation gas installation
Supervisor installation

3. Gas Fitter

(a) Class I Class III gas Class II and Class II and Class II and Class II and
installation Class III gas Class III gas Class III gas Class III gas
installation installation installation installation

(b) Class II Class III gas Class III gas Class III gas Class III gas Class III gas
installation installation installation installation installation
(c) Class III Class III gas Class III gas Class III gas Class III gas
installation installation installation installation
(repair work (repair work
only) only)
REGISTRATION OF
COMPETENT PERSON

A PERSON WHO HOLDS A


CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY AND
WHO DOES WORK OR ANY ACT IN
RELATION TO THE CERTIFICATE
SHALL BE REGISTERED WITH THE
DIRECTOR GENERAL
RESPONSIBLE PERSONS
ROLE OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON

“Responsible person” in relation to any premises means:


the licensee or consumer, or an occupier of the
premises, or where there is no consumer or occupier,
the owner of the premises or any person authorised by
the consumer or occupier to be in charge of the gas
pipeline or gas installation in the premises.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF
RESPONSIBLE PERSON
❒ Ensure installation is maintained in good and efficient working
order
❒ Ensure safety measures are observed during operation and
maintenance work
❒ Ensure pipeline can always be identified
❒ Ensure gas shut off when gas leak or escape
❒ Ensure gas is re-supplied safely after shut-off
❒ Keep maintenance record
❒ Attend and assist regulatory inspections
❒ Implement repairs or alterations as advised by competent person
GAS CONTRACTOR
GAS CONTRACTOR

“No person shall perform or carry out any


work in respect of installing, constructing,
testing, commissioning, calibrating,
maintaining, repairing or operating gas
pipeline or gas installation or part of it
unless he holds a valid Certificate of
Registration as a Gas Contractor”.
CLASSES OF GAS CONTRACTORS
❒ CLASS A
❒ require a Gas Engineer or Gas Engineering
Supervisor, and a Gas Fitter Class I

❒ CLASS B
❒ require a Gas Fitter Class I

❒ CLASS C
❒ require a Gas Fitter Class II

❒ CLASS D
❒ require a Gas Fitter Class III
SCOPE OF WORK OF VARIOUS CLASSES OF
GAS CONTRACTORS

No. Classes of Design of Gas Installation Testing Commissioning Maintenance


Gas Installation and Repair
Contractor
1. Class A All Classes of All Classes of All Classes All Classes of All Classes of
gas installation gas installation of gas gas installation gas
installation installation
2. Class B Class III gas Class II & Class II & Class II & Class Class II &
installation Class III gas Class III gas III gas Class III gas
installation installation installation installation
3. Class C Class III gas Class III gas Class III gas Class III gas Class III gas
installation installation installation installation installation

4. Class D - - - - Class III gas


installation
WELDING AND JOINTING

WELDING AND JOINTING OF GAS PIPES


SHALL BE PERFORMED BY HOLDER OF
VALID CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION
FROM RELEVANT AUTHORITY
USE OF GAS FITTING, APPLIANCE
AND EQUIPMENT

NO GAS FITTING, GAS APPLIANCE OR


GAS EQUIPMENT SHALL BE USED
UNLESS IT HAS BEEN TESTED AND
CERTIFIED AND APPROVED BY :
– THE GOVERNMENT OR
– ITS AGENT OR
– A PERSON ACCREDITED BY THE
GOVERNMENT
MANUFACTURERS,
ASSEMBLERS AND
IMPORTERS
CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL TO
MANUFACTURE, ASSEMBLE, IMPORT

NO PERSON SHALL ASSEMBLE OR


MANUFACTURE, OR IMPORT A GAS
FITTING, GAS APPLIANCE OR GAS
EQUIPMENT WITHOUT GETTING
THE APPROVAL OF THE DIRECTOR
GENERAL
APPROVAL OF GAS FITTING,
APPLIANCE AND EQUIPMENT

NO GAS FITTING, GAS APPLIANCE OR


GAS EQUIPMENT SHALL BE ASSEMBLED,
MANUFACTURED, IMPORTED OR SOLD
UNLESS IT HAS BEEN TESTED AND
CERTIFIED AND APPROVED BY :
– THE GOVERNMENT OR
– ITS AGENT OR
– A PERSON ACCREDITED BY THE
GOVERNMENT
INSTALLATION OF GAS APPLIANCE

• No person shall install appliance without:


– Pressure testing connection for gas
tightness
– Ensuring all controls are working
– Ensuring operating pressure is as
recommended by manufacturer
– Ensuring adequate ventilation
CONNECTION FOR GAS SUPPLY

No gas shall be taken from the gas main pipe until –

• Agreement has to be entered into between the parties

• Installation has been inspected and tested and found to be safe by a


competent person
PART VI - MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE

• Installation shall be maintained in good and efficient


working order to ensure safety

• Competent person shall check, test and certify :


➪ Domestic gas installations once every three years
➪ Other gas installations once every two years.

• Inspection and test may be made by director general


before licence renewal
REPAIRS
• Competent person shall carry out or supervise repair and
maintenance works

• Work procedure approved by competent person shall be


submitted to director general or licensee for approval

• Where gas is leaking, competent person may make necessary


emergency repairs
REGULATOR
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
REGULATOR
❒ TO ACHIEVE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE LEGISLATION THROUGH:

❒ FORMULATION OF MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS


❒ LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION
❒ INSPECTION AND AUDITS
❒ ADVISE AND PROMOTION
❒ INVESTIGATION
❒ ARBITRATION
❒ LEGAL ACTION
The Responsibilities For A Safe and Reliable Gas Installation

Regulator
Gas Supplier
Set minimum requirements
Responsible Person Gas supply pressure
Issues licenses and approvals
Enforce legislative requirements Overpressure protection
Safe operation Gas temperature
Advice and promote
Maintenance Gas conditioning
Continuity of supply
Gas metering
Competent Persons Gas quality
Gas CV
Design & installation of pipeworks Gas odour
Design & installation of flues Gas billing
Design & installation of ventilation Safe design
Pipeline identification and marking Safe construction
Location and route selection Safe operation
Materials and component selection Safe and Maintenance
Sizing and strength requirements Reliable Gas Repair
Corrosion protection Installation Emergency measures
Testing & commissioning
Consumer instruction
Certification of design
Certification of completed works Fitting, Equipment & Appliance
Certification of testings Manufacturer / Importer
Regular inspections
Appliance mechanical safety
Pipeline Contractor Appliance gas tightness
Appliance flame-failure safety
Design & installation of pipeworks Appliance fire guarding
Design & installation of flues Appliance surface temperature
Design & installation of ventilation Appliance electrical safety
Pipeline identification and marking Marking for gas type and pressure
Location and route selection Installation instructions
Materials and component selection Operating instructions
Sizing and strength requirements
Corrosion protection
Testing & commissioning
Consumer instruction
ACCOUNTABILITY
1. Supply gas withoutlicence RM100,000 or 5 years
jail or both
2. Failure to comply withlicence RM10,000 or further
conditions RM1000 everyday
offence continues

3. Negligently tampers with or RM100,000 or 5 years


damages pipeline or installationjail or both
causing injury or damage

4. Diverting pipeline for extractingRM5,000 or 3 years jail


gas, altering meter index, etc. or both
ACCOUNTABILITY
5. Undertaking without authority workRM5,000 or 2 years
near pipeline or installation jail or both

6. Obstruction of Officer RM5000 or 2 years


or both

7. Failure to attend inquiry RM3,000 or 1 year


jail or both

8. Other offences RM50,000 OR


RM1,000 everyday
offence continues
LESSONS LEARNT
BLEVE
(Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion)
BLEVE
(Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion)
DOMESTIC GAS PIPING ACCIDENT
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